The fun collection of wreaths I featured in my What a Girl Loves post last week, inspired me to create a holiday wreath of my own. I have long admired the lovely scallops on Rachel Denbow's wreath here, so I decided to do something similar. My wreath is simple, bright and whimsical. Best of all, it only took a few cheap supplies (which I already had on hand) and about one hour to create!
Before I started, I gathered a wreath form, felt, a scalloped edge rotary cutter, pins, felt balls and hot glue.
Using my Olfa rotary cutter and scallop blade, I cut a strips of felt approximately 1.75 inches wide. My wreath was thin enough that I was able to half each strip to get two pieces. In the end, I used only one sheet of felt per color and still had a few left over strips. As you will see in the fourth photo, my strips were a little short so the back is a bit ugly. But, when it's hanging against a wall, you'd never know!
Next, I started wrapping the strips around the wreath form. I used straight pins because they are a little more forgiving when making adjustments. You could use hot glue or even stitch the pieces together if you had enough overlap on the back of the wreath.
I continued adding the felt strips until the wreath was completely covered. When I attached the last strip, I had to unpin part of the first strip and pull it back just a bit so I could overlap it over the final strip.
Next, I added the felt balls. I had a few on hand, but not enough for an entire wreath. To help make my stash go further, I used heavy-duty scissors to cut each felt ball in half before hot gluing them to the wreath.
Lastly, I added some ribbon and I was done!
It's sort of reminiscent of something you'd see in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, don't you think? :)