The Man and I have never had a Christmas wreath and I was determined not to go a third year without one on the door. As it turns out we still won’t have one as the shops were all out of the large styrofoam rings that I intended to use for this project, so the mini wreath I ended up with would look ridiculously small on a door. Nevertheless, I am pleased with how this cute little guy turned out and think he looks great on the wall just inside the front door.
You will need:
- styrofoam ring
- PVA glue
1. Apply a line of glue on the back of the foam ring.
2. Lay one end of the wool on top of the glue and press down. Allow to dry.
3. While that’s drying, draw circles in various sizes onto the felt. Cut out.
4. Layer circles in decreasing size.
5. Place a button on top of the stack of felt circles. Sew on button.
6. Once button is securely sewn, tie off thread on the bottom of the stack and trim excess. Make as many felt stacks as desired.
7. Carefully wrap the wool around the foam ring, ensuring that the spacing is tight and the direction of the wool is consistently at right angles to the edge of the foam.
8. Once ring is completely covered, trim the end of the wool.
9. Apply a line of glue and lay down the end of the wool.
10. Smooth down glue to ensure a neat finish.
11. Apply a dollop of glue to the back of the largest felt stack.
12. Press felt stack onto the front of the wreath. Working down in size, continue to glue the remaining stacks onto the wreath.
It’s really light so I just used fishing line and a removable adhesive hook to attach it to the wall. If you’re planning to do a full size wreath the same method applies but you’ll need larger felt ‘flowers’ and more of them.