After a week of fussing with this,
I am finally finished with my fall inspired felt wreath.
To make this project, I used
- One foam ring
- Assorted felt in my favorite fall colors
- Assorted wool roving
- One skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn
- Acorn caps
- Needle felted bird
- Embroidery floss
- E6000 glue (to adhere acorn caps to needled felted beads only)
My husband asked if the white foam ring was a toilet seat.
After I painstakingly wrapped the Wool-Ease yarn around the ring,
He still claimed he hadn’t the faintest idea what I was going to do with it…
Good thing his opinion doesn’t count when it comes to my crafting projects.
These felt oak leaves were what slowed me down.
I’d originally thought five leaves would be sufficient.
But the wreath looked a little naked.
So I ended up making ten of these guys.
As I said last time,
If there are going to be oak leaves,
Then there must be acorns.
My littler boy brings me acorn caps.
He hunts for them on the way home from the bus stop each afternoon.
I wait for him on the front porch.
Makes me smile to watch him running home with cupped hands full of treasures for me.
When it comes to any kind of textile,
I use glue only as a last resort.
Here, I used straight pins to attach both leaves and acorns to the wreath ring.
The E6000 glue was used only to stick acorn caps to wool beads.
The finishing touch to the wreath was my needle felted Little Brown Bird.
Super happy with this wreath.
He’s going on display just as soon as I retire the creepy crawly decorations after Halloween.
Speaking of which,
I’ve hosting a Halloween Crafting Party next week,
So it’s back to the scary stuff…