This wreath is a project I contributed to an e-course in 2009 and have continued to hang in our home every Christmas since. It's one of my favorite wreaths because of all of that winter white mixed with those shades of pink and green that I just can't get away from no matter how my tastes change. It's an easy one to recreate whether you can crochet or not-simply substitute any crocheted flowers with something similar in felt.
To make your own wreath you'll need a foam or straw wreath form, 6-9 strips of 3" wide felt or fabric (depending on the size of your wreath), felt in assorted colors, yarn in assorted colors, crochet needle, embroidery thread and needle, buttons, bells, or other embellishments (doilies, ribbon, pom poms, etc.), and scissors.
1. Wrap your wreath with your strips of felt or fabric making sure to wrap over the loose ends tightly or stitch them together. 2. Secure the last strip at the end by stitching it to the felt underneath. Trim the end off. 3. Crochet a few wagon wheels in different sizes. If you're not sure how to make one, try out this tutorial. For really advanced flowers, check this one out. Once you get the basic circle down, you can experiment with adding a second row. Cut out felt leaves and little flowers in differing sizes to fill in the blanks. 4. Add stitching to your leaves and flowers. 5. Decide where you want to start one of your larger crocheted flowers. Thread your needle and knot the other end. Stitch through the felt and using a small stitch through both of your crocheted pieces, stitch through the felt again. Secure in three little spots and tie off. Continue with each of your pieces.
Use another strip of felt or some pretty ribbon to hang on your wall. Make a few for friends to give out before the holidays are over or create a few in different sizes to place around your home. It took me about an hour to put it together after I had finished crocheting my flowers. If you aren't comfortable with crochet work, you can still get a fabulously full wreath with felt flowers, pom poms, and other adornments.