Hi everyone! I thought I would take a break from baby shower preparations and sewing marathons to share a fun fall wreath with you. I made this for my front door, and will also be using it (with a few modifications) for a Little Pumpkin baby shower this weekend. Check back next week for the party details…you won’t want to miss it!
To begin, I took two styrofoam wreath forms and used a serrated knife to trim about 1/3 off each side. An electric carving knife would work well here, but I don’t have one so my serrated knife worked just fine.
Next, I attached the two large pieces together (see above) using Gorilla Glue and floral pins. I promise I am not a Gorilla Glue representative…I just love the stuff and use it for everything!
If you’ve never worked with floral pins, here’s a close up. I found a huge package of them for a few dollars in the floral section of Hobby Lobby, or you can purchase them here.
Next, I created a template and cut LOTS of circles out of orange felt with fabric scissors. I cut five circles per sheet of felt (standard size) and was able to stack and cut four sheets at a time, so the cutting didn’t seem that bad. Plus, I broke it up over a couple of days so it wasn’t so tedious. Still, you will need about 40+ sheets to cover your wreath, depending on how dense you make your felting.
To make your little felt “tufts,” take a circle and fold it in half like a taco.
Then fold in half again.
Lastly, pin it onto your wreath using felt pins or even straight pins (be sure they have heads). I’ve used both methods and they turned out great.
Here is the wreath about half way done.
And here is the finished (albeit naked) wreath on my still unpainted back door. I’ll get around to it, I promise
For the stem, I simply cut off a portion of one of the leftover wreath pieces.
To finish it off, I took this letter “H” that I had sitting in the attic (also from Hobby Lobby I believe) and embellished it with some fabric and burlap rosettes. Although it’s hard to see, the fabric is Riley Blake chevron in aqua and white. LOVE.
And that’s it! Now it graces my (also unpainted) front door.
I think it makes it look much better
*Update: Here are a couple of variations on this wreath that I did throughout the season!
For Halloween Week:
For the Little Pumpkin Shower:
And for Christmas:
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