After a short blogging break I’m back. I don’t know if you missed me but I missed you. I’m not sure if that statement was directed at you, the reader, the Mac or WordPress. How about all three.
I’ve got a lot of posts lined up so let’s get started with this fall yarn wreath and a felt mum tutorial.
Straw wreath (leave the plastic on)
hot glue gun
This is yet another awesomely cheep wreath. The yarn was on clearance for $2.00, felt is 4 for a $1 and the wreath was around $2.99 – cha-ching!
Wrap the wreath with yarn. This wreath is 14 inches so it went by much faster than my 16 inch spring roses wreath. I was able to get that baby wrapped and have a meaningful conversation with dear husband at the same time. I’m all about multitasking. (Under the wreath is a recipe for pumpkin roll. That post is coming next week so stay tuned!)
Now for the Felt Mum Tutorial.
When I was searching for new ways to make felt flowers I ran across yet another crafty blog…Mrs Priss. Here she gives a great tutorial on how to make felt mums. She calls them pom poms but I needed a mum to make it fall themed so a mum it shall be.
I started by cutting a two inch wide strip of felt the length of the sheet (I think the felt sheets are about 8 inches long). Fold it in half length wise then glue the outside edge together. On the folded side make cuts about 1/2 and inch apart.
Begin rolling the strip applying hot glue every inch or so to keep it from unrolling. The finished product is a small mum. How cute is that?
I experimented with the width of strips of felt and how many I rolled together. The larger mums were about 3 inches wide with 2 strips rolled up, one after another.
For the leaves I choose a deep green that seemed more like an evergreen rather than a bright grass green that would seem too summery. Cut out leaf shapes with a fat stem. Pinch the stem together and apply hot glue inside the pinch.
I made sure to arrange the flowers and leaves on the wreath before I did any gluing.
Done and done. All in less than an hour and less than $10. I love it when a plan comes together.