It is that time of the year that I struggle with decorating the mantel in our den. Now that we are getting ready to sell the city house, I wanted to decorate it for more mass appeal and for my own enjoyment. I took down everything Valentine’s Day related, moved some things around then went on a house hunt. The silver stuff came from the yellow and gray bedroom. I quickly drew an owl on the chalkboard, but it is only temporary. I am just trying to figure out what I want it to say. I do love the stack of Bibles. My grandfather and my grandmother’s Bible are there along with my “cradle roll” Bible I carried when Hubby and I got married. What do you thin? Be Honest!
As you may know I am trying to redecorate a bedroom for less than $150.00. So far I am on track. I wanted to make a wreath using felt roseettes but when I looked at felt and how much it was going to cost to make what I wanted, I knew that it would be easy to spend $20.00 on a wreath if I wasn’t careful. I did what I know how to do… I shopped. I scored 7/8 yard of gray felt for $1.07 on the remnent rack. Yeah! That was enough fabric for two projects with some to spare.
I searched for instructions to make felt roses. Here is the process that I used:
I completely laid these out in reverse order. Sorry.
1. Cut out a circle from the felt. I used a plastic cereal bowl for the pattern.
2. Cut a spiral in the circle. Below that is how it looks stretched out.
3. Begin with the end you cut first, start wrapping around in a circular motion.
Hot glue on the bottom to secure the rose.
I went shopping for a grapvine wreath and was shocked that even at Walmart a grapevine wreath was going to be $6.00. I wanted to kick myself for all the wreaths that I have donated or sold in garage sales in the past. I figured that if I had donated them, others had too. I found one for a dollar at a resale shop.