I've started my first project, the yarn wreath.
What I've learned thus far.....
- it's true, as mentioned in the tutorial I used, imperfect = perfect
- it's recommended that if you use a hay/grass wreath to keep the plastic on....well, the store I bought mine from took the plastic off, easy fix = put some saran wrap around it when you get home!
- overlapping not only looks better (in my humble opinion), but it truly blends in and gives the wreath a thicker look
- it takes time to wrap the wreath....a looonnnng time
- don't worry if you don't cover the wreath perfectly the first time around, that's when overlapping comes into play
- you can move in the opposite direction when overlapping....who knew?!
- make sure you pull tightly (but not too tightly). It looks better, but if you forget, once again, overlapping will fix that problem in a jiffy
- make sure you keep an eye on the interior of the wreath and the top, I missed spots in the interior because I was so focused on the top or front....but once again....you got it, problem can be easily fixed with overlapping (I promise, won't say it again).
- when cutting the circles of felt for your flowers, it doesn't have to be a perfect circle (at all) in the beginning since you'll be cutting waves into it later
Here's a quick pic (I apologize about the poor quality, it was taken with my iPhone) of mine so far.....
Few last thoughts.....these are fun to make, really, I have enjoyed it! Making felt flowers, awesome, will definitely be making more for other at home projects!