I decided to keep my Valentine's related creative juices flowing today. As I'm sure many of you know, I gain a lot of my inspiration from reading other people's blogs and seeing what kinds of projects are out there. One trend that I have been seeing lately are yarn wreaths and felt flowers. We all know what a sucker I am for wreaths, and after making some festive yarn balls yesterday, I knew I just had to give this one a whirl. Take a look at what I came up with:
|Wreath form, glue gun, glue sticks, yarn, and felt|
Step 1: Tie the end of your yarn onto the styrofoam wreath. I chose to start at the seam, but anywhere would be fine.
|Tie on your yarn|
|Keep wrapping...having Pandora running in the background doesn't hurt either!|
|One layer of yarn|
|Second "messier" layer of yarn|
Making the Flowers
Step 1: Cut a circle out of your felt. The bigger the circle, the bigger the flower. I chose to make a straight circle, if you want your flower to have a more petal effect, then make the edges wavy.
|The bigger the circle, the bigger the flower|
|Begin to cut into your circle|
|Continue cutting in a spiral motion|
|Your end result should be one long strip|
|Start at the end and begin to roll your felt into a circle, try to keep the bottom flat.|
|End of the strip...I used the pink bowl as a background color since my flower was blending in to the table top|
Step 7: Cut out a circle of felt, just a little bit smaller than the bottom of the flower.
|After attaching the loose end, cut out a circle just smaller than the bottom of the flower|
|Attach the circle to the bottom of the flower.|
Attaching the Flowers
For my wreath, I decided that I would primarily stick to Valentine themed colors (pink and white) but at the last minute I decided to throw a blue flower in there for a little extra oomph.
|The 4 flowers I picked out for my wreath|
|After attaching the first flower|
|After attaching flower #2|
|3 flowers later...|
|I chose to add a couple green leaves|
Here is a final far away and up close look at my pretty little wreath:
I love how it looks up against the lime green walls of Sister #2's bedroom. I now have yet another wreath to add to my ever growing wreath repertoire...oh boy!
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