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Candy Cane Felt Wreath

by Lindsay Law (follow)
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This activity is for older children because it uses a hot glue gun. It makes a gorgeous, colourful wreath that you can hang on a Christmas tree. You could use a larger polystyrene ring, and bigger sheets of felt to make a wreath big enough to hang on a door.



Polystyrene ring, red felt, green felt, white felt, Christmas wreath


Time: 30 minutes
Age: Over 10's
Level: Hard

Materials
Sheets of red, green, and white felt
Flat-backed polystyrene ring
Hot glue gun
Scissors



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Craft materials


Method
Cut the felt along the long edge into strips about 1 cm wide. You will need about 12 strips of each colour to cover this size of ring.



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Felt cut into strips ready to be affixed to the polystyrene ring


Using the hot glue gun, squeeze a small amount of glue on the wrong side of the ring and affix your first piece of felt. You can affix these three at a time, as shown the picture, or just do it one at a time.



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Felt affixed to polystyrene ring


Wait a moment for it to dry, and then wrap it round the ring. It should wrap round twice.



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Each strip of felt will be wrapped round twice


Squeeze some more glue to fix the felt in place, again on the wrong side of the ring.
Trim the extra ends of the felt.
Repeat this all round the ring, overlapping the colours so you can leave a small strip of each showing, like a candy cane.



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The almost completed wreath


When you have completed the ring, set it aside.
Take a sheet of green felt and fold it in half. Cut one side of a holly leaf, which will allow you to unfold it into a full, symmetrical leaf. Repeat so that you have three leaves.
Using the hot glue gun, affix the leaves to the front of the wreath, this will be the bottom.



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The holly leaves have now been stuck on the wreath


Cut 3 short strips of red felt, about 5cm long and 0.5 - 1cm wide.



Polystyrene ring, red felt, green felt, white felt, Christmas wreath


Roll up the red strips and stick the ends with the glue gun.
Fix these rolled up strips into the middle of the holly leaves to make berries.
Hang up the wreath and admire!



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The finished Candy Cane Felt Wreathe: ready to hang on the Christmas tree!


Categories
#Over 10's
#Hard
#Christmas
#Felt
#Craft
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