Hi y'all! (Yes, I'm from Ohio, but for some reason, I bust out with the y'all every once in awhile.) Hope you're having a great week so far.
Well, it's balmy and spring-like today but I couldn't wait to show you my cozy felt flower wreath anyway. I made it with subdued, wintry colors and in my opinion, it looks great with our gray house. I've seen these yarn-wrapped wreaths ALL OVER Pinterest and blog-land, and have been wanting to try one for quite some time. The possibilities are seriously endless. The process was easy, albeit time-consuming, so I attached my felt flowers with Velcro coins with the thought that I can accessorize it differently with each season or holiday. I don't think I want to wrap another wreath form anytime soon, so I'm glad I used a neutral color for the yarn. And I have to mention, being the thrifty gal that I am, that I spent $4 on this project! To be fair, that's mostly because I already had a lot of leftover felt, the yarn left over from my "nesting" bowl project, the adhesive, and the Velcro. But I'm guessing that if you read this blog, you've got a lot of this stuff around, too.
Cozy Felt Flower Wreath
Nap Rating = 3 naps
Tools & Materials
- Wreath form (I used the straw kind because it was only $1.99 at Jo-Anns, but these are messier. If you go this route to save money, just do yourself a favor and only unwrap the plastic a little at a time, so you can keep the mess to a minimum.)
- Hot glue gun
- Skein of yarn
- Felt squares
- Fabri-Tac (optional...you could use a needle and thread or regular glue, but this is WAY easier)
- Velcro coins (optional...you could use hot glue)
- 2 yards of satin ribbon
- Secure the end of your yarn to the wreath form with some hot glue and start wrapping. I found it easier to cut several feet of yarn and wrap just that, then secure the end with hot glue and start again with a new piece. It just wasn't as cumbersome for me as handling the whole skein, but you'll find a rhythm and do it your own way, I'm sure. It's a lot of wrapping, so you'll have plenty of time to figure out what works best for you.
- Once you've wrapped the whole wreath form, check for any gaps and fill in with more yarn.
- Start making your felt flowers. Here's a close-up of mine:
- Secure the flowers to the wreath using Velcro coins unless you're sure you'll never want to change them out, in which case you could use hot glue.
- Fold the satin ribbon in half and lay the wreath on top of it with the loop at the top and the open ends showing in the hole of the wreath. Bring the open ends through the wreath's hole, over the top of the wreath and through the loop. Pull to tighten and tie the open ends in a bow.
I have made several of the white ones before. The tutorial for those is from Infarrantly Creative.
The brown flower was made the exact same way as the white ones, except I cut the unfolded side instead. I wanted that one to look like a spider mum, but it doesn't really. I think if I'd made the strip of felt wider so that the fringe was longer, it would've achieved that look, but I liked it anyway.
I followed this tutorial by Positively Splendid for the larger flowers that have buttons on them.
And for the blue roses, which are my favorite, I followed these instructions from Paper & Stitch. Instead of sewing them, however, I used Fabri-Tac to secure it as I rolled. I used Fabri-Tac for all of these, for that matter.