With that being said, I am finding it harder and harder to decorate my house for every single holiday that comes our way, so I have decided to kind of go with the seasons to save
my sanity on time (and money.)
We are now in the midst of Spring and looking forward to Summer and this time of year, I think flowers. So, with a little help from Pinterest. I made my own felt blooms and created a wreath that should last me throughout the summer.
Using Pinterest for some tutorials, I decided to create a few different blooms in some various colors.
Grapevine Wreath (From the $1/$3 Spot at Target)
Various colors of felt (Hand Made Modern Multi Color Pack from Target)
Hot Glue Gun
Making the Blooms: Most of the blooms can be made using a simple rolling technique. As you can see from my wreath, I have several "roses", but because of the way I cut the felt, and the variation in color, they seem different.
Simple Rose: Cut a circle of fabric. For smaller buds I traced around a CD, for larger buds I traced the lid of a Pyrex container. Then, cut the circle into a spiral (see below)
Starting on the outside of the circle, roll inwards toward the center of the circle.
Using your hot glue gun, carefully glue the middle to the bottom of your bloom.
Wavy Rose: You can find templates online, but I drew a wavy pattern like I would have for a plain rose. Then I cut it out.
I followed the same rolling style as I did above.
Pom Pom Flower: Cut a 3" x 10" strip of felt. Fold the strip in half length wise.
Fold the strip in half lengthwise. Then, very carefully, cutting from the folded edge to the open edge of the fold being sure not to cut all the way through, cut every 1/4" or so.
Then roll this flower carefully, gluing along the way.
Petal Flowers: Trace and cut a flower shape.
Next, using hot glue in the center, pinch the center of the flower together.
I put a small piece of yellow felt in the center to help make it look more flower like.
Wreath Time: Once I had all the blooms I wanted, I decided how I wanted to place them on the wreath without glue. Then, using hot glue I carefully placed each flower on the wreath.
I cannot wait to hang this in my dining room for a little Spring/Summer color.
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