Friday, April 1, 2011

Springtime Wreath Tutorial

You may remember my little sob story of last week about how I don't have many spring decorations!  I've committed to trying to make at least one a week this spring!  Last week, I made those adorable little candy jars.  This week, I tried out a springtime wreath.

I started off with a half yard of green taffeta and a half yard of pink.  That was WAY more than I needed.  I suggest just using remnants unless you plan on making 4 or 5 wreaths!  Also, I found that my taffeta burned pretty easily so you'll likely want to use satin instead.  I also used scissors, a foam circle, straight pins, decorative brads, small hole punch, candle, and tongs or tweezers.
I cut my fabric into three sizes of circles.  Circles don't have to be exact.

I held the fabric circle over the lit candle to melt (or, in my case, burn!) the edges to form the petal look. 

Then I stacked the three petal sizes together and punched a small hole for the brad to go through, securing them tightly with the brad.

I used a scrap of the pink taffeta for a hanging ribbon and then began attaching the flowers to the foam circle with the straight pins.  I put the pins behind the medium or smallest petals so they wouldn't show.

Once the circle was full, I hung it from this neat window pane that some dude downtown thought was junk...and added it to my springtime display!!  Whew!  Two down...how many more weeks to go?


    Your wreath is so beautiful...I have 3 I am working on but I will definitely try to make this one.
    What size of wreath did you use?
    Have A Sugar Sweet Day
    Simply Debbie

  2. How creative you are! It is wonderful & so spring-y.

    Happy pink April lst ~
    TTFN ~


  3. You do very well with whatever you create. The wreath is very pretty.

  4. Sarah! Oh my goodness thank you for that beautiful tutorial. Beautiful wreath. Grace xoox

  5. Those are beautiful roses, Sarah, and a really good tutorial. I'd like to make a few flowers for a pin or corsage. Thanks for sharing. :) Nancy

  6. What a sweet unique wreath! Looks great. I also love the window. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Blessings to you, Lynn

  7. Happy Pink Saturday Sarah, Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the wreath tutorial. Hope you continue to have fun making your spring decorations.

  8. Happy Pink Saturday...Ladies....another week-end traveling the pink highway....God Bless you and remember to hug someone...only if they want it!

  9. Hi Sarah,
    What a pretty and creative wreath you have made! Great tutorial too. Happy Pink Saturday weekend and thanks for your visit.


  10. Sara,
    This idea is so adorable! Love, Love, Love it! Thank you for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday.

  11. Hi Sarah, sorry I am so late but I do wish you a Happy Pink Saturday and hears wishing lots of pink for your whole week. Love your taffeta flowers! I know all about burning as I have to singe my pillowcase ribbons all the time. I always do it outside. :)

  12. Hi Sarah

    What a beautiful wreath! Love the tutorial - great instructions!

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by The Old Parsonage!

    Come back soon!


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