Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Wreath

The Easter Wreath to Spring Wreath transformation is only slightly more work than the St. Patty's Day Wreath to Easter Wreath transformation was. I don't even have any tutorial pics because I knew where a great tutorial was. All you need is a few sheets of felt in whatever color(s) you want, safety pins (optional), and pearl-headed or other pins.

So, here are the steps:
1 - follow this tutorial to make as many little flowers are you want. I chose to cut a sheet of felt into 4 rectangles and used those to make ovals rather than circles. It worked just as well. And if you're like me and hate hand-sewing, use two safety pins across the back to secure the flowers. Since these are going on a wreath rather than to be worn as an accessory, you can get away with this. Though I have sewn these before and they really are super easy.
2 - remove the eggs from your Easter Wreath and either store until next year or let your 14-month old use them to continue to learn about gravity, like me. (If you don't have the Easter Wreath to start with, you can follow this tutorial to make a wreath base for the Changing Seasons Wreath and then follow this tutorial to add the greenery.)
3 - place the flowers as desired on your wreath using a pearl-headed pin (or another sewing pin if you can't find any - just push the tip of the pin in further if you don't want it to be visible.) I tried to put them near the felt "leaves."

And you're done! Super easy and will last until you get bored. I might add some more (and bigger) flowers over the next few days.


I'll be linking to the parties on the left.

22 comments:

  1. That is neat!! I love the green around the wreath. It looks great!

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  2. So cute...where do you find your felt? I am having the hardest time finding good felt!

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  3. Thanks, girls!
    Actually, I know it's probably a huge crafting sin, but when I use felt I don't worry about it being nice wool felt. I buy the cheap stuff at either Hobby Lobby or Hancock Fabrics. Either on the bolt or in the printer-paper sized sheets for a quarter. I may have picked some up at Wal-Mart a time or two as well. I might use wool felt if it was for something more permanent, though, and the only place I know to get that is at Hobby Lobby. I'm guessing Michael's might carry it, too, but our Michael's is too far away for me to be a regular there.

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  4. I loved it! Thanks for sharing!
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  5. gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! all the best and hope to see you next week!

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  6. Visiting from My Frugal Family. This is really cute. TFS.

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  7. Oh - I love this! Come plant your creative seeds at my new blog party: Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions. Its usually on Friday but it's up all this week because I'm doing a little give away! Hope to see you there!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  8. That is so pretty and fun! Thanks for linking up to my craft challenge.

    -Crystal

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  9. Oh I just love this! I would love for you to link this up at my Bring In The Spring party! It starts tonight!

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  10. Aw, pretty! And so perfect for spring!

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts

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  11. Thanks so much for planting your creative seed! You know I love this! Come back and plant more creative seeds on Friday and see "hoo" won the owl!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  12. This is very pretty - and all ready for Spring :) Thanks for posting. I'll be back - I'm following now.

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  13. another super cute wreath! Love it! :)

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  14. Awesome! I'm going to attempt this. Thanks!!

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  15. You've been featured! Come grab your button and wear it with pride girl!!!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  16. Stopping by from New Friend Friday and totally loving this wreath! How cute!

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  17. I love your wreath! It's so pretty! I'm thinking of making a new one soon... I'm bored with mine..

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me next week for another great party!

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  18. Can't believe I missed this last month. It is lovely. I'm linking on Facebook :)

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