Tuesday, December 14, 2010
felt holiday wreaths
The kids and I made these super easy holiday wreaths last week. The colorful one hangs on our door and the classy white one we gave to my mom who is a classy dame. We bought a 12" wire wreaths from Micheal's like this one, and tied on 1" x 7" strips of felt to it. The kids loved making these and a homemade decoration made me feel less Grinch-like about the holiday. I'm sure I've seen designs like these out there, but this one is mine.
With the white felt wreath we used pinking shears at the end of the felt strips and I thought it added a nice touch. We used lots of felt leftover from when I used to make felt pillows, you can order felt like this by the yard at Central Shippee. The only skill needed to make these wreaths is cutting and tying, I love that there's no glue involved. The little balls were also from Micheal's, they have wires attached to them and we just twisted on after all the felt was tied.
Here's our assembly line in action with Girl Thing cutting the strips to length with the aid of a pencil as a ruler and Boy Thing tying them on. On the right is a view of the backside of the wreath. We plumped them at the end and brought all the felt ends to the front of the wreath and trimmed some of the longer pieces.
During my layover in Munich I saw this shop that sold nothing but felt in every weight and color. They made felt look elegant and fun. I love working with felt and would surely be beating a path to their door if I lived nearby.