Friday, August 22, 2014

Mini Felt Wreath Tutorial

Last winter I made my mother in law a felt square wreath. It turned out SO cute that I have been dreaming of one for my own home ever since. I have a lot of wreath ideas constantly swirling around in my head so I didn't really have a season or holiday to make one for since I already have a lot of wreaths (and ideas for new ones)! After someone handed down a bunch of kids hangers to me and I had nothing to do with the wire ones, it hit me! I should make a miniature version for my girls' bedroom door. It was perfect timing, because right after I had this epiphany, Hobby Lobby opened in our town! I was heading there to buy supplies for another wreath idea I had (I told you, I have a wreath problem), so I picked up this stuff for just a few dollars and went on my way! I have seen versions of this type of wreaths on several blogs over the last few years, but I decided to go with Lyndsey's hanger method-it seemed most simple! I had tried that with my MIL's wreath and so I knew I'd do that again!


Here's what you'll need to make a mini felt wreath of your own: 
*18 sheets of felt (4/$1 at Hobby Lobby)
*Scissors (free-already had)
*Kids size wire hanger (free-already had)
*Embellishment, such as a bow, for the top (Bow was $1.99 at HobLob)
Project total= $6.50
(If you want to make a full size wreath, double the number of felt sheets, and use an adult size hanger. The process will be exactly the same)

First: 
Cut each of your felt sheets into about 2"x2" square (12 squares per sheet).
Second: 
Unravel your wire hanger and form it into a circular shape. Mine had a coating on it that I had to peel back around the neck of it to get to the wire so I could unravel it.

Third: 
Push each piece of felt onto the wire hanger.
Fourth: 
Add your bow or embellishment on the top, and hang! 
And you're done!  It is such a really easy and inexpensive craft! 
To attach it to the door, I just used a 3M hook!
The fun thing about this kind of wreath is that there are so many options! I chose to do this one in an ombre pattern, with 3 different shades of purple, but you could do one color, do every other square a different color, or do a chunk in one color, then another chunk, then another chunk, then start over. The possibilities are endless! 
Have you made any fun wreaths lately?! 
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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! You are so crafty! And purple is my favourite colour!

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