Is there anything more perfect for summer decorating than a little red, white, and blue? We love it-and a 4th of July wreath is absolutely perfect for showing that Patriotic spirit! We’re excited to show you how to make it today!
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This petal wreath is definitely not a new idea for us, we have made a few different versions of it and loved them all. Check out the burlap petal wreath HERE, the heart shaped petal wreath HERE. We even did a 4th of July version (HERE), and decided to offer it as a craft night and kit option, so this tutorial is more detailed than our previous tutorial. If you are interested in hosting a craft night with us or purchasing a kit to make this even easier, click HERE. 🙂
Let’s get down to business!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1/4 yard of white felt
- 1/4 yard of red felt
- 1/4 yard of blue felt
- straight pins (size 20 – 1.25 inch)
- 12 inch foam wreath form
- rotary cutter and mat
1/4 yard of each color will give you plenty of extra’s.
We have tried multiple sizes of straight pins and determined this size works the best. We found them at Walmart for only $1 a box. Okay, gather up your felt squares, your wreath form and your pins (we plan on about 72 pins per wreath, give or take a few).
How to make it:
Start with a red square. Fold it corner to corner, making a triangle.
Now fold the right bottom corner to the center corner.Fold the left bottom corner to meet the other two points, make sure the points overlap. It will look like a petal. Now push a pin through the overlapping corners and press into the wreath form. This is why the corners need to overlap, the pin needs to go through all three corners. This is the technique you’ll use for the entire wreath.Repeat the fold on another square of felt and pin it in front of the first petal, just enough to cover the pin on that first petal.
Spacing is really important with this wreath, if you place the petals too tight the wreath gets too squishy and doesn’t look as good or hold up as well. It also makes the next couple steps more challenging if the petals are too close. Last, and probably the biggest problem with spacing them too tight is you’ll run out of squares, and we really don’t want that! So when in doubt, space them out! 🙂
Pin two red, and two white until you have eight sections (four red, four white). Be sure you pin the petals in the center of the wreath as you work your way around. Now pin in the blue. You’ll do 5 or 6 blue petals.
Perfect! You have laid the foundation for the whole rest of the wreath! It’s time to start filling it in. Pin folded petals in between all the others, pointing them outward; and in the coordinating color of course. 😉 Here it is with all the outside petals pinned. Now do the same thing, but around the inside of the wreath. Here it is all filled in! It’s done!
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