Thursday, March 21, 2013

How to Make a Twine Wreath with Felt Flowers

I have now made this project about 6 times in the last two months.  It's a quick and easy way to make a beautiful spring wreath.

1)  Foam Wreath Form
2)  Twine
3)  Two to Three 9 by 12 sheets of felt
4) Glue gun and Glue sticks
5) Wreath Hanger

1)  Start by wrapping your twine around your wreath form.  You can secure the ends with glue, or just by winding around the end.  Keep the ball of twine intact (don't cut it until you are close to done) and wrap so that there is little overlap of the twine on the interior of the wreath.

 2)  Here's what the twine covering the wreath form looks like.  You can secure it with hot glue or just by tying it off in the back.

3)  Start making your felt flowers.  I made one big one and a few smaller ones of varying sizes.  Play around with what you want and what you think would make a nice lay out.  It doesn't have to be perfect.  Don't know how to make felt flowers?  Follow my paper flower tutorial--it's the same process as with paper but the felt is much easier to handle.

4)  Position where you think you want to place the felt flowers on the twine.  I like to first cover the spots that look the worst (probably the start/end point).  Play around with the layout before you start gluing.  Once you figure out where you want your flowers to go, glue them down onto the wreath form on top of the twine.

Here's an up close shot of what I did in terms of my felt flower positioning.
 5)  Hang the wreath on the door with the wreath hanger!

Subsequently, I've made some other twine wreaths with different sized felt flowers and different colored ones.  I just finished a ridiculous one for Saint Patrick's Day when we celebrated my mom's birthday.  Here is what we put on the door:

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