It seems I am into fur this Christmas. It makes such cute projects and decorations. Warning it does make a mess when you work with it, but it is worth it. Make sure you are wearing your grubby clothes and work in an area that it easy to clean up fur pieces. I used a piece of cardboard under the wreath while I worked with it to help catch any fur. However it will still get all over your clothes anyway.
Fur – 1 yard
Cardboard cut out
Hot glue gun
First I got my cardboard and measured my desired circles. I used some random objects I had around my house as measurements. Mine measured 14 inches around the outer circle and 12 inches for the inner circle.
I purchased my fur on sale at Joanns for around $6.50 per yard. I purchased 2 yards, but you should only need 1 yard or less. I started out by measuring my pieces. For the first layer I measured 1 inch wide and about 4-5 inches long. This is what my pieces looked like from the front and the back.
I then glued the pieces starting with the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock position. I then filled in half way between each of those points and continued to fill it in until it was covered evenly. I did this for the outer perimeter of the circle and the inner circle.
Next I did a second layer repeating the process again. Filling in areas that needed it.
As I got to the 3rd and 4th layers I made the pieces shorter by about 0.5 – 1 inches to allow the pieces underneath to show and to add some dimension. When I got to my fifth and sixth layers I didn’t want the ends of the pieces to show. I cut these pieces longer about 5-6 inches and folded the pieces under like this prior to gluing.
I trimmed the fur, so it would adhere better. I tried to glue it to the cardboard as much as I could. I also trimmed the fur already glued to the cardboard to also allow better adhesion.
I glued the pieces in an angled, criss-cross type pattern. Hopefully these pics help to show what I am describing. Once the folded fur was glued I folded it over.
I angled the pieces one way until I got to the center top and center bottom then I changed the direction of the pieces.
Here it is all finished and displayed with my other Christmas items.
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my wreath.