I fell in love with the simplicity of the felt scalloped wreath from Land of Nod. It’s neutral colors lend itself to match any décor and any season. However, I love that it kind of resembles a pine cone which makes it perfect for the fall season. I knew it would be easy to replicate for a fraction of the price. Felt is such an inexpensive fabric and can be cut perfectly with a die cut machine.
White, gray and tan felt (1/2 yard of 45” felt or 28” of the 45” felt)
20” STYROFOAM™ Brand wreath
pins (I used 1/2” but I would recommend 3/4” – 1” to make it easier to work with)
Die Cut Machine suitable for cutting felt (I have the Sizzix Vagabond Die-Cut Machine )
Sizzix Circle Die Cut
Hot Glue Gun
Scrap of fabric for bow
I recommend using a STYROFOAM™ Brand wreath. The pins are very easy to push into it. I have made a similar wreath pushing pins into one of those cheap dollar store wreaths and my fingers were bleeding by the end.
1. Start by pinning the bottom of a circle on the outer edge of your wreath. Add another circle overlapping slightly. Keep adding alternating colors. The circles will overlap the outer and inner edge. We will worry about that later.
2. For the next row pin on top of your first row adding circles in between the first row so you get that pinecone pattern.
Tip: It may take a few rows to get your mojo. I think I started over like 5 times until I got the pattern and flow I liked.
3. You will need about 450 circles: 150 of each color. It would definitely take a while to cut those out by hand, having one of the Sizzix machines certainly makes it quick.
4. Keep adding circles, circles and more circles. When you are done flip your wreath over and pin down the edges.
5. Tear a scrap over fabric. Loop that around your wreath. Adhere the wreath with a thumbtack to the top of your door. Make a bow with the scrap fabric and hot glue it in place.