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Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall is here...

Although I am sad to see the Summer go (WAY TOO FAST!) this cooler weather has gotten me feeling warm, cozy and crafty! This weekend I made a new wreath for our front door. I just love how it turned out!

To make this wreath you need the following:

*One 10" foam wreath
*Brown felt (about 3 sheets of 9" x 12")
*Glue gun
*Glue Dots
*Fall colored card stock and coordinating pattern paper (I used Jillibean Soup's new Fall line)
*Small and large buttons that coordinate with paper (my large buttons are from Stampin' Up)
*Ribbon that also coordinates with paper
*Scallop Punch (my favorite is from Stampin' Up)

To assemble the wreath do the following:

Cut approximately 7 strips of felt, 1.5" x 12" and wrap the foam wreath. Place a thin line of hot glue at the end of the felt to hold it in place. After the first piece of felt, add the next where the first left off and so on until the whole wreath is covered. Set the wreath aside.

To make the "flowers" cut three pieces of pattern paper, 3" x 9". Score each piece every inch or so (you can skip the scoring but it makes it much easier to fold the paper). Next fold each piece like an accordion. Staple in the center of the folded piece. Using your scissors cut off the ends of the folded paper, at an angle (see picture), now each end will be pointy, not straight. Next fan out the folded paper and use glue dots to hold in place.

Using a scallop punch, punch out three scallop circles from the pattern paper and glue a button in the center, using a glue dot. Next hot glue the scallops to the center of each of the paper "flowers".

Cut out six leaves, any leaf shape you like. I folded and or scored some of the paper before cutting out the leaves for added textured. Add a couple small buttons to the leaves.

Take your leaves and finished paper "flowers" and decide where you would like them on your wreath. Once you have decided, hot glue them to the wreath.

Lastly, take a piece of ribbon, loop it through the wreath at the top and hang where ever you like.

Enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions.

Just a couple more pictures of the finished wreath...

HAPPY Fall! :-)

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Russell Family said...

I love your wreath!! Super cute!

Heather said...

That is so cute! Great job! :)

Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty said...

I kind of have a crush on this! Very nice!!! Stopping by from Night Owl Crafting link party.

Anonymous said...

This is so cute! I love the combination of felt and paper!

Anonymous said...

Just popped in from Hoo's Got Talent link up. Darling wreath! Thanks so much for sharing.

Jaymie@ http://dancesdishesanddreams.blogspot.com

Liz said...

I love this wreath! How cute... and you don't even need 3-D glasses. :) I love it!!

Unknown said...

This is beautiful! I'd love for you to join my brand new linky party! http://www.coffeeandtheirkisses.com/2011/10/stitch-n-niche-saturdays-linky-party-1.html

Anonymous said...

Such a cute wreath. I've seen a lot online lately and I have been wanting to attempt one soon!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Nicely done! I really like the combination of the felt with the clever paper flowers.