Sunday, October 14, 2012

Felt Circle Wreath and Recycled Letters from Plastic Bottles

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Hey Y'all! I had been wanting to do one of these
felt circle wreaths for a while. Yep, it took a 
little longer than I thought, which is 

par for the course for me.
I started with a 10" wreath form - however, 
I bought this one at the one dollar store.
 Those are really thick so I was
gonna be smart and cut it in half and have two
wreath forms - except these crumble when cut.
I won't be buying this type anymore.
I wound up glueing it to a piece of cardboard.
Glad I did cut in half, or I would STILL be
cutting circles! So I ended up with three
layers of circles. I skipped the inside area.
I spray painted some green moss orange
and hot glued it inside the open area.
**Added Note: I used straight pins for the circles,
spaced about 1/3" apart, to allow the
felt circle to "flower" out. If you
place them too close together, they just
look like straight lines. Hot glue
can also be used if you prefer that method.**

The letters were cut from a detergent bottle.
I spray painted them black - but bought high gloss
instead of flat black.
I touched them too soon and left a few finger spots
so I resorted to what I do best - DOTS.
Glue the letters to the moss with hot glue.

Enjoy your Sunday Y'all!


  1. The wreath is adorable! Blessings to you this Sunday.

  2. Love your wreath! I was about to ask what was the orange and black made of, but then I looked at the title and saw "FELT" - dummy me! Dots have become your signature statement and I love it!

  3. Looks great, JoAnne ! But sounds like a lot o work, they say patience is a virtue ... unfortunately I did not receive that ;-) Well done!

    1. LOL! but, I don't have much patience either, so I guess this proves to be very therapeutic - thanks for your sweet comment and have a great Sunday!

  4. JoAnn,I love this, so easy and inexpensive too!..I want to copycat for sure,did you glue or use straight pin's to attach the felt?
    Love your Halloween vignette!!

    1. Thanks Jo! I did forget to put that method in the directions - sorry! I used straight pens. Also, in the beginning, I was placing them too close together - as in right next to each other - so about 1/4 way thru I noticed they just simply looked like straight orange and black lines - so I went back and pulled out every other one, letting the felt "flower" out. I would have used hot glue but I just didn't want to bother with it - either way would be good, just remember to space about 1/3 - 1/2 " from each other. Hope this helps!

  5. Wow! This is amazing and so cute! I think you have a boat load of patients and a heck of a creative talent. I'm jealous.

    This wreath makes me hungry to b/c it reminds me of the Halloween Oreo cookies out now!! The exact same wonderful colors! Lol!

    We bought a MF in 1997 and it is my favorite tractor of all...still to this day! We bought a Kabota 3 years ago and it's been a good tractor. We needed another and seriously considered another MF but went with the Kabota again b/c some of the features and the fact that the MF dealership never called us back with a price for what we wanted on the tractor and the Kabota salesman did.

    So...I don't know how this will turn out. BUT Girl I sure love our MF too!!

  6. Hi JoAnn! I guess that the wreath was time consuming but it was totally worth it! It turned out great!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment!
    Hugs from Spain

  7. Cool wreath! And I love your other Halloween decor too! I'd love for you to share this and any other crafts at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!


  8. Now this is so stinkin' cute!! I had to REALLY look to be sure you were telling the truth about the materials used - LOL! Such great ideas using the felt and the detergent bottle!

    1. Thanks! If you'll go to my post on Oct 2nd about the J O Y Framed letters, you'll see bits of the bottle. Thanks for visiting today!

  9. I've decided that you must be the most patient crafter I know! Your projects are so detailed and you've done it again! Looks great, JoAnn. Thank you for participating in Pinned it, Made it Monday!


  10. I just love it. I might even try it. I rarely try crafty stuff cause it never comes out but with your instructions and pictures it's possible I could do this!

  11. Very cute!!

    Thanks for linking up at the CHQ Blog Hop! Hope you made lots of new bloggy friends!! xo, Meredith @

  12. I don't know where I have been but this is the first time I've seen a wreath like that. I think your "accident" dots on the Boo really make it!


  13. You did another fabulous job! I love your wreath, and the BOO makes it perfect. Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent. Love seeing your latest creations! :)

  14. Very cute
    saludos desde Chile

  15. Your wreath looks great! Isn't it amazing that something that seems so simple can take forever?! I know I felt that way when I made my first yarn wreath.

    1. I know, but watching a movie {or 2} does help ;-)

  16. This is so cute!!! I LOVE it and it could so easily be adapted to any holiday! Ya know, I sure do wish I could find a wreath form at my local Dollar Stores..I've looked at three different stores but they either do not have them or they are always out :0/ Thank you so much for sharing this!

    1. Hey Jamie! I appreciate your comment. Whilst I was making it, it occurred to me that a slime green felt would have looked even better ;-)

  17. I love this! And I loved that you were able to recycle while doing it too. I have a link party going on that I would love for you to link up to! Hope to see you there!

  18. What great fun, this wreath ticks all the boxes for Halloween.

  19. I just LOVE IT JoAnn!!! Love that you used recycled products too!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  20. This wreath is GORGEOUS! I love it! I am popping over from Life on Lakeshore Drive's link party.. I saw this on there and had to come tell you that I love it. I am a new follower of yours. Would love if you would come follow also.


    1. Thank You Nichole! will do. I'm so glad you hopped over to visit and glad you are following. Happy Sunday to you ;-)

  21. Love this wreath! It looks great with all of your vintagey Halloween decor! Thanks for sharing it this week!

  22. Very cute! We love having you at Whimsy Wednesday!
    Smart! School {House}


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