It was about time I switched out the Valentine’s Day wreath for something a little more springy! I got on my Snuggie, put in a movie and cozied up with some felt to make flowers for my new spring wreath.
Keeping it real, people. This is how I craft (sometimes).
To make a flower start with a strip of felt. I didn’t measure my felt I just cut different widths for different sizes (wider for big flowers, narrower for small flowers).
Fold your strip in half long ways and pin together. Snip along the fold all the way down the felt strip.
Thread your needle and run it through the length of your strip. The length of your strip also depends on how big a flower you want.
Pull your thread to gather up your flower.
Stitch the ends together.
Cut a circle of felt to create a backing. Glue it in place.
If you want to layer flowers, glue a smaller flower onto the larger one. Lastly stitch a button to the center of the flower. Repeat, repeat, repeat until you have enough flowers to decorate your wreath.
I picked up this grapevine wreath on sale at Joann’s and knew it would be the perfect background for some colorful felt flowers. Use a hot glue gun to attach the flowers to the wreath. Hang and enjoy.
I love the bright colors of the flowers.
They make me want to wear capri pants and short sleeved shirts.
And pretend it doesn’t look like this outside.
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