modern felt wreath {a tutorial}

felt wreath 1

I should just have a separate blog dedicated to wreaths…I make them All. The. Time. For instance, here’s another felt wreath from last year, turquoise felt and glitter wreath, and, since Fall’s right around the corner, a roundup of favorite Fall wreaths. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Though, in my defense, I haven’t created a wreath quite like this before. I love the blocks of color and it’s so, so simple!

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Various Colors of Felt
Wreath Form
Embellishments (I used paper butterflies)
Hot Glue
Ribbon or Fabric for Hanging

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Step 1: Take your felt, and cut lengths that are approximately 6″ long x 2″ wide. I used 26 for my 12″ wreath form, but you’ll use more or less depending on how far apart you space them. I stuck with a blue, green and gray color palette, but wouldn’t this wreath look great in oranges, yellows, and reds for Fall? Or maybe lots of bright colors for a birthday? The color combinations are endless!

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Step 2: Wrap a length of felt around your form, and hot glue it closed on the back of your form. Unlike other felt wreaths I’ve created, this one is really quick to make! It took about 15 minutes to glue all the felt to the wreath.

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Step 3: When you’re done, you’ll have this.

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Step 4: Add some embellishments (or keep plain for a simpler, more modern look), hang, and admire!

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Need more wreath inspiration? Click here for my wreath archives!

felt bow garland {a tutorial}

felt bow garland by burlap+blue

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Sharing a repost from (hard to believe) THREE years ago. Where does the time go? Enjoy!

First, gather your felt, scissors, hot glue, embroidery floss and some cardstock to create your template. I made my template business card size (maybe a tad longer), but create yours however you like.

(See the magazine peeking out in the corner of the photo? It’s the new BHG, which is where I totally stole the color palette inspiration, btw)

So, first things first. Using your template, cut a rectangle from each piece of felt, as well as a skinny piece to wrap around the middle of each bow.

Fold each rectangle, accordian style, and pinch it in the middle. Tie each with a length of embroidery floss down the middle. I tried both hot glue and my sewing machine to hold these together, the floss was quickest and easiest for me.

After each bow is tied (or glued or stitched), hot glue your skinny piece around the middle of each bow, hiding the ends in the back.

After you’re done, you’ll have a group of these pretties….

Next up-you’ll need to connect the bows together. My original thought was to use embroidery thread to stitch them together. I knew, though, that I did not want the thread to show, and, because each bow is a different color, that would be difficult with embroidery thread. So, my solution was this…

Using a small piece of felt and hot glue, I had a simple and invisible solution. Lastly, take two skinny pieces of felt to create loops for hanging. Attach to each end of your garland.

And you’re done!

So tell me, what color combinations would you create this in? Personally, I’d love to see all white, or maybe one with shades of gray and white!

linking to:

tatertots and jello

felt ball ponytail holders {a tutorial}

felt ball ponytail holders
Happy Monday! I have the sweetest tutorial for you all today; these felt ball ponytail holders are simple and so, so adorable (as is my little model, obviously). I created them with three different felt balls, but you could easily do this with single balls for something a bit simpler and easier.

felt balls (you can find them here)
ponytail holders
hot glue

Step 1: Take your felt balls, choose your colors, and hot glue them together. Let cool.

felt hair bows

Step 2: Take your trio of felt balls, and hot glue to a ponytail holder. Glue liberally so that they won’t come apart when you’re putting them in your little one’s hair.

felt ball tutorial

This is so simple, it’s barely worthy of the word “tutorial”, but they turned out so cute, I just had to share!

felt ball hair clips

Thanks for reading!