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Better Late Than Never Spring Wreath

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posted: 04/17/13

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Spring Wreath | A pretty spring wreath to hang on your door and remind mother nature what time of year it is!
When I first decided I wanted to start a blog, I knew that I would be posting about crafts (I was in the thick of planning Gavin’s Baseball Birthday Party) and I figured there would be a couple recipes thrown in there, because I really do get so much joy out of cooking and baking.

I also knew that I needed a name that would really get to the heart of the kind of crafter that I am.
Unfortunately “Not Martha” was already taken.
So I went with something that I thought would capture my love for cooking and my love for making things.
And then recently, someone on Pinterest changed the name of my blog in the comments to: “Twine & Glue.” I guess that made a lot more sense to them. Can’t say I totally disagree.
Lol!
So here’s the funny truth. I have a split personality when it comes to crafting.
Half the time it makes me roll my eyes and say, “Really? You spent two hours wrapping yarn around a straw wreath??? And then glued a giant button to it?!?!”
And half the time it makes me think, “Oooooooooo!!!!! So pretty!!!!”
So here it is crafty side, the “Better Late Than Never Spring Wreath.” And when I say “better late than never,” I am referring to both the wreath (if you take a walk around the blogosphere, you will notice that all the pretty spring wreaths were posted about a month ago, but this one was sitting on my table for the entire month) and I’m referring to the actual season!
Seriously. It snowed over the weekend.
So if this “Not Martha” wannabe crafter can make a yarn wreath, so can you. Here we go!
Here’s what you need:
  • dark color of felt (8 eight inch by one inch pieces)
  • medium color felt (8 six inch by three quarter inch pieces)
  • light color felt (8 four inch by half inch pieces)
  • rotary cutter or a scissors (for cutting the felt)
  • hot glue gun
  • ruler (for measuring the felt while you cut)
  • one coordinating giant button
Once you have your felt all cut, you are going to want to fold and glue. Put a small dab of glue in the middle of one strip, fold, and put one of the corners on the dab.
Please Note:  I didn’t use hot glue initially, but ended up needing to go back and reglue with it.
Repeat this process with all of the felt strips.
Cut a four inch (in diameter) circle out of felt. You can do this by folding a square and rounding off one corner, or you can just trace a cup.
{Yeah . . . a picture here would be nice.}
Now you want to glue on the petals. Start by gluing the four points of the biggest petals (like you are making a compass with NSEW). Glue on the next alternating four. Now do the same thing with the next biggest, alternating them so they are between the bigger petals. Finish by doing the same with the smallest petals.
Sorry about the bad pictures. My hot gluing took place while making dinner . . .
And then you glue a big ole button in the middle.
I attached the ribbon to hang it and the flower itself with pushpins so that I could change the flower out if I got sick of it.
This was my first yarn wreath. I will say that even if you are maticulous in your yarn wrapping, you will probalby have some gaps. I did the best I could the first time around and then gave it a second pass with the yarn. I actually like how the second messy layer looks on top.
{Listen to me talking all crafty.}
Another wreath bound to brighten up your front door:

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  1. FrugalFoodieMama says

    This is so pretty… and easy! Even I think I could make this and make it look pretty, lol. ;)

    And I totally thought the Wine & Glue was because you liked to drink wine while you craft! hehe…

  2. Amy of While Wearing Heels says

    You are so funny. Since I follow you via facebook, I already had a chuckle over twine and glue. So funny! Of all the crafts I’ve made, I’ve never made a wreath. Your bright and cheery wreath makes me hope that Spring really will show up one day :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Amy, I can’t believe you’ve never made a wreath!! It seems tragic! I’m sure a wreath that came from the While Wearing Heels House would be so gorgeous!

  3. Tara @ Suburble says

    Cuteness! Love your happy wreath! And “better late than never”!?! I don’t know about you, but Spring just showed it’s tardy little head ’round these parts. I haven’t even made a wreath yet. In BlogLand, that’s practically a sin, it seems!

  4. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says

    Eek, Lisa, this is so adorable! I love making wreaths for the seasons/holidays. And I know my mom would positively ADORE that giant, hot pink flower bow!

    Plus, that pinwheel one? SO ADORABLE.

  5. JQ @ Its Always Ruetten says

    I love this! I found you at the Chic and Crafty Party! Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve pinned for future reference!

    Cheers,
    Julia
    It’s Always Ruetten

  6. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    I love this wreath! It’s SO pretty. Twine and Glue. Ha!

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