Wednesday, March 7, 2012

ALL SEASON WREATH

I am still finding ways to use felt flowers. I made a wreath for my front door that I can change out the decorations according to the season/holiday. This month it is St. Patty's Day and next up will be some bunnys for Easter. Scroll down if you would like to see how it was made.

I made all the large flowers as shown in THIS tutorial.

 I started with a styrofoam wreath found at Michaels and wrapped (and glued as I went)  strips of beige linen around the entire circle. I used regular elmers white glue for this part as I didn't want the bumps I sometimes get with a hot glue gun.
I next used wool/rayon felt with a Spellbinders die to cut a leaf pattern.

This was wrapped and glued on top of the linen. I think it is kinda pretty as is but you know I couldn't stop there.
I cut small rectangular pieces of the linen and gathered the center to make small bow-like shapes and attached them (with a hot glue gun) to the wreath.
The flowers were glued onto the linen strips. 
I then made small rolled flowers in both linen and felt to fill in the open areas. A circle was cut using a Spellbinder's die and assembled as shown.  I hand stitched the flower to keep it together but it could be glued as well.
This is the finished wreath.
For my seasonal decoration, I cut some heart shapes out of another Spellbinder's die and formed a shamrock petals. The stem was cut freehand.
The pieces were hot glued onto linen and I cut around the edge.

Three of the shamrocks were glued onto a strip of linen.

Small slits were cut on the end of each side of the linen.

I added a thick dot of hot glue to the back of a button and let it dry. This made a small shank that lifted the button up from the wreath when it was attached.  This allowed the linen to slide over the button and hold it in place. The buttons were hidden under the petals of the flowers.

All set for St. Patty's Day.  I sorta wish I hadn't made the biggest flowers as big as I did but I do like how it turned out and I am anxious to get started on some bunnys.
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3 comments:

artbrat said...

I love that you can customize this so easily for the different holidays! Very cool!
-Brandy

4you-withlove said...

Very nice! What is the tool you are using to cut out all your felt. It looks amazing!

Marilyn

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! So creative and such a good idea!