Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Winter Wreath

I started my wreath at the Girls Night Out Christmas Craft Night and then finally finished it on Tuesday.

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The finishing touches were all the flowers, and I love what they added to the wreath. It’s just a basic dollar tree wreath form, wrapped in burlap strips, and then burlap bunched, folded and glued all over it.

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The flowers are made from red and cream felt and light muslin. For the felt flowers I used two techniques. On the starburst styles flowers, I followed the steps Sheri shared, only I used a much shorter piece of felt and longer slices. For the loop flowers I cut a strip of felt twice the width I wanted the loops to be, then glued it in half horizontally, only putting hot glue along the edge. Then I did the same thing as for the starburst style flowers. The muslin flowers were just short strips run through the ruffler and then glued down in a single layer to a circle of felt. And I think buttons always add the perfect finishing touch.

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The wreath is more of a winter wreath than Christmas, and I like that I can leave it up through Valentines Day. I have a few felt snowflakes to add in after Christmas, and I’m sure I’ll find some loving touches for February. And the Christmas touch doesn’t seem to be lacking considering the rest of my front porch looks very Christmassy. This is what it looked like last year:

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It’s the exact same this year, just with a different wreath. It was raining this evening so I didn’t really feel like getting a new picture for you.

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And just one more look at the flowers. They make me smile every time I walk in my house.

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