Even though it snowed again on Tuesday, the daffodils are blooming and I know the snow season is almost over. Nothing says “spring” like daffodils, and nothing says “welcome” like a Spring Daffodil Wreath hanging on your front door. These felt daffodils are easy to make, and you might make a few extra to decorate your Easter table, too.
To make the Felt Daffodil Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
- Yarn, light green (Note: The thicker the yarn, the faster you’ll wrap the wreath)
- Felt: Yellow, white, gold and dark green
- Needle & thread
- Pins with orange heads
- Floral wire: White and green
- Floral tape
- Thick, white craft glue or a low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; wire cutters; small, needle nose pliers;
large darning needle or other type of needle tool
To make the Felt Daffodil Wreath:
1. Pin one end of the yarn to the back of the wreath, and wrap the yarn around the wreath. As you wrap, make sure the yarn covers the wreath and you don’t have bare spots. If you’re using a thinner yarn, wrap around the wreath a second time. (Hint: Before wrapping the wreath, wind the yarn into a ball so it will easily pass through the center of the wreath.)
2. To make a yellow daffodil:
- Using patterns, cut out two petal pieces and one trumpet from light yellow felt.
- Glue two petal pieces together, with petals fanned out.
- Roll the trumpet piece around your finger to form a tube; glue overlapping edges together.
- Glue bottom edge of trumpet to the center of the petals. Get glue dry.
To make the stamens & stem:
- Fold in half three, 4” lengths of white floral wire.
- Curl ends in a spiral using needle nose pliers.
- Fold in half a 12” length of green floral wire. This wire will hold the stamens in place and will serve as a stem.
- Using the large needle or other pointy tool, poke two holes in the petals. Thread the green wire through the trumpet and into the holes. Before pulling the wire tight, slip the stamens under the wire in the middle of the trumpet. Pull the wire tight and twist together on the underside of the petals.
- Wrap the stem with green floral tape.
- Cut leaves from green felt, and attach to the stem with floral tape.
3. To make a white jonquil:
- Using patterns, cut out two petal pieces. Glue the two pieces together, with the petals fanned out.
- Cut out a 2-1/4” x ¾” strip of orange felt for the center. Fringe strip along one long edge, cutting to the center of the strip.
- Roll up the strip tightly and stitch closed. Glue to the center of the petals and let the glue dry. Fluff the fringe.
- Add the wire stem and felt leaves like you did with the daffodils.
4. To make small cherry blossoms:
- Cut out cherry blossoms from white felt using the pattern provided.
- Fold the blossom in half and make a small stitch at the center fold to give the flowers a little dimension.
- Attach to the wreath using an orange, pearl head pin.
5. Assemble the wreath:
- Bend 1” lengths of floral wire into U shapes, and use to attach the flower stems to the wreath.
- For flowers without stems, cut the stem off close to the underside of the petals. Glue and pin the flowers in place, and add 3 – 4 leaves, if you like.
- Glue and pin a loop of felt to the back of the wreath to use as a hanger.
I also wanted to share this gorgeous, Daffodil Wreath from MJ and her kids over at the blog Classic Play. MJ made her big bouquet of daffodils from paper, and I hope you’ll hop on over to Classic Play to see just how she did it.
And one last daffodil photo. Here are my intrepid daffodils on Tuesday morning. Gah! Fortunately, they’re troopers and back to blooming beautifully today.
I hope the daffodils in your life are blooming, too.