i got on the plane at laguardia laden with a big, colorful wreath. heavy with anticipation. okay not really about the anticipation part. but i did lug the thing from nyc to carmel, ca to give to my mom during our visit. (read part one of making for mom here if you missed it.)
i enjoyed making this wreath so much that i almost forgot about the giving part. i spent fewer hours veging out on the sofa watching episodes of downton abbey and the walking dead and more time listening to music while snipping felt circles on the dining room table, mixing and mingling colors, playing. it was fun to play.
i bought eco felt from harts fabric in bright colors and a 36″ metal dowel that was 1/8″ in diameter, which i bent carefully into a circle. i then bent the last 3/8″ of one end of the dowel back on itself with pliers.
i traced circles from a food storage container and cut out hundreds of pieces of felt. this time ’round i cut the circles of felt a little less carefully than i did for the independence day version. the result is an organic meandering of colors that has a lot of life.
i snipped holes in the centers of the felt circles and threaded them in no particular order on the metal ring.
once the ring was filled with circles (sore hands!), i bent back the other end of the rod and hooked the two ends together.
my mom and i hung the wreath on her wall together. i think she likes it.