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Succulent Wreath

Andrea Sanchez

While I was pregnant I kept swooning over all the weavings and felt flower wall hangings that were popping up. I really like the idea of making something special for each of my children to decorate their nursery. For D, I made a sheep mobile. But for N I had my heart set on a wreath of succulents. 

For this wreath I used the succulent pattern from Lia Griffith (Part 1 and Part 2) using felt from Benzie Designs (their Succulents palette), the yarn is from Spud and Chloe (Outer in Soapstone)

To cut out the felt pieces, I cut out the paper template and then taped it to the felt with a little piece. 

I chose two large succulents and three smaller ones. I loved making these so probably could have gotten carried away with making them but felt that five was a good number. I used the sharpest scissors I had and hot glue to assemble. 

Once they were assembled I cut a small piece of felt that I used to secure the whole set. I went ahead and cut a larger piece than I needed and just trimmed it later. 

Prior to assembling the flowers I had cute and secured some lengths of yarn to the bottom of the hoop. I really just eyeballed it but they ended up being about 2 feet long. 

I put the hot glue onto the hoop at the place where I wanted my flowers and stuck them on. 

And that was it! So easy! The hardest part beside all the cutting (I did manage to do that over the course of a couple days with my still meager free time) has been to make sure the wreath is balanced. It wants to pull to the left because that's where it is heaviest so I may attach something to the back to make sure it is centered. I really enjoyed piecing the flowers together and may be up for another felt craft soon. Do you guys have any suggestions on good sites for patterns and/or felt resources? Let me know in the comments below.

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