Is it too early to start decorating for Halloween? I usually say September 15th in this house, what say you? This wreath could easily be made for any season with a different color felt and ribbon. It reminds me of those circle ruffle wreaths that were so popular (and still are!) are couple of years back. I love the ruffle-y texture that the flower shape gave on this one.
STYROFOAMâ„¢ Brand 18â€ wreath form (I know they are pricier but if you get the cheap ones you will never be able to push the felt in without cracking it or killing your hands)
black and white plaid fabric
Sizzix Die cut machine (I have a Vagabond Die-Cut Machine )
Eileen Hull’s Flower Layers #9 die
1. Start by cutting strips of orange felt into rectangles the size of the die. I sent 4 layers of felt through the Vagabond machine at a time. Then just stack your flowers on top of each other biggest to smallest. You will have the three flowers nestled on top of each other.
2. Using the â€œtuck and scribeâ€ tool that comes in the foam tools pack squeeze the middle of the flower stack into the wreath digging into the foam to make it grab the felt. Do this over and over again until the entire wreath is filled. If there is any foam showing just stick one of the petals in to cover it.
3. For the fabric hangar I used a 5â€ piece of plaid fabric I had in my stash and wrapped it around the wreath securing it to the top of my door with thumbtacks.
4. For the bow I cut a 3 1/2â€ wide strip and then tied it into a bow. I used head pins to tack the bow into place. I didnâ€™t want to do anything permanent because I plan to change the fabric out for Thanksgiving to some autumn colors.
You could obviously add more to bling it up a bit but I love the simplicity of the ruffled orange flowers with the plaid bow.
Here is my Spider Infested Halloween wreath I made last year if you need more wreath inspiration. Or here is another felt wreath to check out too.
For those who don’t have that cool machine to cut all that felt is there a way to still do this wreath without hours of cutting out the felt flowers? Seems like a craft I could tackle:)
Ok…so cool! LOVE this wreath and the simplicity of it. The flowers look so beautiful on the wreath. I would have to get a cutter though…didn’t you mention yesterday they are pricey??? UGH! Well, maybe girls would make the flowers for their hair??? I’ll need to check. I am not too much into the decor for other holidays (besides Christmas–and like to keep it simple) but this would be a great item to make for each holiday. Oh, and being a fabric freak I have drooled over my felt sample board enough that I could be tempted to buy!
Yah, they are a bit pricey. Mine retails for $250 but appears to be on sale for $153 on Amazon right now. It’s well worth the money for me though.
How about making friends with someone with a machine? 😉 I can only really think of cutting them out by hand. You could probably cut several at a time, but it is a lot of flowers. You could also see if they sell pre-cut felt flowers at a local craft store. Sorry I can’t be of more help.
Oh my gosh Beckie- this is spectacular! So beautiful and so simple. The black plaid ribbon is just the right touch. I LOVE this and must make one. And thanks so much for using my dies to make it. Your project is an all time fave.
Although the Vagabond might be out of your budget (don’t rule out sales), you might consider looking at the Sizzix Big Shot machine too! It is about 1/2 the cost of the Vagabond. The only difference between the two is that the Vagabond is electrical and has a different body while the Big Shot is a manual machine (easy to use) and is standard in shape. Both machines are able to feed in all the same dies. I work in the artroom at Sizzix and use them both all the time.
I think I could do without the spider infestation haha! But I love the wreath Beckie 🙂
Ha ha! I start decorating on October 31st! (Down November 1st)
Your ruffled felt wreath is so pretty, Becky! Sharing!
Thank you, Sharon!
Hehe, thanks, Amanda!
Thanks for sharing this information, Debi!
Wow, thanks, Eileen! I love the plaid ribbon too!
It looks sooo fabulous Beckie! I don’t know if I could muster the patience…but I sure wish I could because look at the gorgeous results!
Your crafts are FABULOUS! I sooooo wish I lived in the States! You have everything at your fingertips with dollar stores and craft shops the size of our supermarkets! Here in the UK everything you’ve used is so expensive! I’m green with envy!
Yah, the die cut machine is definitely your friend on this project.
I am so glad you like my projects. You will have to take a trip over here just to hit up all the dollar stores and stock up! 😉