everybody and their brother is making a spring wreath these days
(at least it seems that way in craft blogland).
so, not wanting to be left out,
here is my version of the yarn/fabric flower spring wreath:
(oooh, and my flowers are attached with velcro, so you will be seeing this wreath every season but with different accessories! i love it when i save myself time and money!!!)
1. foam wreath base
2. fabrics of your choice (cottons, felt, lace, etc)
3. accessories of your choice (buttons, ribbon, pearls, etc)
4. glue gun/glue sticks
7. candle or lighter
Step 1: wrap the base with fabric
i used an unused receiving blanket that someone gave me before R was born. it is a soft cotton and does well with clinging to the base ---PLUS, it was free and i already had it on hand----PLUS, i think it is a color that will go well with all seasons!
|cut strips of the fabric about 1.5-2 inches wide|
|hot glue both ends of the strips--before and after wrapping|
|wrap at a slight angle and pull tightly as you wrap|
|stop the strip toward the back of the base and cut it if it is too long|
|don't worry about a few wrinkles, i like the "not perfect" look and think it gives texture|
step 2: make the flowers:
here's the twisted rosette tutorial.
|cut out 6-7 circles out of the fabric of choice|
|i run the edges through the flame to sear them. this helps so that they don't fray as much and it adds an antiqued look to the petals. this works really well with keeping ribbon from fraying.|
|cut out a circle base made of a coordinating felt color|
|arrange by overlapping and hot glue them together and on top of the felt base|
|add accessories like pearls, buttons, lace, leaves, etc|
|hot glue a velco strip to the back of each flower|
|hot glue the other side of the velcro strip to the wreath base|
|add a string of pearls to hang the wreath from (you could also use ribbon or yarn, etc)|
the best thing about this wreath is that everything (except the base color) can be changed depending on the season or holiday
1. the green ribbon is fastened only by the bow and can be untied and changed
2. the flowers are connected by velcro
3. the pearl loop is connected with a twist tie and is easily interchangeable with a pretty ribbon or string
thank goodness spring has finally arrived!
that only means one thing to me,
is well on its way!
i'm linking up to these parties. check out all the great stuff that is being showcased today!
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