Today Thomas and I have done LOTS of crafts and completed what we feel like are some of our most successful DIY projects yet. Before I start, I have to tell you that I didn't come up with this craft on my own. I saw a tutorial for the wreath on Pinterest, and read more about it on the blog Little Things Bring Smiles. Katie did an excellent tutorial on making felt flowers, which can be found here. Now, lets begin.
Here's what you'll need for the wreath: (Note: If you decide to trace circles for your flowers, use a lighter colored pen. Otherwise you'll end up with dirty looking roses).
And here is how you actually make the flowers/wreath:
Here's what Charlotte did the whole time we worked. Wrestled Thomas' shoes.
Lets just say that this whole process was pretty messy. It's really, really important that you put a trash bag under your wreath while you glue the flowers on--otherwise, glue will probably get everywhere. Regardless of any precautionary steps you take, felt will definitely get everywhere:]
After you finish, walk around with your wreath looking for the perfect hanging spot.
Even though the wreath looked unbelievably cute on our pets, we decided to hang ours on the front door, which is protected by storm glass. The felt can't get wet so be sure to bring yours in if it gets rainy.
I'm SUPER happy with the contrast between the orange roses and the dark blue of our door. It's one of my favorite color combinations!
We also got some real flower pots, so our Fall porch is now finished!
We love how everything turned out, especially given that we got all the felt and the wreath itself for less than $10! Tomorrow I'll be posting about a couple of other felt-rose crafts that are in the works, so I hope you'll be back then:]