Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 2 - The Wreath-veal

Many thanks to my sister Betsy for coming up with the name of this post.  I had fun participating in the summer version of the Pinterest Challenge that I'm giving it another go now that the fall version has come along.  I'm going to keep this short and sweet, so what was my inspiration?
And what was my result?
My process was basically this.
1.  Gather supplies.  There are a couple of supplies shown below that did not make it into the final product.  Just saying.
2.  Wrap yarn around the wreath form. This takes forever, so I watched a movie to pass the time.  I also wrapped two layers thick and I used the tacky glue to hold it down.
3.  Make rosettes.  I cut different sized circles in felt, then cut those circles into a spiral.  Wrap them from the inside of the spiral outward and use the tacky glue to hold the end down.
4.  CAREFULLY attach the rosettes to the wreath using hot glue in a pattern that you like.  I did not succeed at this step and have a huge blister because of it.
5.  Hang the wreath.  I used a ribbon I had on hand.
Tada!  That was super easy.  Now go make yourself one.

7 comments:

Jamie said...

Love love love this! Found you from the Pinterest challenge. :) I make those flowers as hairbows for my daughter...never thought to put them on a wreath! I also got lost in your sewing project posts! I'm your newest follower!

DAWN Braun said...

AWESOME job on the wreath, I used the same tutorial and also have a HUGE blister from my hot glue, dang that stuff isn't meant to be wiped off HOT, ouch! :)

Mike Grant said...

Great project. My daughter loves crafts and she would really enjoy re-creating your wreath. Found you by way of younghouselove. Nice blog.
Mike

katherine said...

Found you via the pinterest challenge and pinned your wreath. It's so pretty!

thefordhome said...

Your felt rosettes are super fab! Great job!

Kait said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

I love the colours you chose for your wreath. They're beautiful on their own but paired with that gorgeous door colour they really pop. And I love the ribbon you chose, too. In fact it makes me want to not be such a cheapo and buy some nice ribbon to hang mine with. Awesome job!

Katie said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! I hope you try this project for yourselves. If you do let me know how it turns out for you!