Thursday, March 7, 2013
I put together this pretty wreath to go over my St. Patrick's Day Mantel. I planned to keep this wreath super simple, on the idea of this wreath from Pinch a Little Save a Lot. However, I decided to switch it up a bit because I really liked the green satin ribbon I bought to cover the wreath and I wanted to keep it somewhat visible. I also used this opportunity to FINALLY learn how to make felt flowers. I can't believe this was my first time making flowers--now I'm hooked and plan to do a lot more for various spring projects.
This wreath took me about 2 1/2 hours to make, but that was mostly learning how to make the flowers. The wreath itself went pretty fast. Here's how I did it!
Materials and Supplies
- Wreath form
- Hot glue gun
- Green ribbon
- Foam clovers
- Felt - white and several shades of green
How to Make This
1. Cover the wreath in ribbon.I wrapped the ribbon around the wreath, with a slight overlap each time. I actually ran out of ribbon toward the end, but I was able to cover the gaps with the clovers and flowers.
2. Make felt flowers.There are a lot of good flower tutorials online. I used tutorials from My Design Dump and Cherry Street Cottage - this one also has a great video tutorial.
3. Trace a circle.I used three different size circles. I traced two plastic bowls and one glass rim to get my circles.
4. Cut out your circle.
5. Cut a spiral into your circle.Start from the outside and work your way in.
6. Start twisting your circle.Start in the middle and roll your circle. Add some hot glue or fabric glue every couple of rolls.
7. Twist the fabric to add some interest.After about 2/3-3/4 of the way, I started twisting the fabric. I thought it added a lot more interest to the flower than a straight-up rosette. There is a great tutorial on Cherry Street Cottage to show how to do this.
8. Glue a ribbon to the top of the wreath.I also added a ribbon to the side of my wreath to keep it hanging right, given that the weight is a little lopsided.
9. Lay out the clover on the wreath.I picked up several packs of these foam clovers at the Dollar Tree. I decided to put my clovers on about 1/2 to 2/3 of the wreath, to keep the pretty green ribbon visible.
10. Glue the clovers to the wreath.I used hot glue to do this and overlapped the clovers a bit.
11. Hot glue the rosettes to the wreath.
12. Hang the wreath and enjoy.
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