I know a lot of you are fans of my Crocheted Fall Wreath, but something about it was rubbing me the wrong way. I think it was the turquoise yarn. I was trying to convince myself that I liked it, but it just didn't mesh well. So I have been thinking about making a new wreath and became inspired by my Yarn Wrapped Letters for Fall. I decided to make a coordinating piece for the front door!
This was actually pretty easy to put together. Here are the materials:
-16" Styrofoam wreath
- Roll of Burlap Banner (purchased at Michaels)
- Hemp Twine
- Berry Garland (also purchased at Michaels)
- Felt in fall colors
First I wrapped the styrofoam wreath with the roll of burlap. I added a dab of hot glue to seal down the first piece and then was able to tightly wrap the burlap around the rest of the wreath with very little glue.
Then I started on the rosettes and leaves. I provide a tutorial for both of those over at my post for my Yarn Wrapped Letters for Fall.
When I had everything laid out and positioned the way I liked it, I started to hot glue the pieces onto the wreath. The berry garland was made up of bendable wire which made it easy to just poke right through the burlap and styrofoam.
Next I made the pennant banner. An easy way to make nice pennant triangles from felt is to just cut a straight line down the corner of the felt sheet, then cut the top at a slight angle.
I hot glued the the hemp twine in the shape of "fall" letters and then glued each felt pennant onto a piece of burlap. Then glued it to a long strand of twine.
Now it was ready to hang!