I am so excited to share a fabulous guest post with you all today from Lindsay with Southern Lovely. Her blog is outstanding and she also hosts an amazing Show & Share link party each Wednesday, so be sure to stop by to check out all of her projects and others her readers have shared. Okay, I'm going to stop talking now and get you onto the good stuff! Here's Lindsay to take it away with a fabulous fall wreath tutorial!
Hey there, I am super excited to be here today as a guest post on Mary's fabulous blog.
My name is Lindsay, and I blog over at Southern Lovely. Over there you will see sewing projects, painting projects, crafting of all kinds & lots of DIY's. Today I am going to show you my first fall creation this year--a new wreath for my front door.
I started with an idea that DID NOT turn out, so I had to come up with something different. And not that I came up with this on my own, since I have seen several different wreaths similar to this--which I adore! So I went with it--and I am really pleased with how it turned out.
I first cut wide strips of burlap, then wrapped & hot glued them around the wreath form. It doesn't really matter the size, the bigger it is, the less amount of strips you have to cut, since you just need to cover the entire form.
Next I made the felt flowers. I've had lots of practice with them, since I made about a million back in December for my little girls, tutorial is found here.
Start by cutting circles out of your felt. I did some large & some smaller.
Then, take your scissors & cut into the circle, going around in a spiral pattern. At the end where you first cut into, start rolling until you reach the other end. Use lots of hot glue as you are rolling, and then when you reach the end, glue the entire rosette together.
I then glued the little rosettes to my wreath. And to make it even more fall-ish, I added on a few wheat straws.
So what do you think?? Does this look festive enough for the season?? Thank you for having me! If you want to stop by & say hi, I'd love to have you! Happy Fall yawl!
Thanks, Lindsay, for sharing that great tutorial! I can't wait to make some of those felt flowers for The Babe. I hope you all enjoyed her post, too, and be sure to head on over to her blog to check out more of her fabulous projects!