I might be obsessed with making felt wreaths. I just love playing with felt in the fall. I love the texture and weight of it. And it just seems right to make a zillion felt wreaths. They make great gifts and are very simple to make especially if you have some sort of die cutting machine. This week I am going to talk about the difference between the Silhouette machine that I use so often, and the Sizzix machine that I have been playing with lately. What I love about this felt flower wreath is that you can customize it for the season by changing out the flowers. All you have to do is remove the pins.
Bernat Handicrafter Harvest Home Collection cotton yarn: Overcast (Joann Fabric & Craft Store)
Some sort of wreath form: I used two 12” Styrofoam brand wreaths
Hot Glue gun
Sizzix machine (I have the Vagabond Die-Cut Machine )
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die (<- Amazon link, it is more than half off now!)
Ribbon or fabric to hang wreaths
Felt – I used: Turquoise, Yellow, Light Gray, Dark Grey, Orange, Red, and Green to make various floral cutouts for different seasons (Online Fabric Store)
1. Pop in a good movie or a few TV shows and start wrapping your wreath with the yarn. This will take forever. It took me about 3 hours to wrap both 12” wreaths. I know…killer. Don’t let this stop you from making them. Once done you can customize it every season if you wish. When you get to the end hot glue it in place.
2. With the tattered floral die and a Sizzix die cut machine cut small squares of felt to just use the smallest flower on the die. Cut out all different colors of felt for all the different seasons.
3. I opted for gold pins to stick flowers in place since I wanted it to be neutral for all the different colors of felt I would add throughout the year. If you push the pin in tight it will make the petals pucker a little and give it a little more texture. Try and place them random and not use too much of a pattern.
4. Once done loop the wreath with a piece of ribbon and hang it where you want it. I used a thumbtack in the top of the secretary desk door.
5. Tie a bow tight and then hot glue it to the ribbon.
Now you can simply pull the pins out and change the flowers whenever you want. It took me about 10 minutes to change them all from season to season to the color scheme of my living room.
Living Room Color Scheme
How about pink and red for Valentine’s Day? Blue and Gray for winter. Green for St. Patrick’s Day. The possibilities are endless and the yarn wrapped wreaths (that took forever to wrap) are all worth it since I can have these wreaths year round.