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

chevron wreath supplies familybringsjoy.com

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!

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Easy Crafting With Foil

I’m very excited to share this super cute and easy owl craft.

Supplies You Will Need:

You’ll also need cotton swabs {q-tips} & black shoe polish

1. Draw or choose an owl {or anything you want to create.}  We found our owls here.

2. Tape your owl to some card board or chip board.  The card board/chip board helps form the indentions for a later step.

This is my Daughter’s owl in progress

3. Cover the lines with white glue.  I think the tacky glue would work better but ours was too thick {old} so we used what we had on hand…regular white glue.

Looks like this after the glue dries

Tip: Let dry a full 24 hours

4. After the glue has dried completely, cover the entire owl page with stick glue.

5. Add foil.

6. Press and smooth.

7. Use a cotton swab to go around the hard glue lines.

8. Use a blunt pencil to accentuate the lines by following around the hard glue lines.

9. With a blunt pencil add design to the blank spaces.  This is why you need the card board…to help create the indentions.  I made swirls, circles and lines.

10. Add black shoe polish and immediately wipe with an old cloth.

Tip: The shoe polish dries fast!

Can you believe this is made out of glue, foil and black shoe polish?  I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t done it myself.  It’s like magic!  There are endless possibilities to using this craft.  I love how this turned out!  What do you think?

I cut the owl down and added a piece of pretty scrapbook paper to it.

I had the perfect shadow box for my new piece of art I bought from Ikea.

Voila!  My shadow box is highlighted on my pre-Fall mantel {I’m not ready for the orange & fall colors yet.}

I learned how to do this via Make It… a Wonderful Life.  This art teacher gives a wonderful tutorial.  I decided I would give my own tips and tricks to this craft from doing it myself.  She begins her tutorial by teaching you how to transfer a drawing to card board.  I was happy to learn how to do this without using carbon paper.  We tried it, but it didn’t work for us. 🙁  So I skipped the transfer step {in case you were wondering why there was pencil shading over the drawing.}

Display & Enjoy Your Creations,