Walking through Michael’s looking for wooden plaques (for another craft I’ll share soon) I came across this fall inspired ribbon and knew I had to make a Felt Flower Ribbon Wreath. For no other reason than it would be beautiful! And it is! One of my favorite crafts that came from out of no where and it’s easy too.
During the video I kept calling this a Fall Harvest Wreath but upon further research that name didn’t seem to fit anymore. So let pretend I call this craft a Felt Flower Ribbon Wreath the whole time! Fall was my inspiration but it can be made for any occasion, season or colors that make you happy. I’d love to see what you create; please tag me on Instagram or Pinterest (@home.marisa)!
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- Bundle of mixed or scrap ribbon
- 10 inch thick floral hoop – foam floral hoop or other alternative
- Felt for your felt flowers
- Buttons for Poppy Felt Flower
- 12 – 24 inches of Twine for hanging
Felt Flower How To Tutorials
- Chrysanthemum Felt Flower
- Elegant Rose Felt Flower
- Pom Pom Felt Flower
- Poppy Felt Flower
- Ranunculus Felt Flower
- Ruffled Rose Felt Flower
- Starburst Dahlia Felt Flower
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How to Make a Felt Flower Ribbon Wreath
- 1 Pair of scissors
- 1 Hot glue gun with glue
- 1 bundle mixed ribbon any color(s)
- 1 piece 10 inch thick floral hoop foam floral hoop or other alternative
- 1 piece twine 12 – 24 inches; to hang the felt flower ribbon wreath
- 1 sheet felt per flower any color(s)
- 1 piece button 1 large button or 3 small buttons clustered for the poppy felt flower
- Make 10 – 12 felt flowers of your choice. Tutorials are listed above for seven easy DIY felt flowers.1 sheet felt per flower1 sheet felt per flower, 1 piece button
Fall Ribbon Wreath
- Gather your bundle of ribbon and floral hoop.1 bundle mixed ribbon1 bundle mixed ribbon, 1 piece 10 inch thick floral hoop
- Turn on hot glue gun with glue stick.
- Place a dab of hot glue onto the floral hoop and attach one end of the ribbon. Allow the glue to dry and wrap the ribbon around the hoop.
- Wrap the ribbon around the hoop so there are gaps for other pieces of ribbon to sit.
- Place another dab of glue at the end of the ribbon to secure it to the floral hoop.
- Keep adding ribbon to the floral hoop alternating the direction and changing the frequency of wraps so the hoop is fully covered.
- Look for any gaps and wrap additional ribbon until the hoop is covered.
- Let's add the twine so we can hang the felt flower ribbon wreath. Tie the twine together in a knot at the length you want to hang it at. Place the ribbon wreath on top of the twine so the knot of the twine is in the center of the wreath.1 piece twine1 piece twine
- Loop the knot over the opposite folded end of the twine and pull it tight. Now you can hang the wreath!
- Let's plot out where to hot glue the felt flowers.
- Once you have the figuration that you like, start hot gluing all the felt flowers.
- There you go, your felt flower ribbon wreath is all done! Great job! Enjoy!
What Can Be Composted From This Felt Flower Ribbon Wreath?
If your felt and ribbon are made of organic materials, like wool or silk, you can compost the scraps. Thick heavy pieces of felt don’t compost well but if your pieces are small or thin throw them in there.
Let’s talk about the foam flower hoop and the impact on environment. First, foam floral hoops are plastic. Plastic breaks down to microplastics and contaminate our waterways and planet. It is unknown how long plastics actually take to biodegrade. The estimates have been up to 500 years according to this WWF article.
Let’s take a look at some facts from a National Geographic article (2019):
“Plastics by the numbers
Some key facts:
- Half of all plastics ever manufactured have been made in the last 15 years.
- Production increased exponentially, from 2.3 million tons in 1950 to 448 million tons by 2015. Production is expected to double by 2050.
- Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic waste escapes into the oceans from coastal nations. That’s the equivalent of setting five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the world.
- Plastics often contain additives making them stronger, more flexible, and durable. But many of these additives can extend the life of products if they become litter, with some estimates ranging to at least 400 years to break down.”
Thinking about the impact that plastic has on the environment is overwhelming. According to the EPA’s website, “More than 35 million tons of plastics were generated in the United States in 2018, which was about 12 percent of the waste stream. Only 8.7 percent of plastics were recycled in 2018. Some types of plastics are recycled much more than others. Most community recycling programs accept some, but not all, types of plastics.”
What Can You Do?
Look for alternatives that will provide the same effect and let me know in the comments or tag me on social what you find. I’d love to hear and see what it is! The foam floral hoop that I suggest for this craft is made from recycled plastic which is a start! The actual foam floral hoop I use in this craft is from Michael’s and one that I’ve had for over 10 years. At the time I didn’t think eco-consciencely about my purchase but I could never part with it because I didn’t know what to do with it. Now it is a beautiful Felt Flower Ribbon Wreath!
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