This is a fresh tropical twist on one of my favourite crafty projects: yarn wreaths. Yes, I know, I am constantly drawn to surf themed decor. Maybe that is me escaping cold Canadian winters in my mind and my home!
These shell and felt tropical flowers give the wreath a youthful feel fit for a teen’s room. You will need a wreath form, yarn, felt, shell beads, fishing line, thread, a needle and hot glue. Start by wrapping your wreath form in yarn; this is an excellent evening activity after your kids are in bed, the T.V. is on and your brain is off!
Now you can make your flowers. This is pretty simple but a bit fiddly. First, cut your petals. There really is no right or wrong way, I even skipped the paper stencil and used the first one I cut as a stencil. Then you will string your petals together by threading them at two points on each petal.
Once your petals are sewn together, thread your fishing line onto your needle and pierce through one side of the centre of the flower. You will then thread your fishing line through the shell bead without a needle. Then sew the fishing line to the other side of the centre of the flower.
After you have finished creating your flowers you will hot glue them onto your wreath. There you have it, a pretty wreath perfect for your home or a great gift idea!
Cheat tip: I am by no means a seamstress so I may or may not have used a little hot glue when sewing my petals together… same outcome! This is our little secret!