Chevron Wreath Tutorial Including Videos

chevron wreath pattern familybringsjoy.comFirst up, you’ll need a template.  Click here to print your template on card stock.  If you missed yesterday’s post with photos of wreaths, you can see them at the end of this post.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • pool noodle and heavy duty shipping tape to make the wreath form
  • scissors (not shown in photo)
  • felt sheets of however many colors you want (see below for how many)
  • hot glue gun
  • above template

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I decided to make a tutorial video for this.  There are 3 parts or 3 videos to the tutorial.  Here’s my disclaimer…It was me, my camera and tripod.  Unfortunately, there will be times where you might not see what I’m referring to {mainly in part 2.}  Please don’t hold that against me. 😉  Hopefully you’ll still be able to understand.

If you don’t glue the chevron pieces too close together you will need 4 sheets of felt of 2 colors {total of 8 sheets, 4 of each color} and 3 sheets of felt for 3 colors {total of 9 sheets, 3 of each color.}  If you like the chevron pieces to not be spaced out as much, then you will need to cut more pieces.  The tracing and cutting process is what takes the longest.  I allotted an hour for this class but should have allotted at least an hour and a half or maybe two hours.

 felt chevron pieces for wreath familybringsjoy.com

 

beginning of chevron wreath familybringsjoy.com

I apologize profusely for the horrible clicking sound in the background of the video. I found it rather annoying myself.  It is the sound my camera makes when it is auto focusing.  I didn’t realize you would be able to hear that.  I now know to turn off the auto focus before videoing.  So sorry…hope you can overlook that, if not, feel free to mute the volume.  Oh and the chime you hear occasionally was my phone notifying me of a text. 😉

Again, here are my chevron wreaths finished hung up in our home:

pink and white chevron wreath familybringsjoy.com smaller size

blue and white chevron wreath familybringsjoy.com

Tomorrow I’m sharing photos from the class with all the different wreaths everyone made.  They turned out super cute!  Thanks for joining me for this tutorial.  I hope you have fun making one.  Let me know if you have any questions.  I’m off to pick up kids from school.  Have a beautiful day!

Beautify for less,

Stringed Heart Sculpture

stringed heart sculpture familybringsjoy.com Today I am ecstatic to share with you my latest creation.  I call it a Stringed Heart Sculpture.  I was blessed with the opportunity to teach this craft at a local boutique on Saturday.

Supplies you’ll need:

– wood. I used 16″ x 16″

– paint.

– string. I used hot pink braided mason line from Lowe’s.

– nails. I used box nails size 4D x 1 1/2

– painters tape.

Instructions:

1. Paint the board. On the second heart I added a border by mixing pink paint and Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax.

2. Cut out a heart the size you want.

3. Tape it where you want it on the board.

4. Add dots onto the paper heart where you want your nails to go.

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5. Hammer nails onto dots.

6. Gently tear off paper and tape.

7. Tie a knot with the string on the bottom nail. Wrap the string around each nail to outline the heart.

8. Cross over to other nails however you want.  Wrap around each nail again until all nails have been wrapped around at least once or as much as you want.  Be creative, there is no pattern.

Here are some photos from the class:

Stringed Heart Sculpture Class1 familybringsjoy.com

Some class members did smaller hearts.  There were a few who placed the hearts at an angle as well.

Stringed Heart Sculpture Class2 familybringsjoy.com

The long haired blonde you see above was very creative and strung hers in a striped fashion.  I was glad to find out she was an art teacher AFTER the class was over.  Not one sculpture looked like another.  That’s what I love about this.  Everyone’s was unique!

Stringed Heart Sculpture Class3 familybringsjoy.com

The short haired blonde you see above with me is the very sweet lady who invited me to teach this class at her boutique.  She is also my professional photographer who has taken our family’s portraits for 6 years.  We are planning on holding one adult and one kids craft class every month.  I am so grateful for this opportunity.  I look forward to meeting and making new friends while creating together.

Idea credit: Green Wedding Shoes

Crafts bring joy,