Well, I just couldn't help myself, guys. I loved my first felt flower wreath so much, I just had to make one for fall. This time, though, I didn't wrap the wreath form in yarn because that took for-EVAH! I just cut strips of this cute orange houndstooth fabric I found at Wal-Mart and that was soooo much quicker. I fashioned the flowers much the same as before, too, except our youngest daughter suggested I make the rose-like ones the centers of the larger flowers and you know what? It was a good idea! (She's 4, by the way.)
In case you missed my first post on felt flowers, here are the tutorials I followed to make mine, because as you know, I'm not exactly proficient in fabric arts.
Small blue flowers--Infarrantly Creative
Yellow centers--Paper & Stitch
Larger white petals--Positively Splendid
Houndstooth Fall Wreath with Felt Flowers
Nap Rating = 3 naps
Tools & Materials
- Wreath form (I used the straw kind because it was only $1.99 at Jo-Anns, and I didn't even take it out of the plastic.)
- Hot glue gun
- About 1/2 yard of fabric
- Felt squares
- Fabri-Tac (optional...you could use a needle and thread or regular glue, but this is WAY easier)
- Cut your fabric into strips that are about 3 to 4 inches wide.
- Secure the end of your first strip of fabric to the wreath form with some hot glue and start wrapping, overlapping slightly. Once you come to the end of a strip, hot glue the end in place and start with a new strip.
- Start making your felt flowers using the tutorials linked above.
- Secure the flowers to the wreath using hot glue.
I just may be making more of these...you never can tell.