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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ruffled Felt Heart Wreath



Hi sweet friends! I hope that this finds you having a good week!

I am sorry that I did not end up showing you this craft after all last night. I finished it on Sunday, but it's almost funny how many things have gone wrong trying to finish this post!

Now I don't know if it is this way for you, but I have found ideas are like building blocks, one on top of another. You might try something, which leads to trying something similar, yet completely different. :)

I hope you are not tired of ruffled felt wreaths, because I wanted to show you this:



As I was making the {larger} gray felt ruffled wreath, I was thinking of how I could make a similar one, only with a Valentine's theme.

I thought that a heart shape would be a good start...



{What you'll need}

12 inch gauge jewelry wire

Felt~ about one yard

Ribbon for bow

Ribbon to hang wreath

Awl

Pliers

Fabric Scissors

Glue gun/glue sticks


I used the same jewelry wire as before to make a wire heart form. The heart at this point was about 12 inches across the center. I like this wire because it is so easy to work with.



I cut three inch wide strips for this wreath...a lot of them!



And just like last time, I used an awl to create holes, spaced three inches apart.

{The amount of space between the holes you make needs to be the same as the width of the strip.}



I just kept poking holes spaced about three inches apart on each strip.



Weaving the felt onto the wire...



I kept weaving it, pushing the other folds down as I added more strips.



When it was nice and full all the way around, I twisted the wire ends together to make a knot.

{I used a length of ribbon and looped it through the wire" knot", then tied the ribbon at the end. I just slipped it around so you couldn't see the ribbon tie, and hung it up by the nice end.}



Now at first after making it, I twisted the ruffles around to make it look less streamlined and perfectly placed, like I did with the last one.

But for some reason, I didn't care for it that way. So I untwisted most of it, so the folds are fairly even.



I think it's just a matter of personal preference...

I made a large bow for it too, although I now see I didn't quite get the length right on both ends...



The complementary tilted photo...must have one of those.

{For some reason, I love angled pictures.}



A super close up photo...



If you want to read about either the miniature wreaths, or the other ruffled felt wreath, you can find that here. I just opted to do a tutorial and supply list on this post as well. :)

I am linking this to the following parties:

The Shabby Nest

The Shabby Chic Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Freckled Laundry

Funky Junk Interiors

French Country Cottage

Under the Table And Dreaming

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a beautiful Thursday! :)

Blessings to you~

Jenni


28 comments:

Tina said...

Jenni, as always, your beautiful project has me swooning! GORGEOUS!!!! Thank you for sharing your tutorial. Hope you are having a wonderful week so far ~ Tina xx

freckled laundry said...

Very pretty, Jenni! Great tutorial, too.

Hugs,
Jami

Erin@likegrandmas said...

And here I thought it couldn't get any better...SELL THEM!!!! I so love these!

Amanda said...

i love these wreaths and simply must.make.one.soon!

Allison said...

So pretty :)

Lynn @ Honey Darlins Corner said...

I love the ribbon color you used! This is just so elegant! Thank you for always sharing tutorials.

Rachel said...

LOVE! This is so cute! My husband & I are newly weds & so broke. I love looking at your blog & getting awesome ideas! One day I'll be able to afford felt :) Thank you for sharing!

alimoll said...

Love this! Super cute!

Erin said...

Aww, I love it Jenni!!! But then again, I love everything you do! :)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Oh my! What a stunning wreath! I now have to wreaths to drool over. The linen wreath has competition :)

I need more hours in my day so I can make one of these. It's just lovely!

Thanks for the tute!

Have a great day, Jenni!

~Michelle

xo

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Lovely project!

-Danielle

Attempting Aloha said...

Ah ha! Just as I suspected...Lovely display. Lovely photography. Love it all. :)

Aloha,
charlie

Amy Kinser said...

This wreath is beautiful. Everything about it...

Tara said...

That is awesome!! Love it!!

Miranda said...

That turned out cute. I especially love the satin ribbon! Plus, I'm your newest follower. Come follow me, too, if you like my stuff:)

Miranda
www.justdrinkacoke.blogspot.com

Lark said...

I'm definitely going to make one of these! Thanks for sharing!

Patrice said...

Its my first time stopping by here, and I LOVE THIS. Such a fresh take on the heart wreath. It's very calming over here!

C'est Magnifique said...

I love how it turned out, so dreamy looking!!

Tania

jandjhome said...

This wreath is beautiful. I love the color combination and the ribbon is perfect.

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

I love it! It's simple and elegant. =) And I love an angled pic 2!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is completely adorable! Well done!

I have a cute valentine tutorial featuring tp rolls on my blog. Stop by and take a peek.

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

this is beautiful! looks super elegant!!

Julie said...

This is such a cute wreath! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog today & for adding my Valentine's Challenge button! Can't wait to see what you link up!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely darling! I am loving these felt wreaths~ and this one is adorable!! Thanks for sharing this at my party this week! :)

Liz said...

Very pretty! I love it!

Claire said...

Found you on a blog hop-love this wreath-I'm your newest follower-come by and visit sometime! Claire

The DIY Show Off said...

Perfect for Valentine's Day - and anytime. It's so sweet! Great tutorial too! :)

Roeshel

cravingcolor said...

I love this wreath! I made a spring version and linked back to your site. Hope that's ok!