Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I haven't done anything crafty lately so I decided it was time to make some wreaths for my front doors. I wanted something fall-ish, but not over the top fall. I came across this wreath on Pinterest and followed the tutorial with a few variations.
Sidenote: Since I needed 2 wreaths and didn't have any HobLob coupons with me while I was out, I went to Lowes to get some pipe insulation to use as my wreath form. You know I'm all for saving a buck or 2. I will say that if I had had some coupons with me, or only needed one wreath I would have opted for the wreath forms instead. Edit - after time these wreaths warped a good bit. I think that I made them little too big. The next time I made them smaller and stuffed plastic bags in them to hold their shape better.
The thing that takes the most time is cutting out all of the felt circles. I would suggest using at least 2 pieces of felt per flower and then using 3-5 flowers. I had originally planned using just 3 colors for the flowers, but didn't have enough felt. I may go back and adjust, but we'll see.
Wreath Hanging Tip: our front door has 2 nails in it, so I just made a simple loop out of ribbon and attached it to the back of the wreath with a straight pin. You may want to secure the pin with a little bit of hot glue just to be sure that it will hold. Mine may or may not have fallen off of the door before I added a little hot glue. ;)
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Tatertots and Jello - Weekend Wrap Up Party