the craft stores were having really great sales last week as we rounded the corner to fall and, thanks to heather's blog, i was also armed with coupons. [i love a good deal!] i bought several 12" grapevine wreaths to use with this project. i also bought felt in a mustard yellow color. i think it's very fall-ish and i liked the way it looked against the color of the wreaths.
the first step to making the felt flowers is to cut circles. i used a bowl and mug to trace circles...
after tracing, i cut. and i cut. then i cut some more.
because after all the circles were cut out, i went back with my scissors and created a wavy type border around them.
from here i cut a spiral into the felt starting from an outer point. when i got to the inside i clipped an end to form a point.
i plugged in my hot glue gun, and started rolling the felt to create the flowers. unfortunately, my hands were full between the rolling and gluing and i did not get a picture of this step. but, i started rolling from the inside of the circle to the outside, but you can also start from the outside and roll in. when it was all wrapped up, i put a little line of glue on the end and pressed it into the side of the flower.
after they were all glued, i trimmed up the edges on some a bit. this was just my personal preference in the way they looked.
what fun fall crafts are you making this year?