Monday, March 12, 2012

Fabric Flowers & Spring Wreath


My attempts at bringing some spring into my home started with the wreath above. This is my good ole' standby yarn wrapped wreath. I use it for every season! The earth toned yarn with hints of turquoise is perfect all year round...I just add different pieces each season. For instance, at Christmas I had some snowflake ornaments hanging inside it and now for spring, I jazzed it up with some fabric flowers!

Supplies

Yarn wrapped wreath
Strips of scrap fabric in various lengths and colors
Glue gun
Felt
Pins

 1. Cut out a circle of felt in the size you want-this is the backing for your flower (you can also use paper or cardboard-but I think felt is better for pushing pins through-which you'll need to put your wreath together!)
2. Take a piece of scrap fabric and knot it at the end. Glue it to the center of your felt circle.
3. Start twisting the fabric around the knot in the middle, twisting and twisting... till you can't twist no more (I sang that in my head...hehe).
4. Once you reach the end of the fabric you can glue the end to the front of the flower or do as I did and glue it to the back of the felt, whatever you like!

Tada!

Using some pins-attach your flowers to your wreath. For some I pushed the pins right through the flower center.

For others I tucked them out of sight. Either way, you get a beautiful wreath that is interchangeable season after season!



Linking up here:


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14 comments:

Alyx said...

Once again... I love this! Such a fun idea. If I was crafty/had money for crafts right now, I would totally try it!

Kristy R said...

I loooove these fabric flowers! I see making them in the near future! Thanks!!

andie jaye said...

i had two comment windows open and posted a "congrats on the new baby" post on yours! oops! so sorry!

anyway, i love this wreath! the yarn color that you used is perfect! i'd love it if you linked it up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party tomorrow!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

This wreath is so pretty! I've been wanting to make something using fabric flowers and this would be so cute!

Melanie said...

OMGosh. I am crazzzy for this! I love how I see a cool craft on your blog, I think... yah... ok, I could never make that... AND by the end of the tutorial, I totally think I actually could!

Tisha said...

This turned out so cute. I love the colors and fabrics! Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home!

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Live, Laugh, Linky Thursday! http://queenofsavings.com

SWEET YARNS said...

Great idea for a Wreath. Love the mixing of yarn and fabrics. Awesome..

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

Followed over from 52 Mantels. I love how you make your flowers! Your wreath turned out great and is perfect for Spring :)

Mindie Hilton said...

Beautiful wreath. If you ever want somewhere else to link up at, please come strut your stuff at Bacon Time's weekly Anything Goes linky every Friday to Monday. I am also hosting a Spring Battle of the crafters and cookers contest with prizes, I know there are lots of parties to link to but this one has some great prizes up for grabs, and is open now. Hope to see you soon.

Kelly @ Live Laugh Rowe said...

Thanks so much for linking up at Live Laugh Linky! Hope to see you again this week, friend :)

Hugs!!

Sue at the Little Shack said...

These are lovely! I'm inspired to make a wreath for my door now! Thanks for sharing this! I'm a new follower from the Talented Tuesday over at Vintage wanna bee! Hope you'll follow me back to the Little Shack on the Hill!

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

I love this! I love repurposeable wreaths-- save so much space! Plus, the push pin centers are so cute :)

I'm featuring today!!

Lori said...

Tada! Can't wait to make before family gets here for Easter! This seems easier than what I saw before!

Thanks!