I wanted to make a wreath this year as part of my homemade holiday decor. We have four windows in our living room and I think it would be fun to have a wreath hanging from each window. Because I’m trying to live in reality, I knew I wasn’t going to make four wreaths this year and decided to make one each year. I found a great tutorial on the enJOY it blog. Just swapped out the fall colors for green, red, white, and gray.
It’s definitely too small to replace our usual painting above the couch. It might just stay there this year though. With only one wreath, there wasn’t a good window to put it in without the room looking unbalanced and I don’t want to drill a whole elsewhere that will be noticeable after the holidays. Plaster walls are not the best for putting up seasonal decor.
Here’s a view from below. You can see a bit of styrofoam in the top right. I ran out of pins, so I wasn’t able to cover that small section. Next time I’m at Jo-Anne’s I’ll pick up more to finish it, but you can’t actually see it unless you’re viewing the wreath at this angle.
Here’s a view from the side. I didn’t go around the entire wreath form, but enough on the outside and the inside to make it full. I love it! As with most things in my life, I am so not the idea person but I can seriously execute. Luckily I have awesome blogs like Elise’s for the ideas.
It took about 2 – 3 hours over two nights, all done while watching TV and not paying super close attention to what I was doing. Total cost was $19.74. I bought 1/4 yard of felt in each of four colors (bought the nicer felt on the bolt as the tutorial suggested and I have extra of all colors), a box of 400 pins (I probably need about 20 more to fill in the one open section), and a 14″ styrofoam wreath. I bought a pair of nicer scissors for my sewing class; having them was really helpful as I was able to cut through two layers of felt at a time.