I love fall, which is funny considering that I live in a place where we don't typically have fall...more like a cooler summer. I still decorate the house with a few fall items. I have a plain jane pepper berry wreath that I have used on the front door for the past couple of years for fall, but when I got it out the other day, I noticed it was kind of falling apart. I have been seeing yarn wreaths all over Pinterest for a few weeks, and after seeing the sad state of my stand-by wreath - I finally broke down to make my own.
This was so easy to make and I LOVE how it turned out. (I never normally feel that way about any crafty project - normally I always think I could have done something a little differently.) I'm already thinking about doing something similar for Christmas.
I wish I would have realized how easy it is to make felt flowers sooner - love them. Now I'm thinking I should really invest in some flower dies for my Cuttlebug.
I didn't take any step by step pictures because I wasn't sure it was going to be worth posting about. :/ Sorry. I bought everything at Joann's. Their fall floral items were on sale for 30% off, and a lot of their yarn was on sale too. The wreath I saw on Pinterest sells for $40, so all in all - this turned out much cheaper. It would have been even cheaper if I had remembered my coupon for the ribbon I used to hang it. I have plenty of yarn left to make another wreath (just in the opposite color scheme - brown with green).
Hot Glue Gun/Scissors
14" Straw Wreath $2.99
(3) Acorn Picks $1.19/each
Pepper berry Pick $1.19
Green Yarn $2.99
Brown (Multi-colored) Yarn $3.99
Brown Ribbon $6.99
(5) Sheets of 9 x 12 Felt $.34/each
- Do NOT take the plastic off of the straw wreath - it would make a huge mess, and I think you would end up with little bits of straw peeking through.
- Felt Mums - to make the larger mums I used two strips of 1 x 12 felt. To ensure I had even strips - I used my rotary cutter and a ruler. I tried to use my Martha Stewart fringe scissors, but they didn't cut through the felt that well. It may work if you've never cut paper with them, since paper dulls your scissors.
- I attached the acorn picks and the pepper berry pieces FIRST and then added the flowers.
If you have any questions, let me know! Hope you have a great weekend!