Hello, October! We’re wearing our sweaters and plaid flannel, enjoying pumpkin spice lattes and farmers markets, cheering on our favorite football teams and applauding another fun Fall creation from crew member Alison Osborn.
Now that October has cast its magic spell, our gardens are bright with dahlias, camellias, and chrysanthemums, so my autumn wreath features some fanciful versions of these fall flowers.
Supplies Used – Canvas Corp:
- Ticking Fabric Black
- Ticking Fabric Orange
- Orange & Ivory Tile Reverse
- Haunt It: Spooky Diamonds on Ivory
- Black & White Mini Dot Reverse
- 12×12 Canvas Sheet – Orange
- 12×12 Burlap Sheet – Orange
- Tags & Ties Triangle – Chalkstock
- Mini Clothespins – Orange (25 pieces)
- Cord – Waxed Cotton Orange 45’
Other Materials: Straw wreath, grey and black felt, large black and small orange buttons, pins and wooden alphabet letters
Tools used: Hot-glue gun and scissors
Begin by wrapping ¾ of the straw wreath (available in craft stores), with black ticking strips, 2 inches wide. Take care that the stripes are running vertically. Wrap additional sections with the orange canvas and burlap, black felt and orange ticking fabric.
Next, you’ll fashion your fabric flowers from the various materials using Sizzix Bigz Flower 3d and Sizzix Bigz Flower Layers #2 Dies. There are also rolled paper roses and handmade felt loopy florals. If you don’t own a Sizzix, there are floral templates available online and you can use many of the burlap flowers that Canvas Corp has to offer.
To create the flag banner, glue the alphabet letters to the 6 triangle Chalkstock tags. Secure the cord with buttons on each side of the wreath. For this, I wrapped the cord around the wreath a few times, and then threaded it through the button to secure. Next, arrange and glue the flowers to the wreath and attach the banner to cord with mini clothespins.
I have to agree with Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables who said, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Let’s Fall into fun!
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