Mini Make: Felted Wreath
December 24th is arguably a little late to be throwing together a wreath but this felted beaut needn't be just for Christmas!
If you have some down time over the holidays I thoroughly recommend needle felting.It's very therapeutic, perhaps it's all the stabbing action required?!
This is a make for the full-sized house rather than the mini one but hopefully there's enough pint-sized charm here for you all!
What I used:
White felting woolNeedle Felting Pen Tool
To decorate:Plywood House decoration (from Paperchase)
Mini Bottle brush trees
Needle and thread
Ric-rac / ribbon to hang
What I did:
- The felting is pretty time consuming but worth it!
Ensure the the wool is covering evenly to avoid lumps and bumps.
- Carefully, using the felting tool, cover the entire wreath.
(see my felting casualty below!)
- When you're happy with the felt coverage check for evenness and smooth over any obvious needle marks.
- Next I hand stitched some crystal style beads at inner top of the wreath.
In a past life these beads were my little Nan's costume necklaces, she'd kept all the broken ones in a box and now I use them when I think little makes could use an extra special dash of sparkle.
- To secure the house decoration I used a little scrap of felting wool and to felt the decoration's string loop into place on the back o the wreath.
I tried to get it central but you may prefer the asymmetrical look!
- For the hanging loop I felted a loop of ric-rac onto the back of the wreath.
- For the final flourish around the front I added some mini bottle-brush trees.
When you're happy there is enough sparkle, find a suitable home to display your soft and sparkly wreath.