Monday, September 19, 2011

Jute & Felt Mum Fall Wreath

Hi guys!  Sorry I haven't written since last week.  Life was calling!  I hope that you haven't missed me too much and you've been crafting up a storm without me. ;)

Anyway, I had some time to whip up a new fall wreath today, so I thought I'd drop in and share it with you.


I didn't have time to make a full tutorial, but it's a pretty simple concept so I'll just explain verbally what I did.  I started with a foam wreath (be sure to check out this money saving tip for foam wreaths if you do this project) and wrapped it with some jute I already had on hand.



Next I decorated the wreath with two berry sprigs (99 cents each and 40% off this week at Michael's).  I was able to simply work the wire stems into the foam core of the wreath.  Then I hot glued a whole bunch of felt mums in between the two sprigs.


If you're wondering how I made the felt mums, I did take a few photos of the process.  Here's what I did (please note I didn't have the time to take the best photos to show you how to do this):


As I made the mums I realized the shorter the fringe the better the mums looked, so I gave them little haircuts.  So you might want to adjust your original rectangle to 12"x1".  Anyway, I made about 10 felt mums using that process and hot glued them between the two berry sprigs until I liked the way they looked.


Then, to make the banner, I tied another long piece of jute across the wreath.  I cut diamonds out of colored cardstock scrapbooking paper and folded them in half over the strand of jute and glued them together.  (I sure hope that makes sense!)  I used some scrapbooking alphabet stickers to spell out the word "Fall."



And ta-da!  All finished.  :)  I really like the scrappy look of my new wreath, and the whole project cost me about $3 to make since I already had so much of the supplies on hand.  What do y'all think?


I hope your enjoying some fun fall crafts!  Thanks for reading and see you next time! :)

--CC

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43 comments:

  1. This looks so great -- I love it!
    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  2. I REALLY love this!! Thanks for noting how you did the mums... I see some of those in my future! Cute! Cute! Cute! I've got to throw this up on pinterest! : )

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  3. @Heather {Simply Cottage Love}

    Your enthusiasm made my day! Thanks for your ego-boosting comment. Lol.

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  4. Love the wreath! You asked me earlier how I did the flower for mine...I actually followed this tutorial: http://maizehutton.blogspot.com/2007/08/frayed-flower.html

    Hope this helps!

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  5. Thank you for sharing such an adorable wreath. And for the tutorial on how to make an even cheaper foam wreath from the hardware store. Looking forward to making something similar to this!

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  6. You have a beautiful blog. Thank you very much for the lovely commnets...

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  7. So pretty! Love how the mums look!

    We host a "Help a Momma Out" Linky Party every Tuesday. Would love it if you linked up! Thanks for considering!

    Kristine
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  8. What a cute wreath! Thanks for the mums tutorial.

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  9. I just found your link at Chef in Training, and I am in love with this wreath; the bunting is fantastic. I'm your newest follower and I can't wait to try out some of your dog collar tutorials :-)
    lifewiththehawleys.blogspot.com

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  10. @Michelle

    Thanks for getting back to me on how to make the flower! :)

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  11. @Malisa

    Glad I was able to inspire you! Good luck with your wreath. :)

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  12. @Thendral

    You're too sweet! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  13. @Jamie

    Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. :)

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  14. @Phil and Darby Hawley

    Thanks for following! I'm glad you like my blog. Let me know if you end up using any of my tutorials. I'd love to see how everything turns out! :)

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  15. You've been featured over at sewgloried.com's Wonderful Wednesdays! Thanks so much for sharing your post. Head on over to get your new featured button!

    http://www.sewgloried.com/2011/09/wonderful-wednesday-2.html

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  16. @Lisa

    Oh really?! How exciting. Thanks for letting me know and thanks for stopping by. :)

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  17. Very nice! I'm not much a wreath fan and this is the first fall version I like!

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  18. Sooo pretty! Thanks for linking up :)

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  19. @Vanessa

    Thank you, Vanessa! See you again next week. :)

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  20. @A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

    Thanks! I had a lot of it on hand leftover from another project, so it seemed like the perfect thing to use. Very fall-ish, too, I think! :)

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  21. I am here from the blog hop and now a new follower thru GFC, Facebook and RSS Reader. I would love a follow back on all of those also when you get a chance. Thanks so very much and have a great weekend.

    Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

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  22. @mmbear

    Thanks for following! I appreciate you stopping by. :)

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  23. I love this! I'm so excited that you linked up at my Fall Craft Challenge...everyone is going to enjoy the inspiration. :) I like everything about it; the pennant banner is so cute and the mums are so fun and such a great color combo...and they look great with the berries. Awesome job!

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  24. @amy

    I'm really glad you liked it! I can't wait to see what all everyone else links up! :) And thanks for hosting, by the way!

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  25. Just wanted to let you know that I featured you today. Grab a button if you'd like!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/09/show-share-features.html

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  26. I would love it if you would stop by and share this beautiful wreath at my linky party!
    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/09/bedazzle-me-monday-1.html

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  27. This is a great wreath. You should share this project at my link party over at Rustic Crafts ~ http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=2306

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  28. I just found your link at Chef in Training, and I will create same wreath soon, the arrangement is fantastic. I'm your newest follower and I can't wait to try out some of your dog collar tutorials.

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  29. @Promosyon

    You should send me a picture if you end up making it! I'd love to see how it turns out. Thanks for visiting! :)

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  30. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    - - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  31. @Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts

    What great news! Thanks for letting me know. :)

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  32. Madison thanks so much for linking up! We will be featuring this on our blog tomorrow! :) Feel free to grab a button and get your brag on! Have a wonderful rest of your week :)

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  33. @Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy

    Alright, that's awesome! Thanks for letting me know. :)

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  34. I love the look of the jute wrapped wreath and the possibilities of what you could do with it are endless!

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  35. @Jill

    Thank you! And I agree. Jute is very versatile! I love it on almost anything for fall. :)

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  36. Thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party! Hope to see you next week!

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  37. Very nice - great Fall wreath. Thanks for linking to Success U @ TheStuffOfSuccess.com

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  38. what a great fall wreath! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  39. Awww this reminds me of the first bike I ever had. customized carrier bags A wicker basket sat at the front that had little pink plastic flowers on it. Love the shoes too.

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