crazy wreath lady

ruffly felt wreath

I think that’s what I’m going to aim to be, this year.

This is wreath numero dos and we’re not even through the first week of fall. I used the tutorial found here. I used her tips and the circles were way quick to cut. They were 3-3.5″ in diameter and my wreath form is 10″, so I used about a hundred. I KNOW it sounds like a pain, but I think I spent an hour, hour and a half TOPS on the entire thing. Plus, I bought the foam wreath form at the Dollar Tree and the felt was from a remnants bin at Jo-Ann. SO, the total cost was maybe $3.50 or so. It’s so ruffly and pretty. I adore it and want to make a million more.

wreathy details

ohh, wreath bokeh. love&love.

Are there any wreath tutorials you think I should try next? Link a girl up!

lace + rosette wreath

lace and rosette wreath

It’s fall! Of course it’s in the 80s with a “feels like” at 90, but I DREAMED of cool, crisp air. It was a really nice dream and I’m just going to try my best to be patient for the cold fronts. I’m ready to roast some pumpkins for bread, bust out the tried & true chili and soup recipes, and find a nice sweater for my walks to pick Nate up at school. SO ready!

Anyway, I think wreaths are pretty awesome year-around, but I like them even more during fall & winter. To ring in the new season, I whipped this little wreath up, yesterday. I was originally going to make a pretty rosie wreath, via the tutorial on The Pretty Poppy. It’s insanely cute, no?! I really wanted to add those darn doilies, though, so I stuck with a small group of rosettes. I added the doilies opposite them on the wreath and really liked the symmetry it created.

You can’t really tell from the photo above, but the [foam] wreath is wrapped in yarn. That was probably the most time consuming part of this project. I suspect it took about a straight hour. I need to find a new method of wrapping. After I glued on the rosettes and doilies, I wrapped the empty spots in some lace hem tape I had. It was in a little baggies of vintage craft goods I found at a thrift store. I think it adds some nice dimension to it!