Tutorial: Easy DIY Team Wreath


I've seen team-inspired wreaths on Pinterest and Etsy. They are cute, but can be VERY pricey. Hello, Etsy shop owners? I am not going to drop $80 for a door decoration. I made mine for a total of about $8.30. That's more like it. I'd rather spend the rest of my hypothetical $80 here or here.

This tutorial is super easy. I made it the other night during a severe bout of pregnancy-induced insomnia, partially brought on because Netflix has added the most recent season of Parks and Rec. My tutorial pictures are HORRIBLE because lighting in my apartment at night is not bright at night (energy saving bulbs, FTW!... according to my husband). But hopefully you can get the gist of how to make the flowers, which are easy, but require the most time.

Firstly, I suppose you need to pick what team you want to represent on your wreath. BYU was a no-brainer: this is rivalry week. The Holy War. We, on the right side, must draw the line, make our loyalties shine bright and clear (especially when you live in Ute territory). I went to Hobby Lobby and got scrap fabric (the cotton for the flowers + the tulle) for a total of about $4.00. The fabric for the blue flowers ended up, to my horror, of being a giant picture of a snowman in a snowstorm. But there was enough blue around the green trees and snowman to make the blue flowers. Which was nice, because that whole yard of fabric was only a $1!

So get your fabric and trace circles. I did two sizes- the bigger flowers are the size of my cereal bowls. The smaller ones were the size of one of Isla's toy rings. I made 8 big flowers and 8 little flowers.

These are SO EASY. Cut out the circle. Stitch around the edge. And pull the thread through until you have a flower. You might need to adjust how the circle lays before you put a few stitches in the middle to hold it in place. Repeat this until you have as many flowers as you want. And that's IT. SO. EASY. I whipped out 16 flowers in about two episodes of Parks and Rec.

I used a glue gun to put it all together. I glued about 3-4 flowers at a time, and then glued it to the wreath. Arrange it anyway you want.

The letters are from Hobby Lobby and were about $1.40 a piece, which I painted white. I had buttons and pearls that are just glued on (pearls from Isla pulling and breaking some necklaces) and the wreath already (which was only $3 from Walmart). So I just spent money on the fabric and letters.

I wrapped tulle around the wreath so the letters would stick better. Extra tulle went to the bow at top.
And there you go. Easy-to-make flowers + wooden letters= a cute team wreath for the Fall.

Pregnancy update coming tomorrow on Monday! (I have sugar cookies to make & frost, a house to clean, laundry to do, and anniversary weekend to go on withOUT a baby!!!, and a football game to make goodies for... so, yeah, Super Busy Syndrome this weekend). I will debut my official "baby bump" at 22 weeks.

12 comments :

  1. This was really helpful! I've been wanting to make a wreath for our house, but like you said, it gets pretty pricey. Thanks for the tutorial for us poor people who still want our homes to look cute.

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  2. So cute! Just love those easy peasy flowers. My college colors are brown and gold, though, so they might make an ugly wreath!

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  3. I think the lighting came out fine. :) The wreath is really pretty and the instructions are great.

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  4. I LOVE the yo yo wreath...did I say LOVE? So cute, and so inspired to make one! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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  5. I love this!! What a great idea! I almost ordered a wreath for our front entrance that was over $80 and I just couldn't bring myself to do it...knowing that someone had made it for like 20 bucks!! I"m going to try this :)

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  6. Love this! I wish I was creative enough to create this! :)
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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  7. OMG I love the wreath. It would look perfect in UVA colors :) Hello from The TT Diaries your newest follower from the weekend blog walk.

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  8. cute wreath! Hosting a link-up this weekend & would love for you to link up!

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  9. A great way to celebrate your team. The house down the road has a UTES banner across their front porch and their neighbor has a BYU flag giggle. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Your participation helps make it a success.I'm sorry I am slow to visit I am fighting a nasty head cold and my time on the computer has been limited.Wishing you a beautiful day .xo

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  10. I absolutely love it. I saw a similar wreath on a blog and they were selling it for about $50! There weren't even as many flowers. Great tutorial on those flowers. I just wanted to say congratulations on the new baby! Having 2 girls is awesome. They will be best friends. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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  11. What a pretty wreath! I love the colors!!

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  12. Cute! I love being crafty... there is a new show on TLC called Craft Wars, and I am about to be all over it! Found you on the Weekend Blog Walk

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