I've been putting up decorations around our house the past few weeks. Not just for Fall - but to coordinate with a Woodland Themed Party we are hosting.
When I was almost done (with centerpieces, table toppers, bunting, floral arrangements and place card holders), I looked around and realized I had nothing to greet our guests at the front door.
Time for a Quick and Easy Wreath Project
I found these straw wreathes at Walmart for only a few dollars. I love them because they are wrapped with cellophane so the messy straw doesn't get everywhere as you are working with them.
I picked up Two (because we have double front doors). Next I ripped strips of fabric. I had this leftover Osnaburg fabric from the table runners and buntings I had recently made.
The strips were wrapped around the straw wreathes and glued in place as each strip ended.
Next I gathered up leftover fabrics (also from my table runner and bunting projects) including burlap scraps and felt bits.
I made a few different fabric and felt flowers in various sizes. There are so many great tutorials out there to choose from. I used a technique similar to this one for the Orange loopy flower and a version of this for the brown felt rose.
The red plaid flower is made from a strip of ripped fabric glued in pleats to a round base. I made the center by gluing rope/twine in a circular pattern.
The hardest part is finding the perfect arrangement of flowers on your wreath. I added some button details and green felt leaves for the finishing touch.
The final step was hang them on the front door with a beautiful ribbon.
I chose a Green and Brown plaid to coordinate with my Woodland Theme.
I like the simplicity of just a few flowers on the edge of the wreath, but I think this project would be stunning with the base covered completely with flowers.
Other embellishments would be darling as well - like a friendly critter peeking out.
Or a tiny bunting draped across the side.
Thanks for reading along...