Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Super Simple & Easy Triangle Wreath Tutorial
I recently made a really simple & easy fall inspired wreath, but the pictures in the post really don’t do it justice. Basement apartment + no windows/no natural light + no flash = no good. I actually was going to just skip this post, but I figured I’d post it because it at least shows you guys how to do a triangle felt wreath, or what Travis likes to call, the “Dragon Wreath”. (He thinks it looks like a dragon.) All you need to make a triangle felt wreath is a bunch of felt sheets, hot glue, a wreath form & scissors.
Start cutting your felt into triangles. I usually cut two sheets at once and I also usually cut out one triangle and then use that one as a template to cut the rest, but sometimes I accidentally use my template, and have to cut another one. (I’ve looked around for felt cutting machines, so this step is faster, but I haven’t found anything that would work well without risking the machine breaking, so if you know of something that is not discontinued like the Sizzle, please let me know!)
Then you want to grab your wreath form and plug in that hot glue gun! (You’re going to use A LOT of hot glue for this project!) I always use the floral green wreaths, they seem to be the sturdiest.
Once you have a good amount of triangles cut out, put a line of hot glue around a section of the wreath, and then put your triangles on that hot glue like the picture below:
After you have done the above step, you want to add another line of hot glue, but put it ontop of the triangles you just glued down, and then fill in the gaps, like so:
Once you have filled in the gaps, you can start on your next row. I usually do a line about a half inch about the last one, but you can go closer if you’d like.
You then just keep repeating the three last steps, all the way around the wreath. Here is what a small section would look like:
And here the wreath is about half-way done. Just keep gluing and gluing, and try not to burn your fingers!
Once you are done gluing your triangles, it will look like this:
Meanwhile, what are Travis & Coco doing while I’m gluing & gluing? Playing with my orange ribbons of course…
I wanted to make this tutorial really simple & easy to understand, but I still wanted to use my wreath, so I grabbed a pre-made bow from Michael’s craft store, and stuck it on the wreath for some fall-ness.
& of course, while I’m taking pictures of my wreath, I look down and see this… “Are you done yet Mom? I’d like to go to bed.”
Now time to brainstorm Halloween wreaths, I’m thinking that I’m going to do an all black one from felt, but using circles, like I did with my Saint Patrick’s Day wreath. :)