Fall wreath tutorial: Make a Felt & Flowers Fall Wreath (and an update on our giveaway)

We have another warm & cozy craft tutorial today – our Felt & Flowers Fall Wreath. While it’s made from basic materials – felt and a wreath ring of STYROFOAM Brand Foam – I think it’s the yummy shade of yellow selected by designer Kathleen Georgethat makes it so rich. You could use other colors, of course – red for Christmas, or shades of pink for Valentine’s Day, and I think it would be just as pretty.

how to make a fall felt wreath

Felt & Flowers Fall Wreath by Kathleen George.

Nothing about this wreath is hard to do, and you can even purchase ready-made felt circles from sites such as etsy. Cutting out your own felt circles is a made-for-TV project that you’ll finish in an evening. If you’re lucky enough to have a die-cutting machine that cuts fabric, you can automate the task.

I’ve linked to a few other felt wreaths, too, that seem to capture the essence of a beautifully crisp and cool fall day. (And page on down to read the details of our giveaway.)

To make a Felt & Flowers Fall Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” x 1” thick wreath with flat back
  • Yellow felt OR 216 purchased felt circles (the final number may vary, depending on how they’re placed on the wreath)
  • Silk flowers (we used three large and four small zinnias)
  • Ribbon, 8” length
  • Cardboard, marker & scissors (if you’re cutting your circles by hand)
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low temperature glue gun & glue sticks
  • Tools needed: Wire cutters; straight pins
  • Die-cutting machine & 1” circle die (optional)

To make a Felt & Flowers Fall Wreath:

1. If you’re cutting out the felt circles by hand, trace a 1” circle on cardboard and cut out. Use this as your pattern, and cut 216 felt circles from the yellow felt.

Make a felt wreath for fall

Overlap the felt circles as you work around the wreath.

2. Glue first row of felt circles around the inside edge of the wreath using white craft glue. The first row should extend about 3/8” past the back of the wreath. Slightly overlap each circle as you work around the ring. When finished, trim away the extra 3/8” so that the felt is flush with the back of the wreath.

3. Glue on second row, overlapping each circle as you go and slightly overlapping the first row. Repeat, gluing on four more rows till wreath is covered. The final row will extend beyond the edge of the wreath; trim away the excess felt so that the felt is flush with the edge of the wreath.

4. Trim stems from silk flowers. Glue to center bottom of wreath.

5. Tie ribbon in a loop. Using hot glue, pin and glue ribbon to back of wreath for a hanger.

Felt is crafting friendly – it’s easy to cut & glue, it doesn’t fray, and it’s cheap. It’s no surprise that it’s so popular. I thought I’d share a few more seasonal felt wreaths, starting with the Leaves & Lace Felt Wreath created by Linda of Burlap + Blue. Linda also loves the warmth & coziness of golden yellow, and she made her wreath with felt leaves instead of circles.

Tutorial for fall felt wreath

Linda uses the same golden yellow felt to make her Leaves & Lace Felt Wreath.

If you’re a fan of argyle, you do not want to miss Sumo’s tutorial for her Autumn Yarn Wreath on her blog Sumo’s Sweet Stuff.

How to make a yarn & argyle wreath

To make her Autumn Yarn Wreath, Sumo first wrapped her wreath in yarn, and then added felt diamonds in an argyle pattern.

Earlier this fall, we featured this Felt Penny Wreath and its instruction. Long ago, felt pennies made use of small bits of fabric and today, you can either DIY or BIY (buy it yourself) felt pennies.

Fall Felt Wreath tutorial

Bold colors update traditional felt pennies.

And for our finale, here is the Felt Pinecone Wreath designer Kathleen George created for the December issue of Create & Decorate magazine.

DIY Felt Wreath

Our giveaway this week includes the wreath ring and foam eggs to make this wreath, plus the December issue of Create & Decorate magazine, and one of our craft aprons!

Create & Decorate magazine

You can win this magazine and more!

This week, you can win the December issue of Create & Decorate; the wreath ring and foam eggs to make this wreath; plus one of our craft aprons. For your chance to win our prize package, please share below your favorite source for crafty inspiration. Do you have a have favorite go-to magazine, blog, web site or . . .?? We want to know! You have through this weekend, Sunday, November 6, to post your answer. I’ll announce the winner next Tuesday, November 8.

**PLEASE NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!**

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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10 Responses to Fall wreath tutorial: Make a Felt & Flowers Fall Wreath (and an update on our giveaway)

  1. Michelle says:

    I’ll have to jump on the Pinterest bandwagon! So many great ideas! Some of my favorite inspiration comes from my sisters around the country. We’ll share our ideas for crafting, sewing or cooking that we get from our friends and neighbors with each other. It’s a great way to keep in touch and get inspired!

  2. Carmen says:

    L.O.V.E. this wreath…it is absolutely awesome. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin’ link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/11/you-rock-8.html. Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there…

    Remember…YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company
    http://www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

  3. eileenhull says:

    Pinterest is great! I also visit the PperCrafts blog and some artists I admire like Cathe Holden, Charlotte Lyons and Melissa Phillips.

  4. Lisa Malachinski says:

    Right now my go to blog is the silhouette america blog.
    I do enjoy checking out all the new and fun stuff on your blog too.

    Lisa

  5. Until recently Creating Keepsakes was my primary source. Now it’s Pinterest.com, where your projects often show up.

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