Rustic wreath


This cute rustic wreath is made from just a few sheets of felt and a quirky newspaper-print bird – a quick and easy project for a winter’s afternoon

 

You will need

Nature felt sheet palette pack, Blooming Felt
pen
scissors
polystyrene wreath blank, Hobbycraft
hot glue gun
vintage paper bird, Disaster Designs
paperclip or other small piece of wire

 

Directions

Download and print the Felt Wreath template. Use it to cut a selection of leaves from the different colours of felt, using the red/orange felt to cut three round berries.

Starting at the top of the wreath, use a hot glue gun to stick the leaves on to the wreath blank. Add a small dot of glue to the base of each leaf, rather than covering it entirely – this will allow it to fan out and give texture to the finished wreath. Overlap the leaves each time, working your way down each side until it is completely covered.

Unfold and straighten a paperclip, or alternatively snip a piece of straight wire to around 5cm in length. Gently snap the clip from the bottom of the bird, and poke the wire into the base of it, until it feels secure. Poke the opposite side of the wire into the bottom of the wreath, to hold the bird in place. Finally, attach a piece of twine or a ribbon to the back of the wreath for hanging.

 

Top tip

This wreath could be changed to fit any time of year by updating the colours to suit the season.

 

Photos: Lizzie Orme
Feature and styling: Sophie Holt






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