Friday, April 24, 2015

DIY Spring Felt Wreath

After the winter's browns, tans, blacks and gray gloomy clouds....some color is in order!

I made the wreath below, actually two of them, for the doors in my kitchen.
It was one of those decorating moments where you want to make something, but it's cold and you have a house full of little people and school to do.   I dug through the stash and came up with a couple of straw wreaths, some burlap and my ever-so-versatile felt supply.  Add a glue gun and we were in business!

They turned out cute and were just the burst of color I needed.  But, Winter is gone and Spring is here! So, instead of just tossing it into the attic, along with the other outdated crafts, I decided to do a little upgrading. Super simple!

I put together a little step by step for you, so you can make your own.  You don't have to do exactly what I did, play around and have fun.  Felt can be cut into any shape, and the colors available are endless.  Here goes:

Here are the two wreaths, cut out circles, leaves and small strips of my chosen felt.

Felt flowers are easy. I cut out four circles in one color, and the smallest circle in a complimentary color.  I put a dab of hot glue in the middle of the circle and press down just in the center.  Repeat until all the circles for that flower are glued together. By only gluing the centers, it allows you to move the 'petals' a bit.

To make the rosebuds just cut felt into small strips.  I did about 3/4 inches wide and 5 inches long, making them wavy not straight.  Start rolling and dab glue here and there as you go.  Make sure the end is secure.  If your rosebud is too big just snip through the whole roll for the right size.

Here are the finished flowers, leaves and rosebuds.  Now just place them on the wreath and glue down just the centers. 

That's all there is too it! You could do holiday or seasonal shapes (Fall leaves, holly and ivy, fireworks and American flags, etc).  Whatever you can dream up. 

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