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