Although we still have plenty of snow on the ground, it's officially spring! Last weekend, I was more than ready to swap out some of my winter decor for some colorful spring things, and finally got around to making the bright and cheery spring wreath I had been dreaming up for a few weeks.
I had a forsythia wreath to hang on the front door. I think the bright yellow pops against the dark green, and the yellow and green ribbon is a pefect match.
Valentine's Day heart garland, and had grabbed some fat quarters in a few different fabrics that I loved during my last trip to the craft store, so I was armed with a plethora of choices. This time around, I decided to go with the bright and colorful look, vs. choosing a couple of fabrics to repeat, but you can certainly do whatever makes you happiest.
If you need help making fabric flowers, here are some ideas...
This pompom- style flower is simple! Cut a strip of felt about 2" wide, and snip it almost all the way through, in small increments all the way down the line, so it looks like fringe. Next, roll it up! I ended up with a very tall flower, so I actually trimmed off some of the top to make it flatter, so it would sit better on the wreath. Secure it with hot glue or a pin.
Next, start rolling, going from the outside in. I tend to fold the tip of the spiral over, just to get it started more easily. Once you get to the end, fold the bottom under. If you were hot gluing the flowers together, you'd add glue to the flap on the bottom, and press it against the bottom of the rolled flower to secure it. Otherwise, you can pin it. If any parts of the bottom are sticking out, like you can see on mine above, just trim them with scissors. No big deal!
This ruffley rose is very similar. I used the same technique, just making the outer edge of the spiral wavy, to create some more petals. If you want it to be even more textured, cut your whole spiral to be wavy, which is how I made the white felt rose.
Next, assemble your wreath! I tried to vary my fabric, flower technique, and color, so two similar flowers weren't next to each other.
Have you done any crafting lately? Please share!
Have a great week, friends!
PS: If you like this wreath, you might like this Argyle Heart Wreath, too!