Felt Infatuation

how to make a ruffle green felt rosette wreath craft st. patricks day holiday ideas

While perusing the web for crafting inspiration, I saw this gorgeous wreath on Domestifluff and HAD to try it.  And with St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I thought a kelly green felt wreath would be the perfect decoration, not only for this March holiday, but reusable for Christmas later this year.  It is definitely a project that takes a bit of time, but what a lovely finished product!

Here’s what you need:

how to make a felt ruffle rosette wreath st. patrick's day craft ideas

  • 12-inch green wreath form
  • box of straight pins
  • 2 yards of green felt
  • stamp pad (i bought a green one so it would blend in)
  • a roughly 3-inch diameter lid (really, whatever size fits your stamp pad)
  • scissors
  • ribbon for hanging

Here’s what you do:

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  1. Use lid to stamp circles onto felt.
  2. Cut out circles.
  3. Fold each circle in half, then in half again and insert straight pin at the corner.
  4. Pin each folded circle onto wreath form, clustering tightly to create ruffle effect.
  5. Fluff felt after adding a few and continue adding until all visible surfaces of wreath are covered (everything but the backside).
  6. Flip wreath over and use straight pins to affix your ribbon hanger.

how to make a felt ruffle rosette wreath st. patrick's day craft ideas

Discussion: I am a dentist by day and cutting out ~130 felt circles the first day was a bit daunting for my hands.  It is important to spread this project out a bit so you don’t develop a repetitive strain injury, since you end up cutting out 300+ circles! What I did was stamp 16-30 circles at a time, cut them out, then pin and repeat the process.  Take a break to check out your favorite blog, have lunch, or walk your dog and your hands will thank you!

Cost: $12!

Wreath form was purchased at Michael’s with a 40% off coupon for $4, Eco-fi felt (made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles) was purchased at Joann’s with a 40% off coupon for $6. Straight pins were purchased at WalMart for $1 and I found the green stamp pad at the Dollar Tree for $1.

how to make a felt ruffle rosette wreath st. patrick's day craft ideas


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