I have always been tempted by the felt wreath ornaments made with lots of colorful circles or squares, like these. I wanted to make something similar but maybe a little more polished looking. I decided to use my Sizzix Hydrangea Die by Eileen Hull to cut lots and lots of green felt blossoms.
I used the two smallest flower shapes on the die. The smallest flower results in an ornament that is about 2 1/4″ diameter and the middle sized flower gives you a wreath just shy of 3″. I cut my shapes using about a dozen different shades of felt from National Nonwovens. This is a great project for scraps since it only takes tiny pieces but it takes A LOT of tiny pieces. Each of the small wreaths used about 90 flowers and the medium one used well over 100. The die cuts a center hole in the flower which is great for easy stringing. It would even allow a child to string the felt pieces with a plastic yarn needle.
I just love the texture of felt for projects like this!
For my second small wreath, I decided to add a tiny red pompom after every group of 10 flowers. It adds a fun bit of color. I am now on the hunt for mini jingle bells to make another. I know I have them somewhere in my house but I can’t locate them at the moment!
I hope you are all having fun Christmas crafting! I will be back tomorrow with my last quilt finish of the year and a great giveaway from Art Gallery Fabrics!