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I’m no Martha. Stewart, that is. So when I decided to host a small craft party, I kind of got a little nervous. The idea was similar to a cookie exchange. You bring a craft, enough for the number of people there, and teach us how to make it, and we all leave with each of the crafts! So much fun! I made a wreath I found on Pinterest [surprise, surprise – where do crafts come from, anyway?] Really, any craft I’ll even attempt will be one I found on pinterest. It’s the nature of the beast I suppose. Anyway, it’s super cheap, can be altered for any size, and can be done in front of a good movie – a must for any craft of mine. Here is the original link!
3-10 sheets of felt – it depends how many flowers you want to make, and what size you want to make them!
hemp twine – I added this because I had it, but it’s not necessary
wreath // $2.50 from target in the $1 section
felt // $0.20 per sheet at Michaels
Use something circular to make a pattern. I used a sugar jar top. The suggestion was to use a CD, but I wanted something smaller since my wreath is smaller than one you’d hang on your front door. I fit 6 circles on my felt sheet and I drew them with a sharpie. Cut out the circles.
Next, I cut a spiral shape into the circle. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but I tried not to make it TOO jagged. When I got to the end, I cut off the little circle shape when it was about the size of a nickel. I then started to roll from the outside. Felt sticks to itself pretty well, so I didn’t find the need to secure it with glue until the end.
I then use the extra nickel sized circle to secure the felt flower on it’s backside. And… TA DAAAA! A cute little felt flower you can use to decorate your wreath. Just a note, depending on how tightly you roll your flower, you can get different sizes of flowers – you may notice a small difference in the sizes on my wreath.