This week my mind was in crafty overload thinking about making wreaths! I have double front doors so I have been putting off making them, because of the fact I have to make wreaths instead of one! I have also been meaning to make some of the felt and cloth flowers you see everywhere, so I headed over to Pinterest for some inspiration! Here’s what I came up with…..
Materials needed: Large monogram letter (Hobby Lobby), small birdhouse & straw wreaths (mine were two 18 in, and a small 12in one, all from Michaels) Burlap fabric, random spring colored fabric scraps, a few silk flowers and vines, buttons, twine, hot glue & gun, rotary cutter & mat.
First up I love, love those large gold letters at Hobby Lobby and I wanted to incorporate one into one of my wreaths. I took two of the straw wreaths and covered them with burlap coffee bags (from burlapfabric.com) cut into 3-4in wide strips with a rotary cutter. I like using the coffee bags because they already had a neat shipping stamp on them. Hot glue the strips wrapping them around the wreath in one direction, (I leave the plastic on the wreath, the glue seems to stick better).
For the Monogrammed wreath, hot glue the large letter on one side. I found a great large teal paper flower (yes, I cheated) at Hobby Lobby, turned it inside out to flatten it and hot glue it in as my starting point. I then took a daisy and hot glued twine in a spiral to the center of the flower. I saw this done on The Lettered Cottage and just loved the way their wreath looked and knew it would look great tied in with the burlap. Next I took scraps of fabric and rolled them to make rosettes, here is a fabulous tutorial for how I did them from the Cherry Street Cottage. I also had some great rope coasters that just wouldn’t hold a glass right without tipping it over, so I hot glued a flower to the center of them, they are awesome!! Add some random buttons.
The smaller wreath I made for my quest bedroom. My bedding is bright and cheery and I was having a tough time finding something to go with the flower pattern on the comforter. This came out great and matches perfectly. I covered the small 12 in wreath in a light green/taupe shade burlap, again cut in strips and hot glued. For the teal flower, I made a simple pattern out of cardboard and cut out two sets in teal felt. I simply pinched them together and hot glued them in the center then fluffed them up. To make it pop I hot glued a small yellow silk flower to the center. Soo easy I just love it!
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