Last week, the cooler weather got me thinking (and pinning) about fall. I even mentioned the fall wreath I started working on. When I was strolling the aisles of JoAnn's looking for the necessities (foam wreath form, the perfect fall colored felt, and push-pins), I had no idea I would be slaving away at 11 p.m. on a Sunday to get the darn thing finished. Alas, it is finally completed and so. worth. it. I'd do it again! Not in the near future, but again someday. This is how I spent my evenings for the last week.
Then cutting...and folding...and pinning.
And yes, those are my kitchen shears. My crafting scissors weren't sharp enough to cut the felt and I'm a cheapskate and didn't want to invest in high dollar shears just yet. And here's the reward for all of my hard work:
When I first started searching for wreath ideas, I had no idea what I was looking for. This is my first wreath...eva! I just knew felt was a popular and easy method. So when I found this tutorial over at Design*Sponge, I jumped right in. While the project was not hard per se, it sure was tedious and time consuming (a lot like my subway art). But in the end, I'm so stinkin' happy with the way it turned out! A couple of tips:
1. The tutorial suggested 2 1/2 yards of fabric, so that's how much I got. Unfortunately, my fabric was "double wide" (not sure that's the right wording, but it was folded over so 1 yard actually equals 2 yards), so I've got a bundle of golden yellow felt leftover if anyone is interested! Ha!
2. You'll need a LOT of pins...I would buy at least 300 so you don't have to go out and buy more mid-project (don't you just hate that?!).
3. The tutorial also said they used a pencil to trace the lines. My pencil didn't work on the felt, but I used a pen and it worked just fine!
I used 2 yards of burlap for a table runner and had a few scraps leftover. I took one strip and used that for the bow. I thought it was another great way to add texture and more of a rustic feel to my wreath! One more picture with the whole door:
I hope everyone is enjoying some cooler weather and a pumpkin spice latte...or two! Happy Fall y'all!!
I'll be linking up to these lovely ladies:
At the Picket Fence
The DIY Showoff
Thrifty Decor Chick
The Shabby Nest
Shabby Creek Cottage
Just a Girl
Home Stories A to Z
Tatertots and Jello