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Felt Folly Christmas Wreath

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Felt Folly Christmas Wreath Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Deck the halls with this fanciful felt Christmas wreath. Not only is it beautiful and fun, it can be used year after year and won't leave a mess of pine needles on your floor. Feel free to follow our pattern exactly, or create your own, but note that the bead quantities are for this specific pattern.

Step One: On nine of the 2-inch antique brass headpins, string an antique brass bead cap, a stoneware large round in light green and two 8mm olivine glass druk beads. Finish with a simple loop. For help with simple loops visit the Handy Tips Section of the Learning Center.

Step Two: On six of the 2-inch headpins, string an antique gold-plated pewter etched daisy bead cap, an 8mm ruby glass druk bead, a stoneware large round in red and a ruby glass druk. Finish with a simple loop.

Step Three: On three of the 2-inch headpins, string a brass bead cap, a red stoneware bead and two ruby glass druks. Finish with a simple loop.

Step Four: On six of the 2-inch headpins, string an 8mm red glass roundel, a green felt ball and another red glass roundel. Use two large, two medium and two small-sized felt balls. Finish with a simple loop.

Step Four: On six of the 2-inch headpins, string an 8mm matte glass roundel in olive, a red felt ball and another olive glass roundel. Use two large, two medium and two small-sized felt balls. Finish with a simple loop.

Step Five: On three of the 2-inch headpins, string an olive glass roundel, a white felt ball and another olive glass roundel. Use one small, one medium and one small-sized felt ball. Finish with a simple loop.

Step Six: On three of the 2-inch headpins, string a red glass roundel, a white felt ball and another red glass roundel. Use one small, one medium and one small sized felt ball. Finish with a simple loop.

Step Seven: Cut a 24-inch piece of 18 gauge fuchsia artistic wire. Bend one end of the wire to form a temporary stopper for the beads. String a dangle in between each alternating ruby and green glass druks. For the large felt balls, you will need to string two glass druks before stringing the next dangle. When you have strung all the glass druks and dangles, twist the wire closed. Arrange the dangles the way you would like them to hang, then tighten the wire so the beads have no room to move. Twist the wire closed and cut any excess wire.

Step Eight: With the dangles arranged the way you would like them, flip the wreath over and place a dab Gem-Tac permanent adhesive in between each druk bead on the back. Let dry overnight. Due to their weight, the dangles may have shifted overnight. Rearrange them the way you would like and place another dab of adhesive between each druk bead, thus ensuring they stay in place. Let dry.

Using the 22 gauge bronze wire, create a small loop to hang the wreath, wrapping it around the loop several times to ensure it stays in place.
Approximate size: 8 inches
Estimated time: 2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
18 gauge fuchsia artistic wire, 4 yd spool (AWR18FUS4)
22 gauge bronze wire, 15 yards (WR22BRZ15)
Gem-Tac permanent adhesive (GEMTAC)
List of Components:
Various size holiday mix felt beads 30 piece pack (FELT-074, qty 1)
2-inch antique brass-plated 20 gauge head pin (BBA-HP20-22, qty 36)
8mm red glass roundel (GR-RED8, qty 18)
8mm matte olive glass roundel (GR-MOL8, qty 16)
Stoneware large round - light green (SW-BD185, qty 9)
Stoneware large round - red (SW-BD175, qty 9)
Glass druk bead ruby 8mm (25 pack) (DRUK-RUBY8, qty 2)
Glass druk bead olivine 8mm (25 pack) (DRUK-OLIV8, qty 2)
Antique gold-plated pewter etched daisy beadcap (PGA-CAP001, qty 6)
Antique brass bead cap (BBA-CAP03, qty 12)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Various Size Holiday Mix Felt Beads 30 Piece Pack
Code: FELT-074
Assorted sizes 
1-23-56+
$11.99$10.79$9.79
Qty>
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Head Pin
Code: BBA-HP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.14$0.13$0.11
Qty>
8mm Red Glass Roundel
Code: GR-RED8
8mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
8mm Matte Olive Glass Disc Bead
Code: GR-MOL8
Length 3mm, Width 8mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>
Stoneware Large Round - Light Green
Code: SW-BD185
Length 10.5mm, Width 12mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.04$0.92$0.84
Qty>
Stoneware Large Round - Red
Code: SW-BD175
Length 10.5mm, Width 12mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.04$0.92$0.84
Qty>
Glass Druk Bead Ruby 8mm (25 Pack)
Code: DRUK-RUBY8
8mm, 1mm Hole 
1-910-1920+
$2.12$1.90$1.70
Qty>
Glass Druk Bead Olivine 8mm (25 Pack)
Code: DRUK-OLIV8
8mm, 1mm Hole 
1-910-1920+
$1.96$1.76$1.58
Qty>
Nunn Design Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Etched Daisy Bead Cap
Code: PGA-CAP001
Length 5mm, Diameter 9mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$1.07$0.98$0.90
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Bead Cap
Code: BBA-CAP03
Diameter 9mm, Depth 2mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.06$0.98$0.90
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 3.7 fl oz.
Code: GEMTAC
3.7 fl oz 
1-23-56+
$14.35$13.37$12.46
Qty>
18 Gauge Fuchsia Artistic Wire, 4 Yd Spool
Code: AWR18FUS4
18 gauge, 4 yards 
1-23-45+
$4.99$4.59$4.19
Qty>
22 Gauge Bronze Wire, 15 yards
Code: WR22BRZ15
1-34-78+
$7.09$6.39$5.79
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>



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