Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Green Wreath

It never fails. We get a brief taste of spring and get all excited, then Mother Nature reminds us that she's not quite ready yet. This morning we woke up to snow and sleet. And it's really chilly out there. So I decided that if it didn't feel like spring outside, maybe I could make it feel like spring inside. I decided to make a spring green wreath with what I had on hand.

This was super easy and you've seen it done before,

so here's just a brief overview.

I started by wrapping a straw wreath with yarn.

A few dots of hot glue every now and then helps hold the yarn in place.

Then I made some felt flowers.

Start by cutting a few circles.

The bigger the circle, the bigger the flower.


Then cut the circles into long strips, in a circular pattern, about 1/2" wide until you reach the center. No need for perfection, you want your flower to look natural.





Then starting in the center, just roll into a fairly tight flower shape.

Again, a few drops of hot glue every now and then holds your flower together.



I had green and white felt, so I made a few flowers of each in various sizes.

Then just hot glue them on your wreath. And add a ribbon to hang your wreath. Well, now there's a cold rain outside, with more snow in

the forecast, but it feels a little bit more like spring in here. I just keep telling myself that all this moisture will make for beautiful

spring flowers when Mother Nature says the time is right!

Happy Spring!



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31 comments:

A Vintage Green said...

A very clear tutorial and great felt flowers. I haven't seen those before.
- Joy

Jennifer said...

Very pretty and you have a fabulous easy-to-follow tutorial for both the wreath and the rosettes. THanks!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that turned out so cute! i love the roses on it!

Tote said...

You have such a good imagination. Love the wreath!

Susan

Cathy said...

Love the wreath,sometime it is nice to shop at HOME!

Rachel @momshenanigans said...

I love that!! I just love wreaths! I think I should buy a few wreath forms to have on hand for when I'm feeling crafty! I like the flower tutorial too :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sharon...

My friend, your spring wreath turned out sooo pretty! I wouldn't have ever thought to make flowers out of felt but they are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your new wreath with us! We are having the same type of weather in our area. It has been so nice and now they are forecasting snow tonight and through the weekend! Yuk!!! I am sooo ready for spring!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

Beautiful, Sharon! So springy and fun. Enjoy your weekend!

Brandy J. said...

Simple and darling. Once again, I'm in love!

Krystine Stephenson said...

You do such great stuff! Thanks for sharing!

Krystine

http://lucyluvinyl.blogspot.com/

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I love the colors you chose and your wreath is gorgeous. I popped over from The Girl Creative hop and now following.

Sommer said...

Sharon this turned out beautifully. Thanks for linking up at my party today!

Finding Home said...

Hey, just so you know, I tried to follow you and the link is not working! Nice project!

Take care, Laura

La-Dee-da crafter said...

Those flowers are Fabulous!!!
Love it
ladeedacreations.com

Sybillinart said...
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Sybillinart said...

Nice wreath; I just did one similar yesterday!:
http://sybillinartnews.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-yarn-wreath.html

At The Picket Fence said...

Okay Sharon, i know others have done yarn wreaths but I am in LOVE with yours! I adore the brown and pink. You did such a great job on it! As always thanks for linking up to Inspiration Friday and for being such a great friend to us At the Picket Fence!

Heather

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

I love the texture! The colors are so springy, but the yarn and felt make it seem cozy~perfect for this in between time of the year!

Karli said...

ooh I really like this! I've made a lot of yarn wreaths and I love them, they are truly addicting. Hope you make many many more!

-Karli
www.dancingaroundwithkarli.blogspot.com

Jill said...

So elegant and simple! I really love it...thanks for the inspiration! Gonna put a link to this tutorial on my site! thanks...

-Jill
www.jelly-bean-dream.blogspot.com

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Very nice, yet with your tutorial it looks so simple to make. Thanks for sharing your instructions.

Megan said...

this looks so pretty. we got about five inches of snow yesterday and today it is almost all gone!

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Meg said...

That's so cute! I love the flowers. I am so tired of the snow! You have a much better attitude than I do! ;)

Chrissie said...

I love your wreath. Thanks for the tutorial, very helpful to crafting impaired gal like myself!

Julie said...

Very nice! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!
http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspire-me-monday_28.html

jacin {lovely little details} said...

oh wow! adorable!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

sharon, how cute! oh how I wish I had a lovely door to hold such a wreath!
gail

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

I love the yarn wreath and the felt flowers! So cute together!

Thanks for linking up!

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, this looks lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

{Peppermint Plum} said...

This is beautiful :)

-Annie @ {Peppermint Plum}

molior familiae said...

Hi Sharon, thanks for the inspiration! I made a similar wreath and linked to you at http://moliorfamiliae.blogspot.com/
Erin