Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DIY: Scalloped Felt Wreath

So, after I took all my Christmas decorations down earlier this month my door looked so bare. No more pretty Christmas wreath, so I decided I had to do something about that. I saw this wreath awhile ago on Pinterest here and thought it looked so pretty, yet not too complicated.  
I headed to Micheal's to gather my supplies and got to it.


Here's what you need:
Foam wreath ( I used a 16 inch, but you could always use smaller)
Felt of various colors- 3 pieces of each color so you're sure not to run out
Ribbon
Glue Gun

I chose to use felt colors that were wintery, but pretty.  I used white, off white, dark gray, light gray and a dark purple felt. The ribbon is a grey wired ribbon with some silver sparkle to it.  You could easily make this a Valentine's Day, St. Patricks Day, Easter, or Christmas wreath depending on what colors you choose.

The first thing you will need to do is make a scallop pattern template.  I just freehanded one on the back of an old box and cut it out.  Then I traced it onto the felt pieces and cut them out.  I probably was able to get 4-5 scallop pieces from one felt piece.  


After all of the felt was cut I decided on the color pattern I was going to use.  I then hot glued each piece to the foam wreath.  I used a low temp glue gun for this.  Not sure if a high temp one would melt the foam wreath and I didn't want to find out.  I made sure that where the felt was glued was going to be the back of the wreath.


Here it is after it was all glued.

Then, I cut a piece from my ribbon and made a loop to hang it from and glued that to the wreath.  
After that, I made a big bow and glued that to the front of the loop.


Whatdya think?  Pretty cute and easy to make right?





2 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea. My door is looking pretty bare this days as well. I'm hoping for one of those big 3 letter monograms for my bday!

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    1. That would be a nice bday present!

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