Felt Flower Yarn Wreath

My grandmother loves browns and oranges so I used them as my main colors to make her this wreath for Christmas.  (Don’t worry, she won’t see this.  She doesn’t use computers!)  Since I was making it anyway, I figured I may as well share the tutorial with you.  This could easily be a no-sew project if you opt to use ribbon instead of making the sash-style hanger from scratch as in this tute and glue the felt strips instead of sewing for the Tangerine Flower.

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I’ll list the specific colors I used but as with any project, alter to suit your preference!  All my supplies were ordered from HobbyLobby.com/shop and cost me less than $15.
What You’ll Need:
12″‘ Styrofoam Wreath
Yarn, Ivory
Felt Rectangles (Ivory, Tangerine, Cocoa)
1/4 yard Broadcloth Fabric, Turquoise
Buttons
Fabric-Tac Glue and/or Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
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This was the first yarn wreath I’ve made and wow does it take some time to wrap the wreath!  I did it during nap time while catching up on my DVR’d TV shows which helped pass the time.  
I secured the end of the yarn to the back of the wreath form with a piece of packing tape and then wrapped tightly until the wreath was completely covered.  To finish, I glued the end of the yarn to the back of the wreath and set aside to dry.
Time to make the flowers.  I did three style and I’ll give you a quick little tute for each.

Tangerine Flower (Make 1):
I cut 2.5″ wide strips of felt and then folded them in half lengthwise and sewed with a 1/4″ seam.  Then clip all along.  Or use a rotary cutter…much faster and it doesn’t hurt your hand like using scissors does after a while.  The below picture shows this better than words can.  I forgot to take a picture of the second step but you’re just going to glue the strips in a circular motion onto a 3″ circle of felt.  It will take about 3-4 layers to fill the flower.  Clip strips at the end of each layer and start a new row.  I choose to do a button center for the pop of turquoise.

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Ivory Flower (Make 2):
Cut one 2.5″ diameter circle (flower backing).  I used a bottle lid as a template for my circles.  Cut 5 more circles of the same size but scallop the edges slightly.  Using the scalloped circles, fold each one in half and fold in half again, dotting with glue each fold to secure.  Try to keep the glue towards the folded corners to your flower will “flare out” as in pics.  Glue to the flower backing using 4 pieces for the base and one for the center.  
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Cocoa Flower (Make 2):
Cut 3 concentric scalloped edge circles.  I made the largest 2.5″ and just eyeballed the smaller two layers.  Glue together and top with a button.

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Glue to wreath as desired.  Almost done!
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To make the sash, cut two 2.5″x44″ strips from the broadcloth.  Cut the ends at an angle as shown.  Then sew together with a 1/4″ seam, leaving one end open for turning.  Turn and iron the seams, turning under the open end.  Topstitch.  I glued mine to the wreath with a bit of fabric tack on each side right where it meets the wreath.  Tie at the top, hang, and enjoy (or give it away for a gift!)
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ALL DONE!! :)

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Comments

  1. Love the color scheme and the stylish simple end result.

  2. This is super pretty! I love the colors :)

  3. Thanks for the sweet comments! :)

  4. This is so pretty!! Hope you can link it up at my turquoise lovin’ party going on right now. (And red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/12/turquoise-lovin-17.html

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