As soon as my friend Stephanie taught me how to make these pretty little felt roses, I knew I would soon use them in a crafting project. So darling, and so simple to make! I soon realized that a wreath covered in these would be a beautiful and fun project. I made the wreath pictured above this afternoon and I am so happy with the result. I couldn't resist sharing!
18 inch wreath -- $2.39 on sale
1 yard of felt -- $4.99
an old c.d.
The whole project cost less than $8.00! Yeah!
To make the pretty little roses, begin by cutting out a whole bunch of circles from the felt, using the c.d. as a pattern. To speed up the process, I cut long strips of felt the width of the c.d., then folded it up accordion style so that I could cut out about 7 or 8 circles at a time.
Next, spiral cut each circle. I layered my circles three at a time when I did this. Start from the edge and spiral cut all the way around until you get to the middle. Then, take a spiral and roll it up. Starting with the middle, roll it so that the edge you cut is all lined up and even. Thus, the bottom will be flat and the top of your rose will have dimension.
Start out by making a bunch of roses. I made a smaller size as well by cutting the spiral of felt in half before rolling. I liked the added interest that two sizes of roses created.
When you are ready, heat up your glue gun and start attaching the flowers to your wreath. Before placing each rose on the wreath, be sure to put a dot of glue on the outer flap to hold it in place. Then, cover the bottom of the flower with glue and stick it on your wreath.
Keep it up, and soon your wreath will start looking like this:
I found it was easiest if I positioned three or four roses on the wreath first before gluing them. That way I was able to make sure everything fit the way I wanted it to. I also periodically held the wreath up and looked to make sure the roses were evenly circling the edges of the wreath.
Because I live in Arizona and the sun would melt all my hot glue in about two seconds if I hung this on my front door, I opted to make this an indoor wreath and hang it over my bathroom door. I used an over the door wreath hanger, (as pictured in the first photo).
Happy crafting everyone! Hope you enjoy this pretty and simple project.