Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ruffly Wreath

I made this really cute, easy wreath and I wanted to share how I made it!

Ruffly felt wreath from Kristen at Domestifluff

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What you’ll need for the wreath:

- a 12 inch styrofoam wreath form
- approximately 2 1/2 yards of felt...(I may have used double that, depends on how big your circles are)
- straight pins (enough to match the number of felt circles needed, plus two for attaching the hanger)
- scissors
- a 3 inch circle template
- a pencil
- ribbon for hanging

Making the Felt Rosettes

Using a pencil and your circle template, trace circles onto the felt. Cut the felt circles, and fold them in half twice to form rosettes. Insert a pin near the bottom corner of the rosette, about 1/8 inch from the corner.

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Attaching the Felt Rosettes

Attach the felt rosettes to the wreath form, making sure to group the rosettes tightly enough that no styrofoam is showing through the rosettes. After you’ve added a few, fluff and adjust the rosettes to your liking. Continue making, pinning, and attaching the rosettes until you’ve worked your way around the wreath form. If you have circles that are slightly misshapen or that have a little pencil or ink on them, place them toward the outside or inside edges, where they can’t be seen when the wreath is hanging.

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Wreath Back

This is what my wreath looked like on the back when I was finished. As you can see, I started off with ball point straight pins, but I switched to flat head pins when the rosette count started to get up there and I had to run out and buy more pins. If you use flat head pins, then I suggest using a thimble to push them into the wreath form, or your thumb will take a beating. Ask me how I know.

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Wreath Hanger

After you’ve finished adding the felt rosettes, cut a ribbon (any size you want) fold it in half, and attach it to the wreath form with two pins to form a hanger.

Wreath Finished

It was very fun to do and relaxing. Took maybe 5 hours total, cutting takes FOREVER. If you find a circle cutter, let me know. I should've looked because it would've been worth it!

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Here's my version!