The following post is from Janel of Life with Lucie and Ella.:
Earlier this week, Myra shared 9 DIY Valentine’s Day wreaths. Today I’ve got one more for you to add to your list!
Since the “Valentine’s Day” season is so short, I don’t want to spend a lot of money for decor that won’t be displayed for very long. Homemade decor can be very cost effective — especially if you use supplies that you already have on hand.
As I got to thinking about what I had on hand, I realized that I really should try to make a dent in the box of felt in my craft closet. (Yes, I really do have a BOX of felt. What can I say? Felt is a little addicting!) I also had some really cool wire that I used to create napkin rings in the fall.
Inspired by the rolled paper flower arrangement I created at Christmastime, I decided to make a heart-shaped wreath with some DIY felt flowers. Felt is actually much easier to use to make rolled flowers – the rolling goes much faster. Of course, you will want a good pair of scissors to make the cutting quick and easy.
How to Make a Rolled Felt Flower Wreath:
- circle template (I used a large can)
- heavy-duty craft wire (I used Panacea Naturally Wired Wire)
- wire cutters
- hot glue gun & gluesticks
Trace your circle template onto the felt and cut out the circles. Starting at the outside edge of the felt circle, cut a spiral. You can cut a curvy spiral if you wish, but I chose a straight spiral for this project.
Take the outside point of the spiral and roll it toward the center while lining up the bottom edges of the flower.
Apply hot glue to the bottom of the flower and press the center of the spiral over the hot glue to hold the flower together. Repeat until you have enough flowers for your wreath.
Use the wire cutter to cut a long length of wire for your wreath form. (Mine was about 45 inches long.) Form into a heart shape and twist the ends of the wire together at the top of the heart. Leave a hole in the twisted portion to use as a hanger for the wreath.
Draw a line of hot glue onto a small portion of the wire and press a flower down onto it firmly. Repeat all along the wire wreath frame. Be sure not to glue on top of the hole in the wire that you will use to hang the wreath.
Remove any lint or little strings of hot glue. Hang and enjoy your wreath!
- Braided Vine Napkin Rings — Set a pretty table for your Valentine’s Day dinner! These napkin rings are a great way to use any leftover Naturally Wired Wire you might have. You could also use rolled felt flowers in place of the satin flowers.
- Felt Cup Identifiers – Dress up your glassware for Valentine’s Day by making some special cup identifiers with any excess felt you have.
- Mantel Words – Make some custom words to use alongside your wreath!
How do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?
|Janel is a stay-at-home mom of two and law school wife. Raised in a budget-conscious and do-it-yourself minded family, she loves seeing something in a store or magazine and making her own version at home for less money. Janel blogs about motherhood, crafts and recipes at Life with Lucie and Ella.|