12 Days of Brimfield
As you guys know by now, Brimfield Awakening is my jam. I love them and I love the blocks they have created! There are always different ideas that pop up in my head on how to use their blocks in different ways and this was one I had thought about for the past four months. Life has been busy so I just until now got around to it. I’m excited to introduce the Brimfield Block Wreath!
I made a classic Christmas wreath using classic colors but you can definitely get creative with these and use them for any holiday! My mind was spinning with ideas while working on this. I’ve made a general how-to so you can get started on yours! It’s a quick make and can be done in a day or weekend!
•Felt– I used a sheet (12″x18″), a half of the lighter green, a small portion of the dark green, and tiny bits of red. I used polyester felt, but wool would definitely be better if you have it.
•DMC thread– I used the colors 699, 817 and S738. I used two strands to sew them together.
•Sharp scissors/rotary cutter if you prefer
•Embroidery needles– I used the smaller one in the pack that ranged size 1-5
- Trace the Brimfield shapes onto the felt color of your choice. Trace enough shapes for TWO blocks since you will need a front and back.
- Free hand the decorations you want to add to the wreath on the felt. I free handed the holly leaves and berries.
- Cut out shapes using a sharp scissor or rotary blade.
- Use the stitch of your choice to join the shapes together. I used the whip stitch to join all of the pieces.
5. Once the “front” of the wreath is made with the block of you choice, attach the leaves and berries. you can glue them down or stitch them down. I decided to quickly sew them on.
6. Once the two blocks are made join them together “right” side out and sew the inside part of the tall houses and leave the rest of the inside un-sewn for now.
7. Sew the outer edge of the blocks together. I used the whip stitch to join them. Remember the stitches will be visible!
8. Start stuffing the blocks! I stuffed the tall houses first. This is where the stick that coming with the stuffing is super helpful. If you lost yours, a pencil will do! Continue stuffing the houses and leave the orange slices not full. Once you’re done with this then join the orange slices and sew them together about 3/4 of the way. then add more stuffing so the orange slice portion gets full and then finish joining them.
9. Once the wreath is fully stuffed add your choice or yard or ribbon to the top so that you can hang it. In my case I just sewed a strip of yard through it to hang.