1) PRINT AND CUT TEMPLATES
3) TRIM ALONG TRACED LINES
4) BEGIN ASSEMBLING STAR SUCCULENTS
First you will put a small line of hot glue in the center of a small petal, then you will fold the petal at an offset and pinch it between your fingers to create creases in the felt. Then, add a couple dots of glue to the bottom edge and roll into a cone shape to create the center of the plant. Repeat these steps for the second petal. Add a couple dots of glue to the bottom edge and attach to the previous piece. Do the same with another petal. Continue adding pieces in a circular pattern.
5) WRAPPING THE WREATH
Instead of wrapping the wreath one strand of yarn at a time, stretch out a long length of yarn (15-20’) and cut. Repeat until you have 3-4 long strands. Tie a knot in one end of the strands, and wind the other end into a ball. Now you’ll be wrapping 3-4 times as fast as a single thread. Wrap the wreath in plastic stretch wrap before you add the yarn—it keeps the foam from shredding and gives you a surface to glue on. Glue the knotted end to the back side of the wreath and begin wrapping with the wreath facing you. Continue wrapping until you reach the end of the yarn. Shift the yarns to get them spaced evenly.Glue the ends down on the back side. Trim shorter if the yarn ends at the front. Start another until you’ve wrapped the whole wreath.
6) ARRANGING THE FLOWERS
Start with the largest succulents and place 2-3 of them in a cluster in the lower right. Continue filling in with smaller succulents, tucking the medium, small, and mini ones in around the bigger ones. Make a second smaller cluster in the upper left with 2-3 medium-sized succulents, tucking more of the small and mini ones in around the bigger ones. Keep working the design until you are happy with the layout.
* Glue the largest felt succulents first, then arrange the smaller ones around those
7) ADD RIBBON HANGER
Measure ribbon to desired length & shape then add hot glue and firmly press ribbon to the back of the wreath.
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