Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fall Wreath Tutorial


Guess who started her fall projects this week!
I
LOVE fall, and I've been dying to start fallin' up my home!

I started with a wreath:


This wreath cost me next to nothing... aside from my two badly burnt fingers.
[Which is why
The Concerto Project is canceled again this week...
very badly burnt fingers]
I'm sure the story will unfold as we go along...
But here's the how to:

Materials Needed:
A plain wreath
[mine was a twiggy one, but you could use any kind]
Felt
Scissors
Hot Glue

I got this wreath at a dollar store my sophomore year of college...


I took grey and tan felt and cut it into strips, like so:


I took two strips at a time, and rolled them
REALLY tightly:


And then secured it with hot glue:


Make about a billion of these in varying sizes,
and then hot glue them to the wreath
[in no particular order... the more jumbled up, the better!]


WARNGING: If you are stupid enough to do this project on the carpet, and then hold a hot glued flower upside down over carpet so as to allow a huge puddle of hot glue to drip into your [rented] carpet, DO NOT quickly sop the hot glue up with your bare hands... doing so may result in screaming, cursing [of course, i never...], and really sore fingers.


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41 comments:

Megness@Murphy'sLawOnlyWorse said...

Sorry about your fingers but the wreath is darn cute!

Ellen said...

The wreath is beautiful!

carmen said...

Ouch, That sounds painful. The wreath looks great.

Em said...

Aww, your poor fingers! The wreath is adorable though!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Ooh, very cute! I'm a sucker for a wreath! :)

Cassie said...

This really is gorgeous! I'm so sorry to hear about your fingers :( I hope your man is taking good care of you through your 'hot glued fingers' ordeal ;)

kelley @ the eclectic owl said...

So pretty! I made a wreath last night! We must be on the same wave length :) I'll be sharing mine this coming week!

Kimberly said...

Oh, the times I have done that! (and we don't even rent, what's MY excuse??)

I am totally making this by the way.

Kara said...

SUPER CUTE Mandy!!! Love this wreath!

And your side stories crack me up :) Hope your fingers/hands feel better soon!

Kara

Adam and Wendy said...

I want to make this!!!!!!

Amanda said...

adorable wreath!!!!!!!

Oh, My Darling said...

Wow, this wreath is so cute!! I might use it as a gift idea for my mom. Also, your warning was clever but sure sounds painful.

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

I agree, your wreath is so cute!

I hope your fingers heal quickly so you can keep being crafty...

:)
Sarah

Anonymous said...

Love it! - AP

hiyaluv said...

oh no! sounds like you DO have sore fingers:) lol. i love the wreath though! it is gorgeous:)
smiles,
gina

Jenni Wells said...

This is such a great idea! The cold weather always keeps me inside- the perfect time for crafting.

the3125 said...

Very Cute wreath! I've had my share of burnt and bruised little fingers. It looks great though!

In with the Old said...

You are always so inspiring. As always, BEAUTIFUL.

Also, it's reassuring to see the occasional "oops" moment from other bloggers. I'm thinking about dedicating a post to just those kind of moments I've had in the new house.

AliLilly said...

I love this!! It looks great!! Funny I did a post just now on how I made a rosette out of my daughters baby blanket and I put a disclaimer in it stating HOT GLUE IS HOT....No seriously its HOT! :)

C.R.A.F.T. said...

thanks for linking up to MMM :) this is adorable!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

What a great wreath! I like it very much! Thank you for stopping by and sharing it with us at Anything Related!
{Rebekah}

Jennifer said...

The wreath is adorable - love that you did it with simply felt and a glue gun! Sorry you burned your fingers - I have done that myself! Happy Fall!

Jennifer

Life in Rehab said...

How we suffer for our art...but I think that cute wreath was worth it.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That wreath is so pretty Mandy! I love the colors. Thanks so much for the how-to and the sacrificing for craft! =) I'll be linking.

Scraps said...

Best just to let the glue dry and pick it off the carpet later, poor fingers!

The wreath is neat--giving me some ideas about making over my traditional fall wreath this season.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love this!! :) Sorry bout your fingers though..sounds like something I would do...

Allison said...

I totally missed this wreath post! I had to come over after seeing it in you post you sent me! lol Super cute! And sorry... I laughed out loud and what you did with the glue and the carpet! But OUCH!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Sorry you burnt yourself. That sounds like something that would happen to me. It was worth the pain. :) Just darling!

Kristin @ wRIte iT DOwN said...

Love this wreath! Great job!

Terrell said...

Ouch! Hate to hear about the burnt fingers! I am totally LOVING this wreath though..you're just so creative! I'm so happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link your sweet creations up at my weekly Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
Hugs to you,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

I love it! Tip when you glue gun keep a bowl of ice water near by so you can dip burning flesh in it, makes the glue go hard fast and peels off with little pain.

blesid said...

Sometimes crafting, like beauty, must be painful to get the desired result. I am hoping your beautiful wreath was worth the ouch. Thanks for sharing! jules

Fallan said...

Ow! I know how that feels! Not fun! The wreath turned out really nice though! =)

Denise Marie said...

Way to rock that out. I'm jealous of all you gals that can do all this flower art. It looks simple enough but my home is full of boys...boys...boys.

**Amy** said...

Very cute! The burnt fingers were worth it in the end!

Sandy Ang said...

So very chic and sophisticated !

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Another gorgeous project! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday!

~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

Monica said...

Your version of flowers is the cutest...and the easiest! Great wreath!

Heather said...

So my wreath is almost done...you for sure inspired me with yours :) I'm making mine for my baby girl's door who is due on the 17th of Nov :)

Paula Laird said...

So sorry aboutyour fingers, but I love your wreath!

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

HELLO! Where was I when you did this?
I could have totally fallen in love with my felt back then...of course then I had a 2 mo and I was barely able to think straight.