Polka Dot Wreath: The Interchangeable Wreath Returns!

After I made the Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day wreath attachments for my interchangeable yarn wreath, I was out of ideas for creating attachments... at least until we got to around July 4th. Somehow, the inspiration was not striking me and I had so little time for crafting that an older solid color wreath went up on the door and that was it. But then inspiration struck around graduation time when I knew people would be coming to the apartment. I was feeling particularly school spirit-y and I really always love polka dots... so this wreath idea was born! I love that you can make these in any color(s) for any holidays, school colors, whatever!


Supplies

  • Wreath form/yarn wrapped wreath
  • Velcro (for the interchangeable part)
  • A lot of one color felt (to glue your dots onto)
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Felt colors you want
  • Needle and thread, embroidery floss
  • Beads, sequins, buttons (if you want)
  • Paint chips and Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, needle/tiny punch and 1-inch-ish circle paper punch (for the "buttons" if you want)
  • Scissors, circle templates, straight pins
  • Ribbon (to hang up your wreath)
  • Cotton batting/stuffing

Instructions

I started with the same basic wreath form with some velcro once I removed the St. Paddy's Day stuff. Then I simply made some circles from tracing various jars, paper punches, vases, mugs, etc. Cut those out of paper and pin onto felt and cut out your circles. Sew on any sequins or beads or buttons you want and then sew your circle together, stuffing it full of the cotton batting before you stitch up the whole circle.

I searched for paint chip projects on Etsy and Pinterest at some point and saw that someone had made paint chip buttons. I thought I should try it and gave it my best shot... I think they looked good, but the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic wasn't enough to weather proof them (or at least the amount I used wasn't).

Basically, I used a little tiny needle tool that I had from scrapbooking to make the two tiny holes in the paint chip. Then I used a 1-inch or 1.5-inch paper punch to punch out the larger "button" shape around the two tiny holes. I tried punching the big circle out first, but that was way too frustrating and I kept dropping the circle or not punching the tiny holes in the center - it was easier for me to make the tiny circles first and make sure I got those right and then punch around those.

Then I covered the front sides in Mod Podge Dimensional Magic and they looked pretty good... you couldn't really tell they were paint chips until you flipped them over...

I sewed those buttons onto some of the felt circles like regular buttons, but they sort of curled up around the edges over time after they were on the wreath outside for a few days.... you can see them here...

Luckily there's lots to look at so I don't think you notice the curling buttons much. I used several different shades of purple and orange with white felt and different shades of embroidery floss, including this ombre orange thread...

Anyways, after I made all my circles, I basically just glued them onto big felt pieces, glued velcro to the backs of those, and attached to the wreath. For more details and pictures, you can see it all with the first interchangeable wreath decorations I made for the Valentine's Day wreath here.

Lots of variety in my polka dots because I'm ridiculous...


Put a ribbon through the wreath and hang it up!

The newest interchangeable wreath attachments! It's the newest in the series...

I'm pretty pleased with it and I know I can change it if I get tired of it!

Also, I decided to be a fancy, legit Blogger and spent some SERIOUS time making all of the link parties I link up to little text links that I can include at the bottom of pages. So check it out, these are some of my favorite parties... (You can still see the icons for them on the conferences page here.)

Mondays: C.R.A.F.T., Polly Want a Crafter, The DIY ShowOff, Craft-O-Maniac, Making the World Cuter, Skip to My Lou, Mad in Crafts, Sew Can Do, Boogieboard Cottage, Life Made Lovely, Keeping It Simple, Polish the Stars, Pinkapotamus, Singing Three Little Birds, Colours Dekor, DIY Home Sweet Home, So Very Creative, Ask Anna, Home Savvy, Be Colorful, The Gunny Sack, Lines Across, The Southern Institute, Get Outta My Head, 3 Mango Seeds, You're Talking Too Much, I Should Be Mopping the Floor, Destination: Craft, Cherished Bliss, 11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven, Sarahndipities, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Marvelously Messy, Between Naps on the Porch, Bringing Beauty, Ninth Street Notions, Southern Hospitality, Sew Chatty, Everything Under the Moon, Our Delightful HomeThrifty Decor Chick, Reinventing the Ordinary (Pet Party) 


