I started off with a green floral foam wreath. I wrapped it in strips of fabric, periodically hot gluing it to keep it in place. I then attached little green acorns in place with hot glue, gluing in small sections at a time. I got the acorns on Christmas clearance from Michaels... but I am sure you can find something similar to use in the floral/crafting section. I have also seen wreaths made with split peas, lima beans and even popcorn kernels! All of those would work as well.
I wanted the fabric base to show so I glued most of the acorns down just on the front. On the outside, I glued the acorns in a triangle pattern. I was going for the look of a star or bunting but it kinda looks more like creepy fingers to me. :)
The wreath was looking pretty good at this point... but nothing special. I decided it needed a little something else. I looked up how to make fabric rosette flowers on Google and found a great tutorial here. Before I wrapped my flowers, I "hemmed" my strips of fabric with hot glue.
To add a little more contrast with color, I took some brown ribbon with green polka dots and folded them into triangles... kind of like how you fold a flag. I used my handy hot glue gun to keep the "leaves" in place.
I used the same brown ribbon as my hanger. I used a straight sewing pin with a little dab of hot glue to keep it in place on the back.
And voila! I noticed several stings of hot glue so to remedy that problem, I took my hair dryer to it.
A perfect green wreath for upcoming St. Patty's day, the coming of spring (and later on, fall)... or the perfect welcome to the Man Cave. :)
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