Felt Wreaths

Friday, April 19, 2019

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

One of the things I love about Christmas is the decoration that goes up around the house many of which are handmade to tie in with our decorations and styles, after which the rest of the year is spent trying to find an excuse to dress it up again. So with Easter just around the corner I couldn’t wait to use my new Cricut Makerto dive into a project I’ve been building up on my Pinterest pages for years – a felt wreath for spring!

In the design space just search under "felt" and the most gorgeous ideas come up, but we decided to go for the spring wreath.

The colours aren’t strictly spring that we chose but they match some of the accent colours in our house and I hadn’t as yet decided where to hang it. It was incredibly easy to get started – you just select continue from the design space and everything appears ready and waiting.

We couldn’t find felt that fitted the 12 by 12 so we easily adjusted the design mat to fit our felt sizes. We did need to hunt out acrylic felt in the menu for cutting and after a quick change to the rotary the blade the cutting through the felt was smooth and detailed and clear.

We didn’t need to stabilise the felt first with the cutting mat which personally I rather liked and the detail that was cut through the felt by the blade was amazing. 

Where we had tried with the wrong blade and with scissors in the past the felt was stretched and shredded at the edges so details in metal and leaf shape were missed. 

Not so with the rotary cutter – I’ve fallen in love with and will be using this pretty much nonstop over the summer!

Once the felt was cut it took seconds with a glue gun to layer the petals and a push down on them shaped and curved the petals and leaves up. For my first attempt I rather think this looks great and I think my house will now forever be decorated with the seasons and special events!

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