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Orange & Teal Chevron Wreath

So, did you all notice my fantastic new blog design? Liz over at Sweet Simplicity Designs just finished yesterday and I’m so happy I could squeal! The blog is super duper cute, and it helped that she has been the nicest and most helpful person to work with (and patient with my OCD-ness). Thanks so much Liz for making this happen and making it awesome!

Orange and Teal Chevron Wreath by NotSoIdleHands.com

I love wreaths for the front porch! They are one of my very favorite things to oogle on Pinterest and other peeps blogs. I guess it’s sort of an addiction….anyone out there know, do they have WA (wreaths anonymous)?

Anyways, another obsession I’ve had recently is anything chevron. I would probably decorate my whole house in that pattern if hubby would let me! Well, it hasn’t come to THAT yet, but I did decide that I loved it for a Halloween wreath.

Orange and Teal Chevron Wreath by NotSoIdleHands.com

Especially when I saw this one that Jen made over at TT&J a couple of years back.  And since I’m really crushing on orange paired with teal these days, those are the colors I picked when I went out to shop for my yummy fabric. Oh yeah, and I threw in a tinch of grey as well.

Orange and Teal Chevron Wreath by NotSoIdleHands.com

I started with getting a yard of orange chevron and 1/4 yard each of grey, teal, and black. I also picked up some grey and teal felt to make some flowers to throw on it. I used my %40 off coupon to snag an 18″ foam wreath to build it on. I didn’t end up using all the fabric, but always like to have a little extra for when I mess up (notice I said when, not if)

Orange and Teal Chevron Wreath by NotSoIdleHands.com

Cut your orange fabric in strips about 3 inches wide….I think I used 4-5 strips, but that depends on how long your strips end up being.

Orange and Teal Chevron Wreath by NotSoIdleHands.com

I wanted to be able to re-position the strips if I needed to, so I used white thumb tacks to attach them to the wreath. As you wrap, you can cover them up. Make sure to pull your strips tight as you wrap, so there won’t be so many wrinkles.

Orange and Teal Chevron Wreath by NotSoIdleHands.com

Once I was finished, the last tacks were still visible, so I had that be the top and the black chevron will cover it up. If you want, you can also hot-glue it down so there’s no tacks showing.

Orange and Teal Chevron Wreath by NotSoIdleHands.com

I added the flowers I made….and Ta-da!

Orange and Teal Chevron Wreath by NotSoIdleHands.com

Sorry I didn’t do a tute for the flowers, I totally forgot to take pics. But you can get good tutorials over at Mom Mart and Jones Design Co.

Orange and Teal Chevron Wreath by NotSoIdleHands.com

Orange and Teal Chevron Wreath by NotSoIdleHands.com

Orange and Teal Chevron Wreath by NotSoIdleHands.com

Orange and Teal Chevron Wreath by NotSoIdleHands.com

What kinds of Halloween wreaths did you guys make?….leave a comment and show off the cuteness.

Have fun!

About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.

Comments

  1. love this wreath Emily! Super cute…I want to try to make this! Thanks for sharing.

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