Tuesdays: Embellishing Life, New Nostalgia, Hope Studios, Vintage Wanna Bee, Tip Junkie, Ladybug Blessings, Sassy Sites, Topsy Turvy, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Giggles Glitz & Glam, Rook No. 17, Reasons to Skip the Housework, Coastal Charm, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Not Just a Housewife, A Diamond in the Stuff, The Ivy Cottage, homework, Crayon Freckles, Crafty Confessions, Me and My Boys, The Kurtz Corner, Sugar Bee, At Home With K, Sweet Little Gals, Chef in Training, Raising 4 Princesses, Lil Pink Pocket, Strictly Homemade, A to Zebra Celebrations, Jillify It, Natural NestersToday's Creative Blog, Home Stories A to Z, DIY by Design, Tales of a Trophy Wife, Oopsey Daisy, Natasha in Oz


Wednesdays: Creations By Kara, Blue Cricket Design, Seven Thirty Three, Sugar and Dots, Someday Crafts, Night Owl Crafting, Lil Luna, Sew Much Ado, We Are That Family, Type A, A Little Tipsy, My Girlish Whims, Eisy Morgan, Polka Dots on Parade, Passionately Artistic, Ginger Snap Crafts, Laugh Love & Craft, Not So Simple Housewife, Frugally Sustainable, Handy Man Crafty Woman, Faded Charm, let birds fly, The Sasse Life, Clean & Scentsible, Junk in their Trunk, Uncommon, Pincushion Creations, It's Just Called SpicySew Woodsy, Primp JunktionOrganize and Decorate EverythingSavvy Southern Style, A Beach Cottage, JAQS Studio, The DIY Dreamer


Thursdays: Somewhat Simple, House of Hepworths, The Shabby Creek Cottage, A Glimpse Inside, Fireflies and Jellybeans, Gluesticks, Momnivore's Dilemma, Yesterday on Thursday & Katie's Nesting Spot, Beyond the Picket Fence, Making It With Allie, Rhinestone Beagle, Suzy's Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom, Tales From Bloggeritaville, Between U & Me, Christina's Adventures, Saved By Love Creations, Thrifty Decorating, These Peas Taste Funny, The 36th Avenue, Southern Lovely, The Crafty Blog Stalker, Kissed by a Frog, Bear Rabbit Bear, The Creative Paige, Designer Garden, Crafty Scrappy Happy, 52 Mantels, live. laugh. rowe., Delightful Order, The Train to Crazy, Mine for the Making, The Taylor House, Just a Little Creativity, Hating Martha, The Frugal Girls, No Minimalist Here


Fridays: Fingerprints on the Fridge, The Shabby Nest, Tatertots & Jello, Simply Sweet Home, 30 Handmade Days, WhipperBerry, Sassy Sites, Lovely Crafty Home, Catch As Catch Can, Nap Time Crafters, 504 Main, My Simple Home Life, Simply Designing, The Picket Fence, Chic on a Shoestring, The Hungry Hypo, French Country Cottage, Ladybird Lane, The Answer is Chocolate, Truly Lovely, Bubbly Nature Creations, Pocket Full of Pink, Little Becky Homecky, Delicate Construction, Serenity Now, See Vanessa Craft, Happy Hour Projects, Making Lemonade, One Artsy Mama,  Mom 4 Real, So You Think You're Crafty, Faith Trust & a Little Pixie Dust, Finding Fabulous For Less, It's a Hodgepodge Life, Tidy Mom, Remodelaholic, Just a Girl, Scissors & Spatulas, While He Was Napping, Kojo Designs, Release Me Creations, Hello Hue, Love Notes By Lauryn, Craftionary, Five Days... Five Ways


