I’m here to share my latest project and also ask for your help! Here’s a felt wreath I made for Christmas decorating, and I really, really love it – but I don’t know where to display it, especially since it gets a bit lost on our cream walls and white trim. Suggestions welcome!
In any case, the lack of a practical purpose has not diminished my love for this project, which captures all the fuzzy coziness I want to create with this season’s decorations.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- cardboard for wreath base
- yarn to wrap the base
- large paperclip or other wire for the wreath hanger
- old sweaters/ felted sweaters
- needle and thread
- hot glue
Here’s how to do it:
- Cut a wreath shape from the cardboard
- Wrap the cardboard with yarn, incorporating a wire hanger on the back
- Create flowers and leaves from felt and old sweaters/ felted sweaters (I used some of the trim from the thrift store sweaters I bought to make sweater pillows and sweater ornaments)
- Arrange the flowers and leaves and hot glue in place
Here’s a picture of the different flowers and leaves I made for my wreath:
This is what the poinsettia flowers look like, before you roll and sew them:
And here are some more pictures of the finished wreath, shown on our floor and on my bathroom door, neither of which are ideal places to display it – help!
It’s Thanksgiving Day here, so I’m looking forward to a quiet day full of family time and good food… and them moving on to more serious Christmas decorating!
Julie aka “Jewels”