The end of another school year is creeping up on us fast! Fortunately the little person in my life is staying ahead of the game and she asked me last week to make some flowers for her teacher as a gift.
As I’ve become a little obsessed with wreath designing since releasing my Blushing Anemone Wreath tutorial and kit, I thought I’d have a go at another. I’m releasing this one as a free video tutorial!
Disclaimer: this video uses die cuts! Let’s get real for a moment. I never use die cuts in the patterns and kits that I sell because I want to make them accessible for as many people as possible. However, it’s no secret that I own a Big Shot and use it for personal projects. So what you’re seeing here is a bit of a mash up between the two. Please forgive me if you thought this was a 100% die cutting free zone! If you don’t own a die cutter or the dies I use here, don’t worry. They’re pretty simple shapes that could still be done freehand if you’re willing to give it a go and a bit of time.
Here’s what you’ll need if you want to have a go at this project:
- Wreath hoop (20cm) - you can find these in my Supplies Store
- Paint (optional), I used a light yellow shade from a tester pot
- Felt in as many colours as you want. I used 9 different flower colours and 3 green base/leaf colours
- 1cm felt balls, I used a mix of yellow and orange shades
- Scalloped circle die (9cm) - mine is a thin ‘nestable’ one that I bought as part of a pack of mixed sizes
- Sizzix ‘Sweet Spring’ die
- Glue gun and sticks
- Ribbon for hanging the wreath
- Ribbon/message for embellishment (optional), as this is a gift I attached a piece of ‘thank you’ ribbon that I picked up in a haberdashery
I’d love to see your makes with this one - tag me on Instagram or Facebook @thehandmadeflorist or use the hashtag #thehandmadefloristmakes
Don’t have time to make an end of term teacher gift? Why not check out my ready-to-buy Teacher Thank You Pots instead?