Winter Greenery Hoop

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By General Craft Contributor Michelle

Create a fresh looking wall hanging that says “winter,” without feeling like Christmas.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

To begin, separate your hoop into two pieces.  Cover the smaller ring with your fabric, then fit the larger ring over the smaller ring, tightening the thumb screw, and pulling the fabric taught within the hoop.  Trim the excess fabric.

Use your hot glue gun to tack the excess fabric to the inside of the hoop.

To make the large flower, cut a 6-inch circle from your fern colored felt.  Cut the circle into a spiral shape.

Begin coiling your spiral up from the outside pointed end, toward the circle in the middle.  Dab with hot glue as you coil to hold the flower together.

Glue the circle in the middle to the bottom of your coiled flower.

Cut larger petals for your flower, increasing the size as you work your way away from the coiled center.

Begin adding your petals to the outside of the coiled center with hot glue, starting with the smaller ones, and gradually getting bigger.  Overlap each petal a bit with the previous petal.

Continue adding petals until your flower reaches your desired size.

To make the pine branches, cut strips of your spruce colored felt, and cut a fringe onto one side of the strip.

Glue the end of the strip to the tip of your stick, and then wrap the strip around the end of the stick, gluing to hold.

Wrap more strips down the length of the stick to form more pine clusters.

Glue your pine branches down first onto the hoop, then glue the flower on top of the ends to cover them.  Cut leaves from the white felt, and arrange as desired around the central flower.

Tie a basic bow from your burlap ribbon, and glue to the top of the hoop.

Happy Winter Crafting!

 

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