Did y'all know that Kunin® Brand Felt recycles tens of thousands of plastic bottles every year to create their Craft Cuts Felt Sheets and Felt Yardage? Well, they absolutely do, and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with them for the past five years. My Upcycled Rainbow Scrap Wreath with Kunin Felt is a bright and colorful project to celebrate Earth Day! I am sharing today as part of the Team Creative Crafts Recycled Crafts Edition, so stop back by on Saturday to see all of the creative inspiration!
How to Make an Upcycled Rainbow Scrap Wreath
This week I am co-hosting Team Creative Crafts – Recycled Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Laura Kelly Designs and Ann from Bella Crafts Publishing. Featuring FUN recycled craft projects from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity AND stop back tomorrow and Saturday to see what everyone has created!
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Here's what you need to make a Wreath from Felt Scraps:
- Kunin Classic Felt Craft Sheets 9” by 12” – Red, Yellow, Orange, Neon Green, Apple Green, Lagoon, Cadet Blue, Fuchsia, Candy Pink, Lemon Frost, Light Blue, Minty, Bright Lilac, Orchid, Purple, Cadet Blue, Peacock Blue, Brilliant Blue, Shocking Pink OR any colors you have on hand!
- Wooden Embroidery Hoop – 10″
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
Here's how to create a Rainbow Wreath from Scraps of Felt:
Did you ever wonder what five years of collecting bits, pieces and scraps of Kunin Brand Felt looks like? Well, just like this giant bin in the center of my studio. I never throw anything away, because when I do, then that's exactly when I will need it. Does this happen to you too?
To begin the Upcycled Rainbow Scrap Wreath, gather all supplies. Remove the label from the embroidery hoop. Organize all of the colors of the Kunin® Classic™ Felt scraps. I used ALL of the colors I had, but this wreath would be fun to do in rainbow order or even ombre.
For this project, I used the 9″ width of the Kunin® Classic™ Felt Craft Cuts, so I made a stack of bits and pieces that were big enough. Randomly cut the scraps of felt into strips, some skinny and some fat, with scissors. For this 10″ hoop I cut approximately 100 strips from my scrap felt.
Start tieing the strips of Kunin® Classic™ Felt around the embroidery hoop in double knots. Use the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock marks as a starting point. Continue working around the entire hoop, pushing the strips together to get as many tied on as possible. The more scrap strips tied onto the hoop the fluffier the wreath will be. To finish the Upcycled Rainbow Scrap Wreath, tie a ribbon hanger onto the screw at the top of the embroidery hoop.
Quick and Easy Upcycled Rainbow Scrap Wreath
I hope you will use my Upcycled Rainbow Scrap Wreath with Kunin Felt as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR earth-friendly craftiness. Mini embroidery hoops tied with scraps of felt would make perfect napkin rings or even ornaments.
Now it’s time for some INSPIRATION!
Below are more upcycled and recycled projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Team Creative Crafts – RECYCLED CRAFTS Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by Saturday for all the super cool projects!
First up is Laura from Laura Kelly Designs who has created Hand Painted DIY Rainsticks from Recycled Paper Towel Tubes. I love the bright rainbow colors she has used. Click through to see how she made the rainstick noise, it's BRILLIANT!
Ann with Bella Crafts Publishing has created elegant but super easy Paper Flowers that can be transformed into so many projects including these lovely napkin rings. Recycle all types of paper to make these flowers, Ann shows you how!
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Remember, today is day two! So, stop back by Saturday for more creativity. I promise you won't be disappointed, but rather inspired! And, check out Day One of Creative Crafts Recycled Crafts.
Thanks for stopping by!