Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wintry Wreath

I decided after seeing some amazing wreaths online that I had to make one.....this is what I came up with....

All I did was purchase a styrofoam wreath from my local JoAnn Fabrics Store, wrapped some white yarn around it, then added a few lines of blue yarn. I didn't think that was quite enough so I decided to make some flowers. I tinkered around for a little while and decided that circles of felt would make some cute flowers when glued together.....until I made my first one. Don't get me wrong, I think it turned out beautifully, but it stuck out waaaaay too far for my liking. I ended up cutting the circles in half and then gluing the pieces together and got much smaller flowers that I thought looked perfect on my wreath. I think I will have to do a tutorial on them :)

Anyway, once I got my flowers together I wanted to see what they looked like on the wreath without gluing them - just in case I didn't like the layout (this is how much of a perfectionist I am). I have TONS of needles with pearl white balls on the end from my wedding and just pushed those through the hole in the middle of the felt flowers and ended up loving it so much I just kept it like that! What's great is that if I decide to rearrange the flowers it will be easy peasy! And the little !POP! of white in the middle looks gorgeous!

I wasn't sure what to do to hang it up but I had bought some sheer white ribbon for about fifty cents and decided that would look good with I cut off enough ribbon for it to hang just right, looped it through my wreath, and zig zag stitched the ends of it together and tacked it up to my wall. Conspicuous enough, right? I thought it turned out pretty well :)


1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Hey Kayla!! I am so gla you stuck around, I know I took a super long hiatus! Thank you!! I love your wreath!! <3