We’ve had a lot of rain this summer, and sometimes I wonder how much snow it would all add up to. A lot, I’m guessing. If the summer rain has you dreaming of a “White Christmas”, then this Fleece & Snowflake Wreath is for you. Working with fleece and felt makes it easy, and stitching the blanket stitch around the felt circles is the hardest part. If embroidery is not your thing, skip the blanket stitch and cut the circles from white felt instead. Top the white felt circles with the buttons, and I think you’ll have a beautiful wreath to display when the snow starts to fly.
To make a Fleece & Snowflake Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
- Fleece, 1/3 yd. in shades of blue
- Felt, white and blue
- Embroidery floss, white and blue
- Buttons: six iridescent snowflakes; four white snowflakes; four small blue
- Iridescent beads, 5mm
- Thread, white
- Thick white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; embroidery needle; sewing needle
To make a Fleece & Snowflake Wreath:
1. Cut fleece into 2” strips. Pin and glue the end of one strip to the back of the wreath, and wrap the strip around the wreath, slightly overlapping with each pass. Repeat, till the wreath is covered.
2. Cut two, 1-1/4” x 8” strips for the ribbon. Pin and glue to the back of the wreath. Trim ends on an angle.
3. The snowflakes are made from felt rectangles. You’ll make cuts along one long edge of the felt, and then gather the other long edge with a running stitch. As you gather the felt, the felt fans out to make a snowflake. You then stitch the two sides together and knot the thread.
1. Start with a 2” x 6” rectangle of white felt. Make five cuts, 1” apart along one 6” edge. Sew a running stitch along the other 6” edge, pull to gather, sew ends together, and knot thread. There will be a small hole in the center. Trim ends to points. Sew a bead onto each point (optional).
2. Repeat Step 1 with a 1” x 3” piece of blue felt, making cuts ½” apart on the 3” edge.
3. Cut a 2” circle of white felt. Button hole stitch around the edge using blue embroidery floss.
4. Assemble the snowflake: Place the large white snowflake on the bottom, followed by the felt circle, the blue snowflake, and then a snowflake button on top.
Medium Snowflakes (you’ll need two):
1. Fold in half lengthwise a 2” x 3-1/3” felt rectangle. Stitch two layers together with a running stitch along the open end; don’t knot and cut the thread yet. Cut five slits ½” apart along the folded edge. Pull the thread so the snowflake fans out. Sew the ends together and knot the thread. Sew beads onto each end (optional).
2. Following Step 1 for the Large Snowflake, make two snowflakes from 1” x 1 ¾” pieces of blue felt.
3. Glue blue snowflakes onto the white snowflakes, and top each with a snowflake button.
1. Cut the following circles from the blue felt: two, 1-1/4”; six 1”; and four ¾”.
2. Using white embroidery floss, button hole stitch around the outside edge of each circle.
3. Glue snowflake buttons or blue buttons to centers of each circle.
1. Refer to the photo to glue the snowflakes and circles in place.
2. Pin and glue a loop of fleece to the center back of the wreath for a hanger.
For another cool blue, snowflake wreath, check out the Winter Snowflake & Snowball Yarn Wreath I made earlier this year.
How is your summer weather? Hot? Cold? Or just right?