iLovetoCreate Felt Wreath

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by iLovetoCreate Design Team

iLovetoCreate Felt Wreath

This iLovetoCreate Felt Wreath can hang in your house year round! Or, use the instructions and supplies we provided as a guide, and change this up to match colors for the season, such as Orange and Yellow for autumn, Red and Green for Christmas and so on!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the time it will take to wash the felt nor for the felt to dry.
  • 2
    Wet felt with water and spin on gentle in the washer to remove excess water. Trim the first piece of felt so it is 3/4 of a yard by 12 inch wide. Trim the second piece of felt so it is 3/4 of a yard by 6 inch wide.
  • 3
    Cover work surface with plastic.
  • 4
    Wearing rubber gloves, add water to the top of the Red and Fuschia dye bottles. Replace cap tightly. Shake until dye is dissolved.
  • 5
    Place damp felt on plastic. Squeeze the Red dye onto about half of the felt.
  • 6
    Starting on the edge of the Red and overlapping an inch or so, squeeze the Fuchsia dye onto half of the remaining area of the felt but saving about 1 inch of dye in the bottle. Add water to the dye in the bottle to make a Light Pink and squeeze onto the remaining felt. The felt should be saturated in dye. Wearing gloves, press down with fingertips to push the dye into areas that are lighter.
  • 7
    Cover felt with plastic. Let sit 4-6 hours. Wash in a large load of water with a small amount of laundry soap on a gentle cycle. Line dry.
  • 8
    Using a cutting mat and rotary cutter, cut 1/2 inch strips from every section of color. Where the dye over lapped it will be a little different color and this is desirable so cut those areas also.
  • 9
    Make a snip in the end of the cotton coordinating fabric and tear 2 inch strips. Glue the end of a strip to the craft ring with glue and start wrapping around the ring. Proceed by adding another strip, gluing as needed while wrapping to keep in place until it is completely covered.
  • 10
    Feeling through the fabric, find one of the small holes and push a pencil or sharp object through to the back. Run the small piece of Hot Pink ribbon through and tie in a knot to use as a hanger.
  • 11
    Starting with the lightest color of felt, add a small amount of glue and roll into a pinwheel continuing by adding another color with glue ending with the Red felt. Change the order of color to make all of the pinwheels unique and ranging in size from 3 inch to 2-1/4 inch. Refer to photo.
  • 12
    Arrange the pinwheels on the ring until they fit all the way around while touching each other. Squeeze out glue onto the ring under the area where each pinwheel will sit pressing pinwheel into the glue.
  • 13
    Cut 1/4 inch strips of the Red felt and roll into small 1 inch pinwheels and glue on top of each intersection where the large pinwheels meet. Glue in place and press down with fingertips. Let dry flat.
  • 14
    Attach the Red and Pink crystals with the heat tool. Scatter them over the large and small pinwheels. Pressure is not needed when attaching the crystals as long as the tip of the tool is touching the crystal.
  • 15
    Tie the 2 inch Cerise ribbon into a bow and glue the backside of the loops at the top, onto the pinwheels.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Aleene's Fabric Fusion Permanent Fabric Adhesive 4 oz. 104148214
  • Tulip One-Step Dye Red 100386388
  • Tulip One-Step Dye Fuschia 100386389
  • Tulip Cordless Crystal and Stud Heat-Setting Tool 104529082
  • Tulip Glam-It-Up! 300 pc. Iron-On Crystals 104435837
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Extruded Wreath or Other Craft Ring that is at least 12 inch)
  • Fabric Editions 2 Yard Fabric 100 Percent Cotton Bright Pink 104549173
  • Flatworks Flat Felt Rolls 12 inch x 12 inch White 104206045 (2)
  • Morex Organdy Ribbon 1-1/2 inch x 10 yard Cerise 104192166
  • Offray Spool O' Ribbon Hot Pink 104430746
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cutting Mat and Knife Set 104064892
  • Olfa Rotary Cutter 45 mm 104239751
  • Disposable Plastic Tablecloth or Large Plastic Garbage Bag
  • Ruler