By Rachel Smith, Penelope & Pip
I often find as January rolls to an end that I miss the beautiful floral wreaths adorning the doors all over my neighborhood during the festive season.
I thought it would be fun to make a wreath I could hang all year through so that visitors to our house are greeted with something bright and cheerful no matter what season it is.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, you could even add some pretty felt hearts too.
- Embroidery hoop
- Embroidery thread
- Felt scraps in assorted colours
- Pom pom maker
- Material scraps long enough to wind around your hoop
- Neon cord for hanging
I used a metal hoop as it was a little thinner than the regular wooden hoops which mean it was easy to wrap and sew with.
Step 1: Cut your flowers and leaves from the felt scraps. I layered my flowers with different coloured petals so keep that in mind when cutting your flowers if you’d like the same look as you’ll need some smaller flower petals too (if you have a Cricut or similiar template cutter, you’ll be able to whip up your flowers in no time!).
Step 2: Rip your material into strips and then wrap the material around the hoop. You can knot the end and tuck it under neatly and hide this tuck with a flower.
Step 3: Using your thread, sew your petals on to your hoop. Scatter them around the hoop at equal distances for a lovely symmetrical look.
Step 4: For some of your flowers, you might like to leave the threads hanging from the middle to create that shabby chic effect.
Step 5: At the bottom of your hoop thread some leaves and flowers onto a long piece of thread and then tie under the bottom flower. I did two strands at different lengths.
Step 6: Using your pom pom maker, make a multicoloured pom pom and tie to the top of your hoop. Thread your neon cord on to the same place so your wreath is ready to hang. You could add sequins thread, more neon cord or pretty ribbon too.
Hang your wreath on the front door or with some washi tape on a bedroom wall to brighten up a room and enjoy your beautiful creation all year through.
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