I've been seeing lots of really cool yarn and felt wreaths all over the internet lately and decided to make one myself for Fall. I made this one last year right before Christmas and loved the way it turned out. So I took a trip to the craft store to buy my supplies. All I needed was yarn, embroidery thread, felt, and a wreath form. I really like alternative seasonal colors, so instead of reaching for the more typical yellow and orange I found this dusty purple yarn and thought it would look great with olive green, blues, yellows and grays.
I settled on an oak leaf theme and got to work hand-cutting the oak leaf shapes from the felt. I cut all of the leaves free-hand and I thought it was fitting since no two leaves in nature are exactly the same! I cut out some large leaves and smaller leaves in contrasting colors so I can layer them and stitch them together. I separated out two strands of embroidery floss of and did simple backstitch where the leaf veins would be. I used embroidery floss with some contrast on the leaves, so the stitching would pop.
I cut and sewed leaves in every different color combination I could think of and kept a few singles. I also did a few with a reverse vein pattern. So all that was left was deciding on a layout and gluing everything down with a low-temp glue gun. I tied it off with two layers of ribbon and it's complete!
This festive little fella is now living on my front door. Happy Fall, everyone!