Saturdays: Tutus & Tea Parties, Here's to Handy Andy, Craft Envy, Funky Junk Interiors, Young & Crafty, Be Different Act Normal, To Sew With Love, Six Sisters' Stuff, Gingerbread, Lolly Jane, Homemaker in Heels, A Vision to Remember, Positively Splendid, Too Much Time, Crafty Moms Share, Polkadot Pretties, Candace Creations, Serenity You


Sundays: I Heart Nap Time, Under the Table and Dreaming, LambAround, Flamingo Toes, Petite Hermine, Homemaker on a Dime, The Foley Fam, The SweetTalk Shop, Nifty Thrifty ThingsSisters of the Wild West, The Tablescaper, My 1929 Charmer


Miscellaneous: The Girl Creative, Every Crafty Endeavor, My House of Giggles, My Lil Pumpkin PatchVintage Gwen

28 comments :

  1. this is so whimsical and fun! i'd love to have something like that for our door! but i saw the thumbnail and knew it was yours! it's totally "you"! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

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  2. Super cute! Might I suggest some "Spring/May Flowers" for your wreath for next year? I can only imagine how adorable that would be!

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  3. This is adorable! You always make the cutest wreaths. I started a yarn wrapped wreath but I only wrapped the wreath with yarn and then I gave up! I may need to finish it now that I see yours. I love the interchangeable part too because it is less to store.

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  4. Once again, you are super crafty and creative!

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  5. Love,, Love it hang on your door & people will see & love it I like all your wreath's Great jog..Cookie17

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  6. WOW! What a beautiful wreath, and I love the other options too. Megan

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  7. This is so adorable! I made my first wreath tonight and it is nowhere near as spectacular as your wreath! This will definitely be my next attempt at a wreath.

    Your newest follower, Jess
    http://thedelightfulcrafter.blogspot.com

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  8. Super cute! I really need to get on making a wreath!

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  9. Love the Tiger orange and purple!

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  10. So cute! I love all the colors.

    I would love for you to link this to my Flaunt It Friday link party! Also, follow my new blog Blissful Bucket List! :)

    http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/

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  11. So cute! I love how colourful all your variations are. :)

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  12. What a fun wreath!!! Love all the little pieces that make up the decorations!

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  13. WOW.. I love polka dots. This is so cute.. I am pinning this. :) Thanks for linking up at friday fun party! Have a great weekend!

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  14. I looooove this wreath, Mel! I love the colors and how fun it is, and I think the interchangeable-ness is just plain genius! Thanks a million for sharing it at Shine on Fridays, girl!!

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  15. I love interchangeable decor because it extends the life of much labored and loved projects. Your wreath is beautiful! I love each of the variations shown!

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  16. I LIKE THAT YOU CAN CHANGE THIS WREATH WITH THE SEASON/ HOLIDAY, VERY COOL!!

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  17. Love this and love the flexibility to change it out. Genius as usual!

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  18. Ok.. so I SO have to make that wreath!!!! LOVE how you change it up when you feel like it. LOVE this version!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  19. this is just the cutest little wreath I've seen in such a long time! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Mel, I'm crazy about your wreath and it couldn't have been more perfect for this week's feature theme on "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

    Jenn

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  21. Love this! Would love to use as PINspiration for an upcoming post on www.thnxpinterest.com it is the best wreath I have seen yet! Found you via a Pinteresting Party and of course I've already pinned it!

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  22. You are so very clever!! Love the wreath and polkadots!! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  23. This is so cute! Love all the bright colors! We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you'll come back soon! -The Sisters

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  24. This is amazing! I love it! Thank you for linking up to our Pinteresting Party.

    Have you heard about our Craftastic Competition? I'd love for you to enter in it! Lots of prizes to be won too!

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  25. So pretty! I love all the ways you have changed it. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  26. I so love the colors, Mel! I am definitely pinning this! thanks for sharing and have a fab weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

    to-sew-with-love.com
    tocookwithlove.com
    villaportillo.blogspot.com

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