So, Eli & Grady are in the wedding of some very good friends this weekend. I've been wanting to try my hand at making a yarn wreath with felt flowers for a while now, so I thought I'd give a "love birds" wreath a whirl!
I bought a foam wreath (I think around 12" diameter?), some heather gray yarn, & a few quarter yards of fun fabrics & got to work. I started by wrapping the wreath tightly in yarn...I pinned the start point down & did not wrap any yarn on top of it. I was planning on unpinning it once I got all the way around & just tying my two ends together.
Around & around I went until I had all of the foam covered with yarn. Then, I pulled out the pins that were securing the beginning end of yarn, tied the two ends in a knot, & trimmed off the excess yarn. Easy peasy - although it took a while to wrap the yarn all the way around!
Ok, then I cut out the bird shapes in various fabrics. (I made three of them in a couple of different sizes so I could decide later which two would work the best.) The pattern came from Spool, & here's the link to the free pdf if you want it!
Sewn, stuffed, & sitting...
I Googled "felt flowers", read a few tutorials, & used bits & pieces of that information to create my own out of some felt scraps I had on hand from other projects. I'd make a few flowers, pin them randomly to the wreath, & fill in until I felt like it looked right to me.
After gluing everything down & embroidering a little banner, I ended up with this...
Hopefully the bride & groom to be like it! :)