Felt Wreath {Land of Nod Inspired}

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.

felt wreath

Supplies:

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

Scissors

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.

felt circle wreath

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.

pinning felt wreath

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.

wreath bow

felt christmas wreath

circle felt wreath

land of nod wreath

wreath_comparison

Jen from Tatertots & Jello and I teamed up with Styrofoam Crafts for 6 months of wreaths.  Here are some of the past ones I’ve made.

DIY-wreaths

Source: Land of Nod Felt Circle Wreath, 5 Minute Christmas Wreath, Ruffled Streamer Wreath, Back to School Wreath, Spider Infested Halloween Wreath, Racing Flags Wreath, Halloween Felt Wreath





  • Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers

    I just love this! The scallops are really pretty and I love the neutral colors that you chose!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Thank you Taryn, it turned out better than I thought. I was nervous it would look too bland but I love it.

  • http://www.flamingotoes.com Beverly {Flamingo Toes}

    This is so sweet Beckie! I love the colors!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Thank you Beverly. I wasn’t sure when I first started but I adore it now. It is just the perfect piece for the door in my kitchen, not too much ya know?

  • Tara

    Where did you get your felt? It is beautiful!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Joann Fabrics. The grey is the more expensive one but the tan and white is the cheap stuff.

  • http://ournextgreatadventure.wordpress.com Sarah

    I love your version even more than the original! You’ve inspired my to try my hand at making my own! I hope it looks half as gorgeous as yours.
    Sarah

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Awesome Sarah! Good Luck.

  • http://sweetberrydesign.com Jessica

    I love this! Must try it myself soon! I just got a silhouette could it cut felt?

  • Roberta

    It is pretty and unique. I gotta tell you though I see fish scales. :) Perhaps because I was just helping my daughter with her oceanography lapbook and we google imaged fish scales so she could draw the pattern. lol Love your many wreath ideas!

  • http://www.writetasty.blogspot.com Erin @ WriteTasty

    I love love love this wreath! I’m also loving Land of Nod felt decor this season– in fact, I made some semi-inspired ruffled felt puffs recently: http://www.writetasty.blogspot.com/2012/10/pinterest-challenge-fall-felt-decor.html. I feel inspired now to tackle your wreath… too bad I’m without a good cutting tool to simplify the process.

  • http://odetomyabode.com Laurie @ House of 34

    OMG!! I absolutely love that!!! I might have to buy one of those cutting machines just to make that wreath. Fantastic job!!

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  • http://www.CraftsnCoffee.com Sharon

    I am loving this wreath. The felt is so cozy! I cannot believe the original was $59 — ouch! Beautiful job, Beckie. Thanks!

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  • http://plumdoodles.com SheilaG @ Plum Doodles

    Your wreath is even more beautiful than the original. Love the color combo, very elegant. :)

  • http://www.cupofdelight.blogspot.com April

    Cute! I totally like your version better!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Thanks April!

  • Patty

    This has to be the best wreath I’ve ever seen! Seriously! Love the ribbon! Love the color combos (I would NEVER have put those colors together – BEAUTIFUL)! Don’t have a Sizzix :( Wondering if there’s another way….

    Anyway…best wreath ever!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Thanks Patty…..It’s my favorite too, at first the colors and the pattern weren’t working for me, but as I kept moving along it really started to take shape. I like it more the the Land of Nod one…

  • http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com Tracy G

    Gorgeous wreath! I love this ….looks like a lot of time invested but it would be so worth it as the result is fabulous!

  • Mary W

    What size are the circles ? Do you think glue would work instead of pinning ?

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      I guess it could but I really like pinning because you can adjust if you need to. They are about 2″

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  • Deb Bolander Farber

    I like your wreath. What size circles did you use?

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      1 1/2 inch