I put together a winter wreath recently, and love how it turned out. I love all of the inspirations for wreaths I find on Pinterest, other blogs, and even just Googling pictures. I was excited to make felt flowers for this wreath and think I will be making them again and again!
I don't think I am exaggerating when I say that I walked through Michael's for an hour trying to narrow down the type of wreath I wanted to make. As soon as I saw the "Let It Snow" placard, I knew I was going to make a yarn wreath and use black, white, and red for my color scheme.
|The piece that put my ideas together!|
The placard is just $1 at Michael's and is pre-made and covered in a nubby black and white fabric.
I was so excited to make felt roses! I bought two sheets each red and white felt then Googled instructions. They are really very simple. Just cut a circle (or semi-roundish shape, as I did) out of a piece of felt. Then cut into the circle in a straight or curvy pattern to make a long strip. Then wrap the strip in a circle. Done! Most of the tutorials I found hot glued them, but I was way too lazy, so I used contrasting sewing straight pins to attach the roses to the wreath form.
|The red roses have pearl-head pins holding them together.|
My very favorite rose is a "double" rose I made using both red and white felt wrapped together. It creates a beautiful look:
|"Double" felt rose held together with a red-head pin.|
I found a great red and cream houndstooth yarn for 99 cents at Michael's. I threw together a "sort-of" bow for the hanger. I admit, I need to learn how to make a real bow.
Remember the failure of the pipe-insulation wreath form? Yeah, I do too. With that wonky shape still hanging on my door, I decided to buy the floral wreath form. Since it cost 10x more than the pipe-insulation, I (succesfully) attempted to follow a Pinterest tip and cut the wreath form in half.
As a result, it lays nicely against the door because the back is flat. Plus, I got two wreaths for the price of one!!
|One last look!|
What do you think of my wreath? What about at your house? Do you have a wreath up? Is it a holiday or seasonal one?
Hope you have a great weekend!
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