Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Felt Wreath

You know how much I LOVE DOVEY my wreaths, so I just couldn't help but make another one for the inside (you can see my outside wreath here) of my house! I love how my Valentine felt wreath turned out so I thought I'd give it a go for Halloween!

Want to make one too? Here's how!...
What you'll need:
-styrofoam round wreath (mine is 12")
-felt (I used 1/2 yard of black and 1/2 yard of orange but if you were going to make an all black or orange wreath you would need 1 yd.)
-straight pins

First trace a circle onto cardstock to be the size you want your felt circles to be (mine were 3"). Pin to your fabric to use as a guide to cut out all your circles.

You will cut A LOT of circles (I ended up with double of what you see here)!

Since I was doing 2 different colors I wanted them to be evenly placed around the circle, so I used a measuring tape and pencil to mark where on the wreath each color section would start/stop.

Now, start your wreath! Take one circle, fold it half and then half again. Then take one straight pin and poke it through the bottom tip of your felt.

It should look like this before you pin it to the styrofoam.

Then pin, pin, pin! I like the really FULL look so I pinned each felt triangle close together to fit as many on as I could.

Then I just worked my way around the wreath in sections till it was all full!

Love it!

So you're going to want to make sure to do the underneath and top...

...and the inside of the circle...

...and both out-sides to make sure you see felt no matter what angle you're looking at it from.

Whaddya think?! Festive? Easy enough?! And felt is super cheap so this is an in-expensive wreath to make-my fav!

Did you see this little guy popping out in the first picture?! I have a couple of these critters around the house and I'll show you the quick and easy tutorial for them tomorrow!

Thanks for dropping by today, I'm so glad you're here! Hope all your Halloween plans are falling into place...I'm about halfway through an interesting costume choice for my indecisive little girl-ha ha! See ya tomorrow!

Linking up to these great parties as well as:
The DIY Show Off


cnelson said...

This is sooooo FABULOUS! LOVE it! That is A LOT of circles!! I know all about those fun interesting costumes for indecisive little girls...do you remember Alena's ballerina-kitty-princess costume?

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

The cuteness of that is to much! ;) Great idea. Love it.

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

OH MY GOODNESS I LOVE this so so so much! What a great look! I am in love! Shoot I want to make this right now, but I would be too sad to take it down next week.... maybe I shall make a fall version? Ohhh I just love it!

Jessica :) said...

So cute! Love love love the look. I could totally see myself having one for every season ....... if it weren't for those circles! How long did it take you to cut all those out? It's sure pretty though. :)

Lorilee said...

Love the wreath! I especiallyn like the way you have it with the windowpane and other silhouettes!

redfly said...

Beautiful. Love the fullness of it. Great idea with the pins.


LrSchwtz said...

This turned out great! I love the spiderwebs on the window! I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at www.laughloveandcraft.com. I'm your newest follower.

Sally said...

I LOVE this! It turned out great! I found your blog from the organize & decorate everything blog party. I'm your newest follower. I'd love you to stop by my new blog Love Of Homes & follow along too!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Pounds4Pennies said...

Very cute. I was wondering how to get that ruffled look. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! Now if i just had someone to cut all those circles for me! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Amy said...

Wow! Fabulous! I want to do one like this in Christmas colors! Meanwhile, I agree with Michelle, I need someone to cut out the circles for me. :) Would you share this at my party?


Alisa and Sky said...

LOVE this wreath!!! I want to make one!! Probably won't have the time right now...maybe next year???

Laurel said...

I love the wreath and the contrast of the black and orange. It is amazing all the things you can do with a little felt.

Sommer said...

My goodness I'm so in love with this wreath! I seriously think I'll go get some materials today and make a brown and orange one for TG! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I'm looking for guest posters with tutorials for the upcoming holidays if you are interested please contact me! I would love to show this off. I would be delighted to have you stop by and link this up to my VIP party this weekend! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/10/vip-party-34.html Have a safe and happy halloween!

Ty and Whitty said...

I love it thank you so much for the tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing and for linking up to last weeks show and share. We hope to see you and your newest project on Wednesday.

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