I like to change my front door wreath with the seasons and decided that it was time for a change. If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while, you know that I like to craft “wreaths” using a tennis racket as a base. I saw a cute sunflower wreath crafted from felt on The Creative Imperative that inspired me to make a Dahlia version.
Do you want to know how I made this? Keep reading!
I cut the pieces three layers at a time. For the petals I didn’t use a pattern, I simply cut them with my scissors into a leaf shape.
I used another Babolat as a guide to figure out how many pieces of felt I’d need. I ended up making two layers of 2 x 6” yellow, one layer of 2 x 6” orange, two layers of 2 x 4” orange, and then enough 2 x 2” petals made of white to fill the middle. I ended up using 7 sheets of yellow, 6 1/2 sheets of orange, and 4 sheets of white. At $.29 a sheet, this ended up being a very inexpensive project.
I prepared all of the petals before I glued them to the racket by putting a dab of hot glue (I use cool melt) near the bottom of each petal and pinching to make the glue stick. To speed up the process, I stuck each petal under a book until it dried. This step went quickly as the drying time was less than a minute.
Once the petals were ready, I glued them to the racket in layers, overlapping the petals slightly.
I’m sharing with Whipperberry’s Friday Flair Party, Jen’s Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello, with Chris at Just a Girl’s Show and Share Day , with Cheryl at Cherished Treasure’s Sunday Blog Love Party, with Susan’s Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, with Beth’s Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A2Z and with The Nester’s You Made a Wreath Out of What? party.