By Beth Watson
Rustic and whimsical, this Buffalo Plaid Hoop Wreath is the perfect way to greet your guest during the holidays as well as all winter long. Easy to create and goes together in about an hour!
Here’s what you will need:
• Kunin Premium™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Black, Charcoal, Olive, Kelly Green and Apple Green (one each)
• Kunin Classic™ Felt Yardage – Red (1/2 Yard)
• E6000 Fabri-Fuse fabric glue
• Wooden Embroidery Hoop (14”)
• Wooden Greeting
• Medium Wood Tone Spray Stain
• Greenery with Pinecones (2 branches)
• Stablio Aquarellable White Pencil
• Scissors, Pencil, Plain Paper, Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Here’s how to make it:
In a well-ventilated area or outside, spray the embroidery hoop and wooden greeting with a medium tone stain. Let dry.
From yardage, cut a 16” by 16” square of Kunin Classic™ Felt Red, insert in embroidery hoop, pull gently to make felt taught and then tighten screw at top. Trim excess from back of hoop.
Measure and cut 2” by 2” squares – nine (9) from Kunin Premium™ Felt Black and twenty-four (24) from Kunin Premium™ Felt Charcoal. Lay out Buffalo Plaid pattern, starting with the black square in the center and alternating with charcoal squares.
Once you are pleased with the composition, attach squares with fabric glue. Let glue dry. Once dry, carefully trim the edges.
Draw simple tree shapes on plain paper, cut out and fit on to front of hoop. Then trace trees onto Kunin Premium™ Felt Kelly Green, Olive and Apple Green. Cut out and attach to hoop with fabric glue.
Attach stained wooden greeting and greenery branches to hoop with hot glue gun.
I hope you will use my Buffalo Plaid Hoop Wreath as a jumping off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity and create some Holiday home decor! Swap out the trees for snowflakes or a deer silhouette for a custom creation! Felt is an easy, versatile and forgiving medium which allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt; Kunin® Premiumfelt and Corduroy non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
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