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It may seem a little trivial, but one of the things I’m looking forward to in our new home is having a pretty front door. Our front door now isn’t bad, but it has a big metal screen door on it. We only have five windows total in this halfplex, so we needed to be able to keep the door open for a breeze when it’s nice out — and keep the pests from coming in!
Our new house has far more windows, so we can keep the front door screen-less. I’m going to paint it a fabulous color. In the meantime, I borrowed my friend Amy’s beautiful door for these photos.
All of that is to say, of course, I get to make and hang wreaths! Yay!
And now it’s FOOTBALL SEASON!
I’ve been a 49ers fan since birth. I think it was yelled into me by my dad, who went wild when Dwight Clark caught the Catch from Joe Montana and woke my infant-self up from a nap, much to the chagrin of my mom. Ever since then, I’ve been a big fan of the Niners, and I’ve been to more than a dozen games because my dad had season tickets for years. Such good memories of going to games with him! I thought I’d make a wreath to show our red and gold pride.
How did I do it? Well, I started with some felt flowers and went from there.
How to Make Simple Felt Flowers
There are about a thousand tutorials for how to make felt flowers, but here’s my quick and dirty version. I’ve been making these felt flowers forevah. I have no idea where I learned in the first place.
Take something round and draw a circle using a disappearing ink pen on some craft felt. I used the lid to one of those three-wick candles I can’t resist from Bath and Body Works. This one smelled like cookies.
Cut your circle. I used my trusty Havel’s serrated scissors, which I’m constantly recommending here. I love them times ten. The serration make them super grippy on the felt.
Then, cut a spiral. No need to be perfect. I aim for about half an inch thick. I like it to be a little off since that adds texture to the flower once you start rolling it.
I like to trim off the tail before I start rolling — it just makes it easier for me to get it going.
Then start rolling from the outside in! I try to keep the bottom as flat as I can.
Once you get to the end, you’ll be left with a little center bit that makes a perfect base for the flower.
Glue it down using a hot glue gun or a bit of quick dry tacky glue.
Boom. A flower.
Assembling the Wreath
I started by spray painting a grapevine wreath with Rustoleum Pure Gold. I love this color. It’s not brassy at all.
Then I glued on fifteen or so felt flowers to the bottom right of the wreath, using my hot glue gun.
I wanted to add a little football, but couldn’t find one in any local store. Then I realized I had a Cricut Explore! Five minutes later, I had a little paper football. It was a design in their Design Space Image Library. It was so simple it’s ridiculous.
I also added a little chalkboard that reads “Quest For 6!” The Niners have won five Super Bowls — let’s make it six this year!
To make the logo, I found one online and asked the Cricut Design Space to cut it for me. I didn’t do anything to the file and the Cricut Design Space was able to convert it perfectly on the first try. It cut the four layers on colored card stock, and I assembled it using spray glue. I am SO IMPRESSED with how this turned out. Mind blown, Cricut.
Using A LOT of hot glue, I adhered a loop of ribbon to the back of the wreath, and glued the logo to the ribbon. I cut little swallowtails into the ribbon for fanciness.
I love how it turned out. Can’t wait to hang this on our new door to let our neighbors see our 49er pride!
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