I'm super excited about this post because I am in love with the outcome. I have been seeing a lot of wreaths on blogs that I follow in addition to Pinterest. Here are a few I stumbled across when I searched for "fall yarn wreath" images.
I've had the wreath project in the back of my mind as one of those things to do...eventually. Well, when I was doing a quick walk-through at Goodwill a few days ago I came across this wreath for $2.99 and it got me going.
To cover the wreath I wanted yarn with some texture instead of using the real thin yarn. I headed to Joann's and WOW do they have an extensive supply of yarn. After walking up and down the aisles (I think there were 2 and a half aisles of yarn on both sides) I decided on this one. I purchased 2 bundles, but only ended up needing one. I returned the unused one, and with a 40% off coupon, the yarn was $4.00.
I left the plastic covering on the wreath because it made it easier to wrap. I would wrap a bit, then scoot the yarn together, wrap a bit, and scoot...until it was completely covered.
So onto the craftier part of this project, the felt flowers. I did not take pictures along the way as a tutorial. I will say that I started with the tracers below. I ended up cutting 6 of each pattern to make the petals. Then, using embroidery thread, I stitched the bottom of each petal in an "up, down, up down" manner until I had done that to the 6 pieces. Next, I pulled on the string to gather the petals and tied a knot. After that I moved the petals around, got them where I wanted them, and glued them onto the wreath.
But here's the deal, after a while I quit using the tracers and just free-handed some on a whim. I created flowers as I went and here is the final outcome.