Fall Flowers Wreath

Designer: Sarah Zimmerman

Announce the arrival of autumn at your front door with a wreath outfitted with a miniature pennant banner.


  • 16″-diameter foam wreath form
  • 212“-wide burlap ribbon
  • Felt: moss green, brown, gold, oatmeal
  • Burlap
  • Yarn: oatmeal
  • Large-eye tapestry needle
  • Artificial berry branches
  • Twine
  • 112“-wide satin ribbon: tan
  • Leaf and Pennant patterns

Cover the Wreath:

Secure the end of the burlap ribbon to the back of the foam wreath form with hot glue. Wrap the burlap ribbon around the wreath form, overlapping the wraps until the entire form is covered. Trim the burlap ribbon end, and glue the end to the back of the form.


Make the Roses and Leaves:

1. Trace the leaf patterns from the download under “Materials” onto white paper; cut out. Cut two large leaves from moss green felt. Cut two large leaves from brown felt. Cut one small leaf from moss green felt. Cut one small leaf from brown felt.

2. Use a running stitch and oatmeal yarn to stitch an outline approximately 14” from the edge of each felt leaf. Hot-glue each leaf to burlap, spacing the shapes at least 12” apart; let dry. Cut around each leaf, leaving a 14” burlap border around each shape.

3. Cut sixteen 2″-diameter circles from gold felt. See our blog here to make felt roses. Make 16 roses, varying the tightness of the rolls to make bigger or smaller roses.


Make the Pennant:

1. Cut four pennant triangles from oatmeal felt using the pattern in “Materials”. Glue each felt pennant inner triangle to burlap, spacing the shapes at least 12” apart; let dry. Cut around each triangle, leaving a 14” burlap border around each shape.

2. Cut four 12″ lengths of twine. Shape and glue each piece of twine into a letter on each felt pennant triangle to spell out the word “fall”; trim the ends.

3. Cut a 36″ length of twine for the pennant hanger. Glue the top edge of each pennant triangle to the hanger to spell out the word “fall.”


Embellish the Wreath:

1. Glue the felt roses to the bottom of the wreath in a tightly packed cluster. Glue one small and two large leaves along each side of the rose cluster.

2. Extend the banner across the center of the wreath, and wrap the twine ends around the wreath sides and to the back. Adjust as needed; trim excess twine ends. Hot-glue the ends to the back of the wreath form.

3. Trim each berry branch to the desired length, and poke the ends into the burlap-covered wreath form along each side of the rose cluster. Bend the branches as desired.

Meet: Kathleen Berlew

meet-kathleen-berlewVisit Kathleen’s blog here.

Also find her here:

Instagram: @kberlew

What types of crafts are your favorite?

Needlework of all kinds—cross-stitch, sewing, embroidery, crochet, knitting.

What colors can’t you get enough of right now?

Fall colors are my favorites, so I use reds, golds, and browns year-round. I also love all shades of blue.

What made/makes you so passionate about crafting?

Everyone in my family is a maker of some sort. It’s second nature for me to always have at least one creative project in process.

If you could craft with any person in the world, living or dead, who would it be and why?

I recently learned that one of my great-grandmothers was a milliner. I would love to make some hats with her!

In one word, how would you describe your crafting style?


Where do you get creative inspiration from?

I’m inspired primarily by nature—flowers, leaves, fruits, vegetables—but I find design ideas pretty much everywhere.

You’re stranded on a desert island. What three craft supplies couldn’t you live without?

Felt, embroidery floss, and a needle. (Scissors would be my fourth item, but if I am limited to three, I’d make a cutting tool out of something on the island.)

Where do you buy your supplies?

Etsy for specialty items. 123stitch.com, Joann Fabric, and Michael’s for fabric, floss, and basic supplies.

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Tote-ally Awesome

toteDesigner: Sherri K. Falls

Turn a ready-made blank totebag into a canvas for a border of colorful fabric scallops and embroidered details.


