To make the wreath, I started by wrapping a straw wreath form in two inch strips of teal fabric used for the roman shade that I created for the upstairs bathroom that we are remodeling. (This project is on hold until the the ceiling damaged by the storm is fixed.)
I crafted yellow and white flowers from scraps of felt leftover from crafting a wreath for a friend who cracked her favorite tennis racket. She was thrilled to be able to use her old racket for a decoration. I snapped a picture of it before I gave it to her.
To make these flowers, I folded leftover strips of white and yellow in half and used a bead of hot glue to hold the fabric in place. Then I used my scissors to make snips along one edge. Finally, I rolled and glued each strip to create a flower. For a slightly different look, I glued two strips together, made snips with my scissors, and then rolled and glued to create the flower. To make the flower look like a Dahlia, I cut triangle shapes into one side of the strip and then rolled and glued.
To make the gray flowers, I cut four 3” x 2” pieces of felt and then rounded off one side of each piece to resemble a petal. I used thread and a long stitch length to sew the petals into a line and then gently pulled the thread to gather the edges into a flower shape. A button created the flower center.
This wreath will be perfect to use until it’s time to change it out for fall. Next up will be a new summer wreath for our kitchen door. I’m still thinking about what I want to create for that area.
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