With Thanksgiving just around the corner (eek, next Thursday?!), it’s time to put your Christmas music on hold and get to work on some decorations for THIS holiday. My house is currently barren of any decorations, so as I was hunting around the internet for some fun crafts, I decided that I needed something easy and quick to spice things up in a hurry.
Luckily, my good friend Ashley found this idea from craftingmom.com that’s both beautiful and fast. We both tried it, and now I am passing it onto you lovely ladies!
What You Need:
Wreath (crafting stores have premade ones, or you can make your own)
Felt sheets (depending on how many flowers you want, you’ll need 4-6 sheets, any colors)
What You Do:
Step 1: Cut spirals out of the felt. You can use the pattern from their website, or you can just cut out a circle and then make your own spiral. They don’t have to be perfect at all, but do make sure you make a little rounded section in the middle. (Tip: you want to make the spiral strip kindof fat. If you make skinny strips, the roses turn out kind funky.) If you want multi-color roses, attatch a second color onto the second half of the spiral.
Step 2: Now, starting at the end, roll up the spiral. You can adjust the height as you roll to give the rose shape. Once you’re done rolling, leave out the rounded section and cover the rest of the bottom of the rose in hot glue. Press the rounded bottom into the glue, and you’re done!
Make as many roses as you like.
Step 3: Next, glue the roses onto the wreath. You can put them all together, or space them out. I chose to clump them together on the bottom right side.
Step 4: Take your berry branches and rip them apart so you can weave them into the brances of the wreath. Again, you can spread them out across the whole of the wreath, or place them near the roses. My berries were a little finicky, so I ended up glueing some of them down when they tried to fall out. You can also stick in some leaves if you feel so inclined.
All in all, this maybe took me an hour, tops. I also did it while watching really bad movies on Netflix, so that may have slowed me down as well.