But it’s not official till you’ve seen the coca cola advert. Here at Benny Rens HQ I’ve been stirring up a Christmas whirlwind. I see baubles and bells and wool galore! I’ve been making christmas wreaths 🙂 they are inspired by the many christmas decoration shops I’ve been to already… 4 infact… And it’s not even December! Addicted? Me? anyhoooo…. The idea came from my spring wreath I made which I used attic24’s inspiration, it came out so well I decided to make a whole bunch for others to enjoy 🙂
They start life like this. So sad and unloved. I buy these poly wreaths in bulk so they work out cheaper, but you can get them from ebay, hobbycraft and the like. These are 35cm half dome wreaths, I like this size mostly because it’s the biggest you can get and it gives me a good surface to work with.
Then they get covered. For this I use two different methods. Both involve crochet 🙂 of course. I’ll save the other method for another day, otherwise it will just get confusing!
So the first involves making a long scarf 🙂 it’s just over 100 rows, basically until it goes around the outter edge of the ring. It’s 30 stitches wide and I start with a ch32 it’s all hdc (htr if using English). I used drops Paris. Mostly because it’s my favourite 🙂
So now to decorate. I like to keep it simple, on these wreaths. I want to see the crochet!
Leave long tails to sew it on, but if your feeling it’s not secure enough, grab your glue gun. If it’s going outside, I’d recommend a waterproof spray. I invested in a clover pompom maker pack. I figured it would be quicker and give a neater less mess approach 🙂 So I went ahead and made another… And it won’t be the last 😉