Monday, January 18, 2010

Weekend Projects #1: Felt Heart Wreath from The Idea Room

Last week, Amy from The Idea Room posted her take on a felt wreath, the heart felt wreath(link).  Immediately, I knew I had to replicate it.  I'm not a big Valentine's Day decorator, but when I saw this wreath it gave me such a warm and cozy feeling.  It resembles smooshed rose petals, which is just perfect for the upcoming romantic holiday.  The wreath itself was very easy to make--1 heart styrofoam wreath, 3" circle pattern, about 1 yd red felt, and a bunch of flat-head pins.  I didn't count the number of circles that I cut out, but I can say that I used approximately 1 yd of felt.

Instructions: Fold the felt circle in half, then in half again; the circle will form a wedge.  Place a pin through the point in the wedge; then, place the pin in the Styrofoam heart.  Continue to place the folded circles on the heart close together, leaving no visible Styrofoam.

The best part about this project is that I was able to do this project with the kiddo.  I cut out circles and he placed them around the house--even inside his Mr. Potato Head.  I'm planning to make two more wreaths for gifts...I think I will soon tire of felt circles.

But first, I've moved on to making some white felt balls in the same manner to use as winter decorative bowl fillers.

Thanks, Amy for sharing your great idea! Also, another tutorial for felt wreaths can be found here on design*sponge.

Edited January 31 

I wanted to post some pictures of my felt balls and even a felt pin I made from felt circles.  I've had too much fun with felt lately!




**Amy** said...

Thanks for your kind email! Yours turned out so cute! Love it!

Emily said...

Very cute!

Three Against One said...

Saw you on Great Day St. Louis talking about them. I just might have to make one for myself, very cute!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

What a great idea - I'll have to remember it for Valentine's day (which also happens to be our wedding anniversary so we celebrate it). I agree that it looks like rose petals.

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