We’re ecstatic to have the ever-so-talented Sophie, aka sister #2 of The Sisters 4 Say More Is More and the creative mind behind Jagged Ideal, back with us today to share another fabulous project. Today she shows us how to make a leafy, springy wreath that packs a lot of visual punch without making a big dent in your wallet and with much less effort than you might expect. I love the simple, clean look of it! You can also substitute autumn colors for the green to make a lovely wreath for fall. Thanks, Sophie!
- Glue gun, on hand
- Sewing machine or needle and thread, on hand
- 1/2 yard green fabric, on hand or $1 and up
- 1/2 yard green felt, on hand or $1 and up
- Wreath form, $1
Total: $1 and up
This project is really simple. I got my spring green fabric from the sale fabric section at Walmart (1.50 a yard). You can find felt almost anywhere for a good price as well. My thread was 2.00 and I got the wreath from Dollar Tree 1.00 (I was surprised how big it was).
1) The most time consuming part of this project is the cutting. I cut 36 leaves out of felt and 36 leaves out of regular fabric. The leaves are 4 inches by 2 and a half inches.
2) Sew a straight line down each of your leaves attaching the a felt leaf with a fabric leaf.
3) Using your hot glue gun attach the leaves felt side down to your wreath. I glued in clusters of three. First I glued two leaves on the sides then one in the middle and continued in that pattern all the way around.
All done. So easy!
I love exploring creativity and finding killer bargains. I love decorating on a dime not just because I have a small decorating budget but because I love the challenge and satisfaction of creating something yourself and the treasure hunt of finding a great deal. I have a one year old daughter and another one on the way. I like to take time out of being a mommy and do things I love… which include taking pictures, shoe shopping, reading, teaching dance and gardening.