Plastic canvas can be used to make many things, and it is just the perfect backing for this Christmas ornament.
The wreath ornament lays nice and flat, and the circular piece can be cut just right to make this variation of Christmas ornaments made of plastic canvas.
Sometimes plastic canvas gets a bad rap. There are those of us who saw not-so-pretty and kind of cheesy plastic canvas crafts at our grandmothers' homes.
I know I did, and I thought that I would probably not be doing any plastic canvas crafts. How wrong I was!
This plastic canvas Christmas ornament is so cute and would look adorable on any tree. Brighten your holiday home by learning how to sew these easy Christmas wreaths with plastic canvas.
This simple and free plastic canvas pattern is a great craft for all ages, so get the whole family involved.
Start creating by watching the video or reading the step-by-step instructions below.
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How do you cut plastic canvas?
Unlike typical needlepoint canvas which will unravel when cut, plastic canvas stays sturdy and in one piece and does not become distorted.
Simply use a pair of sharp scissors to cut through the rigid vertical and horizontal plastic canvas weave to easily cut any shape or design for projects.
The plastic canvas can be finished off neatly with the common whip stitch used often in sewing plastic canvas.
SUPPLIES NEEDED to sew a plastic canvas Christmas wreath ornament
- 2 Pieces - 3” round plastic canvas pieces
- Green yarn
- Red yarn
- Plastic canvas needle
- Sharp scissors
- Ribbon, optional
INSTRUCTIONS for making a plastic canvas christmas wreath ornament
STEP 1: cut center hole from Both plastic canvas circles
Using the sharp scissors, cut a circular hole from the center of the plastic canvas circles. Count in four rows of holes, and then begin cutting the center. When finished, there should be four rows of holes on the outside edge of each plastic canvas circle.
step 2: stitching the green portion of the plastic canvas wreath
Thread the needle with the green yarn. Watch this tutorial for an easy tip to thread a needle with yarn.
Beginning at the second row in, push the needle and yarn up through the back of one of the plastic canvas circles. See this tutorial for starting the stitching on plastic canvas. Stitch diagonally up to the top row using the continental stitch with the green yarn.
Do the same for the rows below that, until the entire surface of the plastic canvas is covered with the green yarn. See this tutorial for ending the yarn on the plastic canvas.
Repeat this step for the second plastic canvas circle.
step 3: Add holly to the front of the plastic canvas ornament
Remove the green yarn from the needle. Thread the needle with the red yarn, using the same threading tip as before.
On one of the circles, five clusters of three holly berries are going to be made with french knots.
Evenly space the clusters of three berries around the plastic canvas wreath ornament, keeping in mind that a bow or ribbon will be attached at the top.
step 4: join the plastic canvas wreaths together
Place the two green plastic canvas wreaths together with the back sides facing inwards. The wreath with the berries will be the front of the ornament.
Join the two circles together using the long-legged cross stitch to sew around the inside and outside edges of the circles.
Alternately, the whip stitch can be used in place of the long-legged cross stitch to join the plastic canvas wreaths together.
step 5: Add a loop to hang the ornament
Using a piece of the green yarn, attach a loop to the top of the plastic canvas ornament for hanging.
Do this by threading the needle with the piece of yarn and pushing the needle and yarn up through the back of the top center hole.
step 6: Add a Bow or ribbon
Use two 10" pieces of red yarn and tie them into a bow. Attach the bow to the top of the wreath under the hanging loop. Do this by using a piece of red yarn threaded on the needle, and going up through a hole at the location of the center of where the bow will be.
Put the bow in place, and push the needle in the hole above where the needle came up in order to attach the bow to the wreath.
A red ribbon may also be used for the bow on the plastic canvas ornament.
The wreath ornament is finished and ready to hang on your tree or to be gifted to a friend.
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