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Halloween Wreath Japanese Square Knot

 

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 Important Notes!

- For this project, we love using two different colors, but it's up to you!
- We highly recommend Gorilla Wood Glue for the best results!
- If you are using two or more colors, make sure that you use Craft Band that is the same width 
  all 13mm, all 14mm or all 15mm Otherwise, your finished coaster will be crooked.
- To tear the Paper Eco Tape to your desired width, cut at the desired seam, and take a PP band strip or a plastic card of some sort, insert at the cut and then glide between the threads.
- Different color strips might used in photos for the applicable step.
- Finished item may vary slightly in size from the dimensions above.
- At KaGOcraft, we prefer to use centimeters for our measurements instead of inches, as it's more precise for our projects and will yield the best results in the finished item.

 

Skill level: ★☆


Supply list

DIY Halloween Wreath kit

- KaGOcraft's 15mm Craft Band
- Scissors
- PP Band
- Starter tool kit

 Bows, Ribbons optional

 

For this project, we love using two different colors, but it's up to you! 

Prepare the Craft Band 15mm

Color A: Sakura
Color B: Sky

Name Length Pieces Width Color
1 Horizontal strip   710cm 1 12 A
2 Vertical strip   710cm 1 12 B

 

 

Procedure 

 

  1. Straighten the Horizontal Strip and the Vertical Strip if coiled. Find the center of both strips by folding in half. Hang the center of the Vertical Strip over the center of the Horizontal strip as shown. The 4 ends have been marked A, B, C, and D in the picture.

  1. Take Strip B and fold upward behind Strip C, creating a loop.

3. Fold Strip C behind Strip B.

 

  1. Fold Strip C to the front, over Strip A, and pass through the loop made in Step 2.

  1. Gradually tighten all of the ends. You've just completed a square knot!

  2. Turn the knot over. 

  3. Fold Strip A upward, between Strips B and C, leaving space to create a small loop. 

  4. Fold Strip C upward to the right, between Strips B and C. 

  5.  Fold Strip B downward to the right, between Strips A and D. 

  6.  Fold Strip D downward to the left, and pass through the loop formed by Strip A. 

  7. Gradually tighten all of the ends.  

  8. Fold Strip B upward to the left, between Strips A and D. Be sure to leave space to create a small loop. 

  9.  Fold Strip D upward to the right, between Strips A and C. 

  10.  Fold Strip A downward to the right, between Strips B and C. 

  11. Fold Strip C downward, through the loop created by Strip B. 

  12. Gradually tighten all of the ends. 

  13.  Continue to repeat this method. Note that the woven portion will have a gradual twist, creating a lovely effect.  

  14.  Weave until the shortest strip has about 6 inches left. The gaps in between are determined by how tightly it is woven. The tighter the weave, the smaller the gap. 

  15. To close the wreath, bring the ends together. Take one strip and insert into the loop that matches up to it on the closed end. This strip should be inserted from the bottom and pulled upward. 

  16. Close up of how the strip is inserted. 

  17. Using the strip facing upward in the photo, insert into the loop from the top and pull the strip downward. 

  18. Using the strip marked by an arrow in the photo, insert into the loop from the top and pull through.  

  19. Take the last strip and insert into the loop from the bottom and pull through.  

  20. Trim the excess strips, leaving the strip from Step 23 intact. This will form the hanging loop for your wreath.  

  21. Tuck the end back into the wreath and secure with glue;. The wreath is complete!

    Personalize your wreath by adding any seashells or bows or anything you like! 

 

 

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