Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Wreath with Tutorial

Okay remember this tutorial?

My velcro wreath.

I finally got around to changing it up for spring (don't judge…I'm a busy lady, ya know!)

Well here's what I've changed up and a tutorial on these adorable spring flowers.

Spring Flowers

The first thing you want to do is make a flower pattern. I just cut out 3 hearts (small, medium, and large) for my petals. Traced them onto a piece of construction paper and snipped away.

 Your flowers don't have to be perfect (obviously).

Next, trace your pattern onto your felt. And do some more snipping.

Make sure that you cut inside your line. You don't want any marker on the edge of your flower. Especially is you are using a light color felt.

Next you want to sew your petals together. You take one of the "hearts", pinch it together and sew a few little stitches at the bottom of the petal. Make sure it's secure, or it will pull apart easily.

Repeat this step will all of your petals.
This takes forever. Be warned.  You'll need patience to make this flower!

This is what your three layers should look like. Your's will vary depending on where you add your little stitch to the petal. The lower you stitch to the center the more open your flower will appear. Mine looks pretty closed in this particular flower.

Stack your layers together and stitch together through the center.

I then made a leaf using the same large flower pattern. And just added it to the bottom of the flower. It's done the same way as the flowers are done.

To make the center of my flower I used embroidery floss.

I wrapped it around a fork 5-6 times, tied it together in the center. Pulled it off of the fork and snipped the loops.

Pinch together and use hot glue to stick that little guy in.

Your flower!

Be creative with your colors. It's really fun to play around with different colors and patterns.

My last step to complete my flower was to glue the top half of a square of velcro to the back of my flower. Then I can add it to my wreath!

So here's my new wreath.

I added these numbers using a hot glue gun. And I used a lot of glue to make them very secure. 
They are just unfinished wood numbers from Hobby Lobby. I painted them, let them dry, and added them to the wreath.

I sure do like this! And I love the versatility the velcro gives me. 
A wreath for every season!

I Heart Nap TimeThe DIY Dreamer


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