I started with a straw wreath. I like them a little better then the Styrofoam ones because they are a little thicker. I also got a couple different colors of yarn and felt and some plaid flannel.
Then you just start wrapping it around and around and around. It does take a while- I found it easier to place it between my legs to hold it and then loop the yarn through making sure they it was close and somewhat tight.
I picked brown yarn for the background because I wanted it to stand out against my blue door
I used additional yarn to wrap around as accents, to add some color- the white yarn I got is more of a fuzzy yarn which gives it some additional texture.
Now for the felt flowers- which I can't take credit for! My mother made those for me, I did pick out the colors- the plaid and the blues that I wanted to go with my door. But I did watch her make them and got the general idea of how they are made- but I won't even try to explain because I don't think that I could do a good enough job. There are many postings on how to do them.(I think that I really should learn myself!) Meanwhile, I will ask her and try to get a step-by-step with pictures and add a follow up to this post.
I then arranged the flowers where I wanted them to go and started to hot glue them on- there is really no right or wrong way. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with the rest of the plaid flannel so I just used it to hang the wreath from the door and tied it in a bow. I love how it turned out, and how the colors coordinate with my door! There are so many different color schemes you could try, can't wait to make another one for the holidays!
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Check out some other great fall ideas at Jennifer Rizzo's fall linky party and The Shabby Nest Frugal Friday