Thursday, December 29, 2011

fluffy felt, burlap and button wreath

I'm already a little sad about how blah the house will look once all the Christmas stuff is down.  I'll walk around the house and think everything looks empty and sad.  This is a yearly thing for me and I'm prepared so I figured if I have a new wreath to hang up at least I can combat the post holiday decoration slump a little.

My love affair with burlap is going strong and I also have a bit of a thing for felt.  I can't sew.  At least not proper sewing.  A little repair for a tear here and there and some loose button attachment is about as far as it goes.  Wonderful felt has allowed me to make two Halloween costumes with hot glue and I have to say they weren't too shabby.

I wanted a fluffy wreath and I wasn't sure how it was going to work but I got a foam wreath form, white felt, oatmeal felt, burlap and some pom pom trim just because I love it.

I just started cutting circles and squares out of the burlap and felt.

No real method.  Some I cut with pinking shears, some with regular scissors.  They were all different sizes and definitely not uniform.

I took a bunch of natural colored loose buttons my Mom offered up.

I layered felt, burlap and buttons and just randomly started hot gluing them on the wreath form.
I cut some pom pom trim loose
and attached some of those to the felt as well.

And so I cut...

and glued
until this

looked like this.

Then I cut and glued some more until finally it looked like this

Here is a detail

It didn't take as long as I thought it would but there were several hours of cutting and gluing.  I like my fluffy wreath.  Looks cozy and winterish right?  I thought a bit of burlap "ribbon" to hang it from would be nice so I just cut a long strip. 

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  1. Great tutorial! I love it :)

  2. Simple and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
    I am a new follower. :)

  3. Super simple! Found you from my dear friend Minna's blog! Watch out I am following you too! LOL.

  4. Your wreath is so cute I can hardly stand it! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I’m excited to continue being inspired by you in 2012!!! XO, Aimee

    I'd love to have you make a quick stop by and enter to win my first giveaway!!! Crossing my fingers you win!!!

  5. This is seriously one of the prettiest burlap wreaths I've seen. I love how you mixed in the white felt!

    ps-I replied to you with some info about that rug you were asking about--I'm always worried about that stuff going to spam, so let me know if you didn't get it. :)

  6. I like this too!! Different but so pretty!


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