Saturday, January 5, 2013

Interchangeable Felt Flower Wreath

Making this wreath is really fun, because there are so many options with felt colors and yarn choices!  

The best part is:  the flowers are interchangeable!!  

I love that you can change the flowers out for each season/holiday.  I can't wait to get busy making different colors to use for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.  This wreath will be a staple in our home.


 


Here is what you will need to make the wreath and flowers:

rounded edge foam wreath ($4.47 at Hobby Lobby-It's a small one.  I couldn't find a large one anywhere.)
yarn (It took me less than half of the package shown above to wrap it.)
scissors
sewing pins
felt (for flowers and leaves)
felt glue (not shown above, but can be found at most craft stores beside the felt.)

 Directions:

I'll start with directions on wrapping the wreath first.  




Pin down one end of yarn to the side that you want to be the back. 

Wrap the wreath with the yarn until you make it back to the pin.  This part is good to do while watching your favorite show, because it can take a little while.

When you make it back to the pin, remove the pin, then repin both ends together.  Now, you're done with the wreath.  ...onto the flowers!

I bought lots of felt colors for all the different holidays/seasons. 

Cut a circle (you'll probably want different sizes).  You can draw a circle on the felt for a guide.

Starting on the outside edge, cut a semi-wavy edged spiral, leaving a small circle in the middle.

Now, begin coiling the felt from the outside edge until you reach the middle.

The small circle in the middle will serve as a base to hold the flower together.


This is where the felt glue comes in.  Put a decent amount of glue on the flower base, then try to make sure it secures the entire coil.

 

That's it!  You made a felt flower.  Now, you can add a little leaf and glue it on if you like. 

So pretty!  I love this easy project.  I thought they would be much harder to make than this, but it wasn't bad at all.

 The last step is pinning the flowers to the wreath.  I pinned the inside, middle of each flower.  You can see the pins in the picture above.  When you're ready to change them out, just remove the pins, (which comes out easily, and doesn't mess up the yarn base) and repin the colors you want next!  How fun!

Yep, I decorated for Valentine's Day already.  Our second baby boy is due on Valentine's Day, so I wanted to be prepared/festive before we become busy with his arrival.  I love Valentine's Day!  

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20 comments:

  1. Adorable! I would have never guessed that is how to make roses! I love wreaths!

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    1. Thanks Bobbie, and thanks for stopping by! :D

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  2. Love this! I think I need to make this soon!

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    1. Hi Ginger,
      Thanks :D I'd love to see which colors you choose if you do!

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  3. I love this wreath! Thanks for the great idea to freshen up my front door.

    Newest follower via the hop!

    Loni
    http://thesportsmanswife.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi Katie! This is super cute! Perfect for Valentines Day! Love that the flowers are interchangeable! Over from Mom's Monday Mingle and now following :) Look forward to reading more!

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  5. Aloha Sweets,

    Stopping in to say hi and follow you from the Monday Mingle. Oh I do love, love love those rosettes. love.

    If you're up for a bit of a ride, come join me at Local Sugar Hawaii . We're riding this silly little wave called life, together. You're welcome. Anytime.

    Cheers,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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    1. Hi Nicole,
      I love your blog. Thanks for following :)

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  6. New follower from Mom's Mingle. Hope you will hop over and follow too.
    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk
    www.heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Julie,
      I remember your blog, and remember liking it :) I think I'm already following, but I'll check it out! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  7. Hi there! I'm Hanna. I found your blog on the Monday Mingle!!! New follower here! Great blog:) Happy new year! You can find me anytime at

    www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    xoxoxo Hanna

    this is gorgeous. wish I was more crafty

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  8. I love this idea and I love the fact that you decorate for Valentines Day! I get so much crap for decorating for each holiday!!! New follower here from Mom's Monday Mingle. Hope you'll follow me too! :)

    Darla
    Mom's World

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    1. Thanks Darla! It's so fun to decorate for each holiday :)

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  9. This is so cute!! Love the wreath! Hi! Stopping by from Naptime Review blog hop and excited to be a new follower! I have a new Social Media Linky party that started today, I would love to have you link up!!
    http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2013/01/08/keep-calm-party-on-social-media-linky-party-1.html

    Thanks!
    Chrissy

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    1. Hi Chrissy,
      Thank you! I am headed over to check out your site.

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