November 17

Felt = Wreath

Posted by lori . 13 Comments



Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication (Holiday Crafts 2011) – Pg 87 (Door Prize)




 Felt (I used fuchsia, lime green, turquoise, royal blue and white)

12-inch-diameter beveled styrofoam wreath

Pinking shears


Straight pins


Light cardboard for poinsettia leave pattern (not shown)

Pen (not shown)


1.  Using the pinking shears, cut eleven 1″ x 7″ strips from each of the four felt colors.


2.  Wrap the strips around the styrofoam wreath with each strip slightly overlapping the previous strip.  Pin strips to the back of the wreath.


3.  Cut a large and a small poinsettia leave pattern from the light cardboard.  Trace the pattern on the felt.  Cut out the leaves (I cut out five large and five small).  Cut out a circle base to glue the poinsettia leaves on.

4.  Dab fabric glue on the base of each poinsettia leave and pinch it together.  Let the glue dry.


5.  Glue the poinsettia leaves on the felt base.  Cut out four small circles in a contrasting color for the center of the poinsettia.  Glue the circles in the center of the flower.

7.  Pin the flower on the wreath.  It’s retro, it’s in the colors you choose and it’s lightweight and easy to store.

Art Every Day Month – Day 17


 Ivory on Ivory Canvas


Last week, we participated in Mayzie’s Rescue Me Week challenge, and we won!  Thanks to Mayzie and her mom’s desire to honor Grampa J, who loved and cared for animals his whole life, 233 animals who are looking for their forever homes, were featured on different blogs.  A random drawing was held, and five posts won $100 for the rescue group of their choice.  You can read about the drawing on Mayzie’s blog, Rescue Me Week – Grand Finale!  My post, featuring Vandyke, was selected.  I was playing for Freedom, Casper and Nikki’s rescue group, Allies for Greyhounds of West Michigan.

It was a lot of fun to participate in the challenge and awesome to win, but it was also a reminder of the beautiful nature and generosity of a life of kindness and compassion.  Grampa J passed away this year, but his legacy lives on and continues to touch and help animals who want nothing more than a place called “home.”

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13 Responses to " Felt = Wreath"

  • Declan says:

    Hey great! All animal charities deserve support, but I’m kind of glad a Greyhound one is going to get some money! Deccy x

  • Kat says:

    😀 I was super excited when I took a break at work, checked email, and got Mayzie’s email saying we’d won! Then was tickled to see you’d won too. So, another greyhound group getting moneys Deccy! You’ve expressed your sentiments about the whole thing way more eloquently than I can…am tempted to cut & paste to put on my blog…but I’ll try to paraphrase instead 😀

    Why, why, why are you tempting me to making a Michael’s run today to buy felt, etc???

  • oh lord, is it christmas already? where has the year gone?

  • houndstooth says:

    I love that wreath, and it’s something I really want to try! I can picture the color scheme already!

    Another canvas that I love! Are you selling those on Etsy yet?

    • lori says:

      The wreath was really easy and fun to make. I’m thinking of doing a larger one for my craft room…more of a year-round one.

      I am really lovin’ messin’ around with these canvases! I think this will be part of my “line.”

  • Paula says:

    this looks so great!! thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Kirsten says:

    Yay! Congratulations! A greyhound rescue group sure deserves it.

  • Mayzie says:

    That is awfully pretty. You’re kinda inspiring mom to try a project but I’m a little skeered. You do NOT wanna know what happened the last time she got out a glue gun.

    Congratulations again on winning the green papers for your rescue! We’re just happy all over that we gets to help out some greyhounds!

    Wiggles & Wags,

    • lori says:

      Thank you, Mayzie. I was so excited that our name was drawn. Allies for Greyhounds of West Michigan is a greyt group. Paws crossed for your mom and the glue gun.

  • Kari says:

    Im so excited that you showed how to do this, there is a wreath of poinsettias using fabric but I didn’t know what to draw for the leaves and I loved your pattern and the different sizes – pinching the ends also makes it look great.

    CONGRATS on the rescue me week winning!!!

    • lori says:

      Thank you, Kari. I was very excited to have our name drawn. I love my rescue group (Allies for Greyhounds of West Michigan). They work so hard for the pups.

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