  • White 13×1312” canvas totebag
  • Water-soluble marking pen
  • Acrylic ruler
  • Assorted fabric scraps: light blue, taupe, orange
  • Lightweight fusible web (such as Steam-a-Seam)
  • Embroidery floss: taupe, orange, light blue
  • Embroidery needle
  • 5 or 6—34“-diameter buttons in colors to match fabrics
  • Sewing thread: white
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Half-moon pattern

1. Lay totebag on work surface with bottom edge folded flat. Using water-soluble marking pen and an acrylic ruler, mark a straight line 334” above bottom folded edge across front of bag. Mark a second straight line 14” below first marked line and a third straight line 58” below first marked line (Diagram 1).


2. Using a pencil, trace the half-moon pattern onto white paper and cut out. Trace pattern six times onto paper side of fusible web, leaving 1″ space between shapes. Leaving about 14” outside the lines, cut around fusible-web shapes.

3. Using an iron and following fusible web manufacturer’s instructions, press two fusible-web pieces onto back of each fabric scrap. Cut out each shape on the lines for a total of six half-moons.

4. Remove paper backing from each half-moon shape. Place shapes along top marked line on bag with straight edges of each shape on the line and the curved side extending above line. Press shapes with an iron (Diagram 2).

5. Using two strands of taupe embroidery floss, blanket-stitch around edges of each half-moon shape.

6. Using the water-soluble marking pen and the ruler, mark a scallop line 14” around the curved portions of each half-moon shape across front of bag.

7. Use six strands of embroidery floss and a running stitch for all embroidery. Stitch scallop line above half-moon shapes with orange embroidery floss. Stitch first line below half-moon shapes with light blue embroidery floss. Stitch second straight line with taupe embroidery floss.

8. Using a water-soluble marking pen and the ruler, center and mark two parallel lines on each strap, spacing them 12” apart. Stitch lines with light blue floss.

9. Using white sewing thread, stitch a button to center of each half-moon shape. If you like, leave a button off a shape to allow fabric print to show.

10. Lightly mist fabric with water to remove visible water-soluble marking pen lines. Let fabric dry. Press dry fabric with an iron set to a no-steam setting.

Yarn-Wrapped Pumpkin

knitted-pumpkinDesigner: Sarah Zimmerman

A miniature pumpkin gets its texture from yarn and burlap for a beautiful fall place setting.


  • 3″-diameter foam ball
  • Serrated knife
  • Chunky yarn: orange (such as Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Pumpkin)
  • 34×1″ cork bottle stopper
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Burlap
  • Textured cardstock: moss green
  • Fine-tip marking pen: black
  • Leaf pattern (download it here)

Assemble the Pumpkin:

1. Use a serrated knife to cut a thin slice off the edge of the foam ball. The flat edge will be the pumpkin bottom.

2. Use a crafts knife or the closed, pointed end of a pair of scissors to hollow out a hole in the top of the ball to fit the narrow end of a cork bottle stopper. Hot-glue a cork bottle stopper into the hole for the stem.

3. Glue the yarn end at the base of the cork. Wrap the yarn around the cork horizontally in a spiral, gluing as you work. Continue to glue and wrap the yarn until the entire ball is covered.

4. Trace leaf pattern onto white paper; cut out. Cut leaf from textured cardstock. Glue cardstock leaf to burlap; trim, leaving 18” burlap border around leaf. Write a name on the leaf using a fine-tip marking pen. Glue leaf to pumpkin top.

How to Make A Felt Rose


Cluster cozy felt for gorgeous roses that make the perfect embellishment for all types of decor!


  • Crafts felt
  • Sharpie marker
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

1. Draw a 2″-diameter circle onto felt.



2. Cut out the felt circle. Cut circle into a spiral.


3. Begin rolling spiral tightly at the center, and use hot glue to hold it together. Roll tightly to make a rose.