I love seeing the Christmas flower, the poinsettia, everywhere this time of year. This holiday season my crafting vision was to make a wreath celebrating this flower’s beauty from simple natural materials.
I started with a store bought cardboard form, a strip of burlap, and thick wool felt.
I machine stitched a line down the center of each petal, although in retrospect I could have skipped this step. When I began hand sewing the petals together, I discovered that the flower came together best when I sewed each layer of five petals together separately, and then attached the three layers together. I added a few green leaves. For the yellow flower centers, I pinched off small pieces of wool roving and rolled them between my fingers . I used two squares of the red wool to make three flowers.
Then I decided on the flower placement that appealed to me and attached the flowers to the burlap wreath with wire. I added a burlap bow and a rustic red and white plaid bow on top for additional decoration.