Monday, 17 October 2016

Woodland Wreath Decoration

Hello there :)

On the run up to Christmas my brain starts buzzing with ideas for gifts and decor projects I'd like to make but as always, most never see the light of day!! I have, however, followed through with one for today's project.... I've used the new Woodland Basics dies from Wplus9 to make a wreath decoration for the Christmas tree....

The dies are fabulous as they're able to span from Autumn into Winter and I wanted to try something seasonal using material scraps. I started by cutting a wreath shape in brown felt with a 3¼" and a 1¾" circle die and used blanket stitch to join them together on the inner seam first.

I added small rolls of cotton wool as stuffing for a more rounded look, before blanket stitching around the outside edge. The leaves are cut from scraps of material that are backed with interfacing (left over from another project) the dies did require a few passes through the Bigshot with a cardboard shim to make a clean cut. The cone is part material and part patterned paper for the contrast in colours... the dark paper overlay also helped to stiffen the fabric. The berries are cut from red felt and are backed with a small piece of white card.

I drew in some faint woodgrain on the wreath with a pen and attached the foliage using hot glue.... I'm quite pleased how it turned out and will definitely make more and use the bird instead of the cone on some :)

If you don't fancy sewing, you can always make your wreath flat and sandwich a piece of card between the layers to help stiffen the circle, this would be a great activity to use with fun foam or felt for Children to make on the run up to Christmas.


Thanks for stopping by :)
Jenny x


  1. This is so creative and really looks amazing! Great idea and very seasonal. Awesome inspiration Jenny :)

  2. This is lovely! I do like to stretch my stamps and dies by usinf on fabrics and felt - makes me feel less guilty about making so few cards!!! Thanks for this great idea Jenny!

  3. What a great way to stretch your dies, and with such a wonderful result. Thanks for the inspiration!


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