On Christmas Eve I finished up my last holiday craft project, a felt flower wreath:
- Foolishly, I tried to wrap the wreath using one continuous piece of yarn. Not so easy to do when there’s a cat sitting on your lap! Ultimately I used three separate very long pieces and glued the ends down in the back with some tacky glue. Next time I will use more pieces and wait until the cat’s asleep in another room.
- Instead of pearls (or pearl pins), teensy-weensy pom poms are a great choice. Mine were left over from my felt monkey ornament project.
- I layered the flowers using two colors of felt, and using the small flower template as the inner part of the big flower.
- Don’t simply secure the end of the felt spiral with glue – also add a few dots of glue to hold the petals together.
Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean that you can’t make a felt floral wreath to enjoy at other times of the year. In fact, the one I made was so easy and cheap (especially with craft store coupons) that I plan to make another to enjoy. Here are some ideas to inspire you and me:
Pale blue, white and cream are a great combination for winter. This wreath seems to have a slightly white-washed look about it. Try spray-painting your wreath for effect.
One of the prettiest wreaths I spotted, these felt flowers have such a varied look even though the color scheme is simple. The fresh greens are perfect for spring.
Use pinking shears to cut out some of your flowers for a textured effect, like this wreath:
Bold colors, buttons, and a decorative monogram make this wreath a unique choice for your front door. Learn how to decorate a wood monogram with my tutorial.
Orange and fuchsia are a great combination for late summer and early fall. This one uses a unique puffy flowers, and the crafter used this tutorial to make them.
Instead of wrapping yarn around the wreath, try wide grosgrain ribbon or fabric.
There are so many creative ways to use felt flowers to decorate a wreath. Have you made one yet?