Friday, January 30, 2015

And now for something completely different.....

Hello and happy Friday! Woot! Woot!

Last week I was looking up yarn wreaths on Pinterest, and holy crow! There are, like, a gazillion on there! I wanted to make one for my front door for Valentine's Day. The one I made about 8 years ago has finally started to disintegrate, so it was time for a new one. I came up with this:


My front door is red, so I knew I wanted a vanilla wreath, and I also wanted to make felt flowers. I Googled 'felt flower tutorials' and while perusing one of the many links, I found the tutorial for that amazingly gorgeous dahlia flower! You can find the tutorial here. Rachel even has a free template that you can download - very generous! The red roses are another video tutorial I found here. For the vanilla/medium pink flowers, I cut a 3" vanilla circle and a 3-1/2" pink circle. I cut a wonky spiral in both. Finding a few pearl beads in my stash, I wrapped the vanilla felt around it, hot gluing every so often to secure. Then I continued with the pink. The tiny grey roses were die cut using a rose die from MFT. It's a lot of fussy cutting, and a lot of hot gluing. (I only have a couple singed fingers - yay me!) Oh, and that wreath took me at least 3-1/2 hours to wrap. Best to do it at night while (sort of) watching your favorite TV shows. ☺ The only thing I regret doing is adding the glitter glue on the red roses. I wanted a little sparkle on this (who wouldn't?) but my Diamond Stickles bottle is running very low. I had another bottle from someone else so I used that. Big mistake. I thought it would dry clear. Nope. Oh well, you live and learn. It still looks gorgeous. Here are some more pics:

(my glue gun cord wasn't long enough to reach my dining room table. 
No worries. TV tray to the rescue!)



 Here it is hanging on my front door

I just love how this looks!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!


5 comments:

  1. Awesome job on the wreath, I need to put something on my door besides Santa.

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  2. Beautiful! Your homemade flowers are fabulous! I can see how wrapping the wreath might be therapeutic as long as there's something good to binge-watch at the same time. And you have a red door... no wonder we're friends.

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  3. Holy Cow!!! I am in LOVE! This is stunning, Chris! So worth all the time and effort it took, because this is uh-mazing!

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