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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Gingerbread & Candy Cane Wreath with Vegan Felt

I really love crafting and creating. Oh, about 20 years ago, I started making these cute wreaths with felt. To my surprise, the felt I had been using all along is already vegan. It's made with recycled plastic. How awesome is that. 

Here is what you will need:
1 styrofoam wreath about 12" in diameter
2 sheets white eco-fi felt
2 sheets brown eco-fi felt
3 sheets green eco-fi felt
1 package red rick rack
white puffy paint
red puffy paint
polyfil polyester filling

gingerbread man and candy cane pattern

You can copy and paste these patterns to word and enlarge them. Then trace onto cardboard. 

Trace the gingerbread pattern onto the brown felt four times. Pin to the other sheet of brown felt. Cut, glue sides together with hot glue. Leave an opening at the head, stuff with the poly fil and then hot glue closed. With the puffy paint, add face, buttons, stripes on arms and legs. Let dry for several hours. 

Do the same for the candy canes. You will need four of these too. 

With the green felt, cut into strips about 1 1/2" to 2" on the long side. Hot glue the strips together at the short end making one very long strip of felt. 

Carefully wrap the wreath with the green felt. You should have a couple inches extra. Hot glue the end to the wreath. 

Take the red rick rack and wrap around the green felt in the opposite direction making about a 2" space. You should have about a four inch piece remaining. Use that to make a hanger on the back of the wreath. Hot glue that down too. 

Position the gingerbread men and candy cane's on the wreath how you would like them to look. Once you are satisifed, hot glue those down too. 

And you are done. I really recommend watching the video for tips and tricks and for a better understanding of my madness.  

Please let me know if you have any questions and if you need any help. 

Thank you!!

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