The fall wreath. I’ve never really even thought about wanting one or having a fall wreath which is just crazy for me seeing as how I love a craft….but for some reason this year I’ve been all about it. I’ve looked ALL over the place for one. Our front door gets direct sunlight so I knew we couldn’t do anything that would be living or fade really horribly. So in my search online I saw a photo of a wreath on Etsy….and because I am the instant gratification sort of chick I couldn’t wait for the shipping and it looked fairly easy so I just decided to give it a try myself.
You should try it too…it’s super easy!
The supplies –
twig wreath from craft store….they come in all shapes and sizes – the one I chose was $3.99
felt – at my craft store these come in 8.5 x 10 pieces and are $.25 a sheet….pretty darn cheap!
Step 1: Cut your felt sheets into half. The half-size is a bigger flower…..then you can go from there one what size you want.
Step 2: Cut the half sheet in a spiral. Like a circle spiral. Round and Round and Round. Does that make sense? Do I need a photo of what I’m talking about?
Step 3: Roll up the spiral pieces. Hold the piece like I have it in the second photo and it’s a lot easier. You are just going to keep rolling it up…and rolling it up.
Step 4: Take the final piece of the spiral strip and glue it to the back of the flower. It should fit just right.
Step 5: If you have a weird larger piece (black flower photo) and you want to make the petal look better than just cut it.
Step 6: Cut out green leaves from the green felt. Funny part on this is that I had to have Teddy do this part for me….I could NOT for the life of me cut a darn leaf!
Step 7: Arrange them and glue them on the wreath! VOILA!
A good tutorial I looked at beforehand was this one! She has better photos too…and prettier hands! HA! http://mrspriss.com/2010/03/12/tutorial-felt-rosettes/
The biggest thing for me was that I had to play with it for a minute or two before I got the way I liked the rosette to look. Then it was smooth sailing from there!
Happy Wreath Making! Here is a larger one that I made! Super fun!