Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cheerful Wreath

Hello friends, today is such a beautiful spring day here in Central California!  So I wanted to do something colorful and happy.

This colorful wreath is my latest creation.  

I made it using the Felt Flower in THIS TUTORIAL. (Click if you want to go there)  I am not sure yet what I am going to do to finish it, or if I am going to leave it as is.  I had a suggestion to add a "Happy Birthday" plaque.  I was also thinking it might be cute to a little framed chalkboard to it so it could be used for any celebration, or just everyday cheer.

Here's how I made it.

1.  Wrapped a straw wreath in felt strips, using hot glue.
2.  Cut 21 (9x12) sheets of eco-felt (3 sheets of each color).  I cut the sheet of felt in half and then in half
     again, leaving me with four 9x3 inch strips.
3.  Made rolled flowers out of the felt strips using THIS TUTORIAL. (Click to go there)
4.  Hot Glued the flowers on the wreath in a random order.
5.  I made a hanger out of a strip of felt and glued it to the back.
6.  Covered the bottom of the hanger to make it stronger by hot-gluing a rectangle of felt
     over it.

Here is a quick pic of my hanger on the back.

That's it!  Please let me know what you think, and if you think I should add anything to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by,

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  1. Hey Krysti! This wreath is super cute! It does look like a birthday wreath because it's so colorful. I agree with you that it does look a bit plain right now and maybe adding another design element would help it out. But then again maybe not. Thanks for the tutorial. I love learning new things and I can't wait to try it out! Thanks again Krysti and have a wonderful evening with your family!

  2. Very cute wreath! I came here by way of the Weekend Wrap Up Party. My post is here: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/crafting-on-with-needle-and-thread.html

  3. Love the colors. Stop by if you have time to link up


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