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
- 21⁄2“-wide burlap ribbon
- Felt: moss green, brown, gold, oatmeal
- Yarn: oatmeal
- Large-eye tapestry needle
- Artificial berry branches
- 11⁄2“-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 1⁄4” from the edge of each felt leaf. Hot-glue each leaf to burlap, spacing the shapes at least 1⁄2” apart; let dry. Cut around each leaf, leaving a 1⁄4” 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 1⁄2” apart; let dry. Cut around each triangle, leaving a 1⁄4” 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.