Simple and effectiveÂ Christmas Wreath decorations made from Merino Wool TopsÂ by Cara and Jo Barrell.
How to Make the Christmas Wreath
You will need a framework on which to attach the wool tops, and these can be found inÂ floristry sectionsÂ in garden centres. If you can’t find one, you can bend a wire coat hanger into a circle, leaving the hook at the top for hanging the wreath.
The Christmas Wreath decoration was made by plaiting 3 lengths of Merino wool tops and attachingÂ the plaitÂ around the wire. The wool tops are supplied in a continuous length where possibleÂ and breaks can be fixed by overlapping the ends while plaiting.
The wools tops areÂ attached to the wire by passing one of the lengths around the wire as you plait, orÂ the plaitÂ can be tied in place with string or food bag ties.
The holly decoration is made from felted holly leaves and berries. You will need create a piece of flat felt (our post Making Felted Fabric and Felt Balls By Hand will show you how) and cut out the shape of holly leaves. A small amount of scarlet Merino wool is easily felted into ballsÂ for berries.
The Christmas wreath decoration above was made using our Silver coloured wool top. It is decorated with a hand felted snowman, twoÂ felted candy canes,Â and stars made from fused Angelina fibres.
The charming felted snowman with his top hat and carrot nose.
The glistening Angelina fibre stars (find out more about heat-bondable Angelina) are attached for further embellishment. As always, the reflective qualities of Angelina fibre are very difficult to photograph! This exciting fibre is available in a choice of colours in 25g bags.
The Merino wool tops are available in a large choice of colours so you can make your wreath to tie in with your own Christmas theme.Â