Anxious for spring, I decided it might be time for a DIY Spring Wreath project! I have made a few yarn/twine wrapped wreaths in the past so I decided to change it up a bit. I have been wanting to make a “twig” wreath for a while, and what better time than now!
Here is what you will need:
- 18″ Wreath
- 3-4 Pieces of felt in colors of your choice
- Adhesive (I used E6000 in clear)
- Flower template (from Yoonie At Home)
To begin, I printed out two copies of the peonie template, one full size and one scaled down to 80%. This enabled me to make larger and smaller flowers. Carefully cut out the petals. If you decide to make two different sizes of flowers, make sure you keep the petals separate.
Place the petal templates on a piece of felt. Trace the templates using a fine tipped marker and carefully cut out each of the petals. This is the most time consuming part of this project. Prepare for hand cramps!
Lay your petals out from smallest to largest. This will help you to glue them together in the correct order. Beginning with the largest petal. Place a bead of glue in the center of the largest petal. Place the second largest petal on top, offsetting the petals slightly. I found the felt is incredibly porous, and absorbs the glue quickly. It helped to continuously apply pressure to the very center of the petal until the glue “set.” Continue this process until your flower is complete. Repeat until you have as many flowers as you’d like. For this wreath I used seven.
Once your flowers are complete, and the glue is dry, it is time to assemble your wreath. I encourage you to lay out the flowers the way you want them prior to gluing them to the wreath. Also, the “twig” wreaths can be very messy, so make sure you cover the surface on which you are working with paper or an old towel.
Place a bead of glue on the flower, and a bead of glue on the wreath itself. You may want to use a pin or two to hold the flower in place until it dries. I used pins to anchor the flowers to the wreath. Continue adding the flowers until you are happy with the overall “composition.” Allow the wreath to dry completely before hanging.
You may want to fasten twine or wire to the back of the wreath so that you may hang it more easily (and evenly). I tied twine to the back of mine, and applied glue to the knots to make sure the knot held.
This simple, do it yourself wreath costs less than $10. And it looks adorable!
Note: When creating your flowers, try mixing different colors for a unique effect. Also, try printing different sized templates to vary the size of you flowers.