So . . . naturally, I made a winter wreath.
I know . . . I'm just a tad bit ahead of the calendar.
I tired and tried and tried to get into the fall crafting mood. Every single blog that I follow is full of festive fall crafts - painted pumpkins, Mod Podge leaves, corn husk wreaths . . . I could go on and on. Inspiration is everywhere . . . for fall, but I just couldn't do it.
Then I received this little package of bamboo felt from National Nonwovens treasures from my blog-friend Sandi over at A Legacy of Stitches. . .
. . . and my mind went instantly to winter. I have lots of plans for these beauties. Here's my first one.
Let It Snow Wreath
Here's what you need:
-felt . . . I used bamboo felt. I love the look and feel of it - so soft.
-cardboard or a wreath form . . . I'm cheap, so I use cardboard.
-glue . . . You could use any kind. I used Gorilla Glue because I had it on hand.
-a snowflake stencil or clip art cut out
Here's what you do:
1) Cut out several circles of the same size from cardboard and glue them together with Gorilla Glue or other glue. Use as many layers as you like for thickness.
2) Cut the felt you are using to cover the cardboard wreath form into strips that are 1 1/2 inches wide and long enough to wrap around your cardboard form.
3) Wrap felt pieces around cardboard form. Do not glue the first piece very securely yet because you are going to have to tuck the very last felt strip underneath this one. Glue them on the back using Gorilla Glue. Layer each piece over the previous piece as you go around the form.
4) Wiggle the last felt piece underneath the first one to completely cover the cardboard.
5) Use snowflake stencil or clip art cut out to trace and cut out as many snowflakes as you like. I used three blue and two white.
7) Attach one snowflake to the wreath with glue. (Uhm . . . I'm pretty sure that felt isn't one of the recommended materials to use with Gorilla Glue. However, I'm lazy. Since I used the Gorilla Glue for the cardboard part, I didn't want to get up and get a different glue for the this.)
8) Slide ribbon under wreath and glue together overlapping ends. I had the most perfect snowflake ribbon from Michael's for this project.
9) Hang up . . . of course, you may actually want to wait for winter. ;)
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