Buttons Galore & More / Poppystamps Blog Hop

Hello!!! Are you hopping  with us today?  If so, you should have arrived here from Marybeth Lopez’s blog Marybeth’s Time for Paper.  If you’d like to start at the beginning and get all the details on the hop, visit the Poppystamps  or the Buttons Galore and More for more info.

My project features wool blend felt cut using Poppystamps Stitched Bloom Trio Dies along with Buttons Galore & More Berrylicious Color Blend buttons. Together with a 5″ wood embroidery hoop, a bit lace, and some glue, I put together this sweet little floral wall decor piece.

Ready to see more designs made with products from both these amazing companies?  The next stop on the hop is Nancy Penir’s Artful-Notions .

Before you go, please leave me a comment.  There’s some blog candy up for grabs and you have to comment to win!   Winners will be selected randomly from comments on blogs on this hop. You have until 11:00 PM  US EST on October 1 to leave a comment to enter to win.  Winners will be announced on October 2.

Here’s a complete hop list for your convenience:

Michele K. Henderson

May Flaum

Jeanne Jachna

Lorrie McCullers

Marybeth Lopez

Anaya Whye *That’s ME*

Nancy Penir

Connie Mercer

Jennifer Svare

Kelli Stradling

Robin Tharaldson

Rebecca Keppel

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Felt and Poinsettia Wreath

Happy Labor Day! I have been doing some cleaning, reorganizing, and of course… buying. There is a going out of business sale at a local fabric store and I just had to stop in, TWICE! There were really great deals on zippers and I picked up a ton of upholstery fabric samples. Also, I bought possibly too much red felt so I decided to get started on a project.

These dies are My Favorite Things POINSETTIA. I have used this set before on several other projects.  I highly recommend them! They work well for flowers for any occasion, not just Christmas!
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During my cleanup I discovered a couple of wreaths I didn’t remember wrapping. Here’s the one I picked. It is a super chunky white yarn. I have started exclusively using straw wreaths and chunky yarn to wrap my wreaths. This wreath measures 8″.

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Now here’s the fun part if you’d like to follow along. All you will need is:

Cut 10 large flowers and 20 small flowers.  Stack two small flowers on top of the larger flower and place three pins in the center. Be sure to push the pins securely in the wreath. poinsettiawreath03

It should begin to look something like this–poinsettiawreath04

It looks pretty cool with just the three, so you may get the urge to stop here. I decided to keep going. The size of your wreath will of course determine how many flowers you will ultimately need. Be sure to adjust your supplies accordingly. Here is my final result!

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So my holiday project is complete. I hope you will give it a try. If you have any suggestions on what I can do with my remaining mountain of red felt, drop a comment 😉

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