We have just about everything unpacked at the new house and my craft room (which I am super excited about) is set up! I am now ready to pick back up with my DIY crafts and repurposing projects. One of the first things on my list is a new wreath for the front door. I have to admit, I started this wreath before the move but I never got around to finishing it.
This one is super easy and you can get it done in a relatively short matter of time!
What you will need:
-Wreath form of your choice (mine is styrofoam)
-Yarn (your color choice)
-Felt (your color choices)
-Hot glue gun
Wreath- Start by tying or gluing the end of the yarn to the wreath form. Wrap the yarn around the wreath making sure the yarn is wrapped tightly. I am a bit OCD so I do mine right next to the last string with no gaps. You don’t have to be perfect if you don’t want to be. Continue wrapping the yarn around and around the wreath until you have covered the wreath entirely. Repeat the wrapping process to allow proper coverage for a smooth even look. You don’t want the styrofoam showing through!
Flowers- Take the felt and cut it into smaller pieces of varying sizes. The pictures below show the different sizes stacked up on each other. The white is the initial (full) size of felt. I used sizes that are the same as the grey, brown, and purple felt shown below. To get these sizes cut the felt in half, then cut the half again and again until you get the desired sizes. I ended up using pieces that are 1/4, 1/8, and 1/16th the initial felt size. The larger the felt the larger the flower will be.
To make the flowers from these felt pieces, first round the corners. You can also cut scalloped edges if you like. Then from the side cut into an oval spiral toward the center leaving a little tab at the end.
Next you roll the felt starting with the outside edge and wrap the felt around while making sure the inside cut edge lines up evenly to make the bottom of the flower.
Place hot glue on the bottom side of the flower and use the tab to hold the flower together.
Repeat these steps this with the felt color and sizes of your choice.
Now comes the fun part, putting it all together!
I lay all the felt flowers out of the wreath to get the look I am going for, then I attach them. To attach them you can glue them down or pin them. In the past I have glued the flowers in place, but then I am stuck with that color scheme. This time, I decided to try and go with pining the flowers on sewing pins. I put a couple pins on opposite sides of the flowers through the base of the flower.
After you attach the flowers, if you want, you can add other items such as letters or street numbers to personalize it.
For finishing touch I added a bow and then hung it up on the front door.