DIY: Scalloped Felt Wreath

DIY Scalloped Felt Wreath

I’m loving this fun + festive holiday wreath from the Going Lovely gals! The wreath has the perfect mix of glam + modern – and of course you can use any colors you’d like for the felt to have it match your favorite holiday colors. :)

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Supplies
• Scallop stencil (download here) printed on card stock or a stencil sheet (we got ours here)
• Black marker
• Six 9×12 sheets of felt in colors of your choice (we got ours here)
• Scissors
• Hot glue gun + hot glue sticks
• 12″ straw wreath (with the plastic wrap left on)
• Ribbon in your color of choice
• Decorative accessories & tree picks (we got ours at Michaels) (optional)

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Step 1: Make your stencil
Print out your stencil pdf on card stock or a stencil sheet and trace the scallops onto the felt sheets. We ended up using 11 scallops of each color, making a total of 33, but you may need more depending on your spacing when you make the wreath.

Step 2: Cut out the felt strips
Cut out the scallops and figure out what order you want the colors to appear on your wreath.

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Step 3: Glue the felt onto the wreath
Leave the plastic on your wreath so that the straw doesn’t become loose and pick a spot on your wreath to start applying your felt scallop strips. Dab some hot glue on your wreath to place the first scallop strip on the wreath so that middle of the scallops is centered on your wreath.

Turn your wreath over and glue the end of the felt that is at the bottom of the wreath down first and then glue the top end on top of it. Make sure the felt is wrapped tightly around the wreath.

Layer the second scallop piece on top of the first piece, leaving about a ¾” gap and and repeat wrapping it and gluing it on the back of the wreath.

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Step 4: Finalize the placement of the felt
When you are ready to glue your final piece, flip the scalloped edge of the first piece down over itself.

Glue the final felt piece down and flip the scalloped edge of the first piece back up over the straight edge of the final felt piece.

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Step 5: Add some pizzaz to your wreath
Add ribbon and extra holiday themed goodies to customize it and you’re ready to hang it up!

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So, super pretty, right?! And remember, we’d love to see if you make one of our DIY projects, so be sure to share with us on Instagram using the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY. A perfect project for this weekend!

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DIY created by Going Lovely exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes. Looking for creative event design + coordination? Check out San Francisco based Going Lovely for your wedding day! Big thanks also to Heather Elizabeth for the photography.

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Sodo Park Seattle Wedding: Sarah + Parker

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Sarah + Parker’s lovely Sodo Park wedding was a perfect blend of timeless style + playful whimsy! Their fun color palette, consisting mainly of orange + sage green hues, was as unexpected as it was beautiful and the adorable details incorporated throughout helped make their celebration special + unique. Their day had such a happy vibe + so much prettiness at every turn! Here’s more from Sarah about the inspiration behind the day:

We had certain things we felt really strongly about – we wanted our friend who introduced us to marry us, we wanted our dog to be in the wedding since she is such a big part of our relationship, we wanted it to feel like a great party with fabulous food and fun music. We met and fell in love in Seattle, a city we both love, so hosting the wedding in our “home city” was a no-brainer, and we tried to showcase the best about the city in different ways – through the welcome gifts, escort cards, and food.

Big thanks to Michele M. Waite for the beautiful photography and congrats to Sarah + Parker!

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Sarah wore a classically beautiful gown by Vera Wang and Parker rocked a fun, plaid J. Crew shirt!

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Love the groomsmen’s polka dot socks!

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And their birch + lace chuppah is so, so pretty!

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That's so hard! (Can we pick two?) We both loved the ceremony. We both wrote our own vows, and our mutual friend Erinn, who introduced + married us. One reason we asked her is that she's such a warm person, and it felt 100% right to have her be the one to join us together. We also both loved the unexpected, unscripted parts of the wedding.

Sarah's favorite moment(s): Early in the planning process, I asked Parker to "surprise me" at the wedding. His surprises were the most memorial part of the wedding for me. I had originally wanted our dog to wear a "Here Comes the Bride" sign down the aisle, but we couldn't find one so I had given up. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, Parker secretly sewed our dog not only a Here Comes the Bride sign but also a Just Married sign for her to change into after the ceremony. He also sewed the vest (from a pattern he designed) that the signs snapped onto. And he arranged a secret s'mores bar for me, since he knows I love s'mores.

Parker's favorite moment: When Sarah (accidentally!) bit his finger when we were feeding each other cake.

