Monday, December 7, 2009

Felted Wool Christmas Wreath

I have been entertaining the idea of making a larger felted wool wreath like these little ornaments. I couldn't decide whether to make squares from the wool or some other shape. I had the bright idea to use a simple leaf shape and it worked! I made my leaf wreath in an hour or so, if you count how many of the little leaves I cut out from all different colors of wool.
The leaves area about four inches long and two inches wide.

I strung the leaves on a 16 gauge wire which isn't very flexible. First I tried a thinner wire, but it didn't hold the shape with the weight of the leaves.
Isn't it wonderful?

I attached two leaves and three red felted berries (wet felted) to the top and made a hanger from a strip of wool.

This is all it took!

I love the finished product!

6 comments:

abby @ tales and trials said...

I absolutely love your wreath! It's so unique and pretty. Great job!

Randi said...

I love that!

Delightful Dwelling said...

What a neat idea, I haven't seen one like this before. It looks great!

Robin said...

too cute!!!

Sarah said...

I LOVE IT!!

Brittney said...

I LOVE IT!!