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A couple weeks ago when I was at my in-laws house, my mother-in-law happened to have a wreath making class at our house while I was there. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be one of her students as it’s been a long while since I’ve done any crafting.  While the rest of the class made burlap wreaths with burlap flowers, I decided to make felt flowers instead.  These wreaths are a nice addition to holiday decorations!

MATERIALS: styrofoam circle, burlap cut into strips, felt, twigs (optional, I didn’t actually use them in my wreath since they would have broken in my suitcase on the way home)

1. Wrap burlap tightly around the styrofoam circle, making sure to overlap between strips to cover up the ends (if you look at the right side, I didn’t do this, but I should have).  If you forget, you can either put your flowers over that portion or use that side as the back.

2. Next you will need to make felt flowers (I’ve adapted a method I found on papernstitch, but you can easily Google “felt flower tutorials” and you’ll get a bunch of different flower types, I like these as well).
a. Cut felt into circle.
b. Make waves on the edges so when you are making your flowers there height of petals is varied.
c. Cut the felt into circle strips.
d. Starting with the outer end, start rolling the circles to create the flower, glue as you go.
e. Use the center circle piece to cover up the back of the flower.
f. Ta da! You are done. Now repeat with however many flowers you want to make and vary the sizes!

3. Glue flower rosettes on to wreath.  Arrange them in any order you want!

4. Cut felt for leaves if you want.  Add a bow to the top, and hang the wreath on your front door!  :)

We’re not ones to go all out with the holiday decorating, especially if you compare our house to the neighbor’s houses.  We’ve got this wreath hung up, a few lights strung on trees, and still have yet to put up and decorate the Christmas tree.  I also hear it’s tradition to get a “baby’s first ornament”?  I hadn’t heard of this but I don’t want to miss out on any special traditions for Austin!

Check out this craft on the Lee Jeans app as well as other craft, style, recipes too!!

What decorations do you usually put up for the holidays?

17 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Lauren
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    OMgosh that is amazing and gorgeous! I’m afraid that if I have a go I won’t be as good, I will have a g though!

    Lauren

  2. Joyce
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    Hi Sandy,

    Perfect timing! I yarn-wrapped my wreath last night and was just searching tutorials for making those flowers. Question – what kind of glue did you use? All I have is elmers, will that work? Beautiful wreath, I hope mine turn out just as nice.

  3. aizzing
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    it turned out really cute! :)

    i usually go all out with christmas decors but since i’ve moved here in dubai, not so much anymore for this year. i still have set up a mini christmas tree though.

  4. JanM
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    This is pretty!!!

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

  5. Always Maylee
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Oh I love how cute this is! Great DIY!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  6. Jennifer
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

    This is adorable!
    You have great ideas :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  7. Cindi
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    What a cute tutorial, Sandy!!! Thanks for sharing <3

  8. Lisa
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    That is a cute wreath! I love burlap!

  9. Chelsea
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    Pretty! I have a yarn+felt wreath up now. I made a little poinsettia with the felt!

  10. Annie
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 6:17 am

    What a cute DIY – it looks beautiful!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  11. katherine
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    This is SUCH a pretty idea and would be a great wedding decoration also! I love your new blog design, it’s been a while since I’ve visited not from my reader on my iPad I guess! I love it

    <3 katherineof corgis and cocktails

  12. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    I love this wreath and the flowers are sooo cute!!

  13. Karolina
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    Such a great idea, it looks amazing!

    xx Karolina
    caramode.blogspot.com

  14. Courtney
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    It’s so adorable! I need a wreath for my front door and this might just be a fantastic option. Thanks for sharing dear!

  15. Kristin
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    Super duper cute!

  16. two birds
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    it’s darling, and a diy that even i could do (maybe)!

  17. Natalia
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

    Oh Sandy, this is so stinkin cute! You got me wanting to try it. Although I am sure mine wouldn’t come out nearly as cute as yours!

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