Halloween has passed and now guess what time it is?
Christmas decor time. Yay!
I gave it a week. I know, it is crazy just how early stores put out their decorations. Halloween wasn’t even over yet and Christmas stuff was starting to take up the isles. But now that Halloween is over, it is time to get your Christmas on. I promise I won’t decorate quite yet, 😉 but I am going to start posting great Christmas ideas. Only because I want everyone to have time to accomplish some great things before the season really starts. I’ll break you in slowly with a finger knit fall wreath. Really it could be considered a Christmas wreath but I’m really trying not to scare you off. So, lets call it a fall wreath. 😛
Finger Knit Fall Wreath Supplies:
- Wreath form
- Chunky wool
- Assorted flowers to decorate
- Long rope of finger knitting – length will depend on size of finished wreath. I used a whole skein of wool. (I hope skein was used correctly here.)
These wreaths are actually so super easy to do. I myself have VERY little knitting experience. I just recently attempted arm knitting and grabbed some knitting needles in an attempt to learn to actually knit. I did a small square patch of knitting and that’s it so far. But this finger knitting can be done while watching TV. It is so easy your kids could do it, maybe even your cat. I love it. I just need to figure out what else I can do with it. It is quite relaxing.
I learned my finger knitting from Flax and Twine. Check out her tutorial if you are not sure how to do it. If you like knitting this is a great site with lots of fun patterns.
DIY Finger Knit Fall Wreath
You will need to start with a long rope of finger knitting. Grab your wreath form and let’s get to it.
You will need to start by securing the rope to your wreath form.
I just used the end of the tail to tie it on there nice and tight. Then you can tuck the rest of the tail under the rope as you are wrapping it around.
Wrap the rope all around the form until you reach the beginning and make sure there are no gaps in it. I packed mine in quite tight. You may have to do a little adjusting to get it to sit tighter in the center.
To finish it off I just knotted it at the back with the tail end and brought it up into a loop to hang it. Tie it off and now decorate. See? Super easy!
I had some flowers around that I added and cut two leaves out of a sheet of burlap. I used my handy dandy glue gun and glued my fingers to it. Then once I got those peeled off I decided the flowers looked nicer so I added them carefully.
Now I know I said this is a fall wreath, but look…
…add some Christmas ornaments to the center and put some cute wool trees around and boom – fall to Christmas wreath. Just like that. No need to take it down till spring. We all still wear sweaters till then right? So it is totally socially acceptable.
Take away the ornaments and voila – finger knit fall wreath.
So versatile from fall right through to spring.
Have you ever done finger knitting before? I would love some more ideas on what you can do with it.
Don’t forget to pin this project for later.
Be sure to check out these other posts below. With a little imagination these ideas can also be changed into some fun holiday decor.
Using some holiday paper or adding some sparkle would make these pretty on a holiday table!
And paint the ends of these with a silver or gold, add some sparkle and a snowflake to the middle and boom! Snowflakes.