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Processional: Wedding Party: Halo – Beyonce; Bride: The Story – Brandi Carlile

Recessional: Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes

First Dance: Say Yes – Langhorne Slim (the same song Parker proposed to Sarah with)

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One of my fave details of their day was this incredible dusty miller table runner created by Lola Event Floral & Design!

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1. Don't be afraid to break the rules! We made some un-traditional decisions that made our wedding more memorable and "us." 2. Try to actually eat some dessert... we're still thinking about the desserts and wishing we could taste them. 3. Try to work with the best vendors that you can, and listen to them throughout the process. They are professionals and know what they are doing, and can provide their great expertise to help you execute your vision. 4. For brides, who may tend to get stressed out - set a cut-off date for the stress and promise yourself from that point on, you'll enjoy yourself.

photography: Michele M. Waite Photography // venue: Sodo Park Seattle, Washington // event + floral design: Lola Event Floral & Design // event planner: Lisa Chambers, Chambers & Co. // wedding dress: Vera Wang // jewelry, belt + veil: Paris Bridal Jewelry // shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew, with belts from Nordstrom, necklaces from Banana Republic // hair + makeup: Erin Hunt // groom suit: Tuxedo Club Kirkland, Shirts from J. Crew, Bow Ties & Pocket Squares from Brooks Brothers // paper goods: Paper Moxie // catering: Herban Feast // cake + macrons: People’s Cake // cookies: Hot Cakes // cupcakes: Yellow Leaf Cupcake // tarts, s’mores and cheese plate: Herban Feast // white chocolate: Lisa Chambers // music: Austin Beaver

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Rustic North Carolina Wedding: Roya + Isaiah

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Roya + Isaiah’s wedding day was a beautiful reflection of their unique style, heritage + personalities, mixed with the perfect amount of quirkiness inspired by Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom! Their love for all things rustic + beautiful led them on a hunt for an outdoor venue where they could truly enjoy the warm North Carolina summer weather. Heritage Hill in Greensboro fit the bill with its expansive lawns, wrap around porches + cozy log cabin, which was perfect for an intimate reception. Alongside helpful family members and friends, Roya + Isaiah were able to handcraft design elements that were meaningful to them and helped tell their story in a playful, vintage-inspired setting! Here’s some advice about DIY projects from Roya:

My mother is very crafty and I definitely took advantage of her skills! Sometimes little details are easier to put together than you think and can save a lot of money. Things that seem time consuming can be done quickly with a few helping hands. Also, it’s the perfect opportunity to make life long memories with the ones you love.

Thanks so much to Chelsea Morgan Photography for sharing Roya + Isaiah’s day with us and big congrats to the newlyweds!

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I’m super crazy about Roya’s fun vintage frock from Kitsch Bitsch

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And love the whimsical ceremony space they created!

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The bridesmaids wore colorful dresses from Mod Cloth + the guys looked dapper in stylish, mismatched vintage pieces.

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Such pretty portraits of Roya + Isaiah in the warm, hazy summer light!

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Paper heart garlands + papel picado were strung from the cabin’s ceilings to give the environment a sweet + festive feel. And found bottles filled with baby’s breath topped different vintage design elements (like books + wooden crates) to decorate the reception tables.

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One of my favorite memories of the day was our first dance. After our ceremony and dinner, Isaiah and I slipped outside for a brief moment to take pictures in the setting sun. While doing so one of his groomsmen joined us and began serenading us with a song "Stay With You," by John Legend. The funny thing was I never heard the song before but the words and his voice just melted my heart. I asked him if he would be willing to sing it for us and he said yes. Having him be apart of that moment with us was truly memorable and almost magical to me. I couldn't have planned it better if I tried.

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Choose great vendors. Vendors are a big part of your wedding day. When you have vendors who understand your ideas and can bring them to life, it relieves a lot of stress.

photography: Chelsea Morgan Photography // design, styling + vintage furniture rentals: Simply Put Vintage Rentals // venue: Heritage Hill Greensboro, North Carolina // florals: Three Little Birds // wedding dress: Kitsch Bitsch // bridesmaid’s dress: Mod Cloth // groom: Tie was Vintage, Suit Jacket from JC Penney, Pants from J.Crew, Shoes by Call It Spring // bride’s shoes: Free People // day of coordination: Southern Celebrations // catering: The Iron Hen // cake: Maxie B’s // music: K2Productions // programs + invitations: Behold Designz

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