OLFA Expert Collab: Autumn Wreath Part 3 of 3

Designer: MarciaBel

Part 3 - The final decorative details


I am Marcia from MarciaBel Studio. I know that its already been said, but I have to mention it once again: I cannot express how much loved working with Amanda and Randa! They are great craft partners and have the best ideas, truly love how the wreath turned out with all our pieces assembled together!

my part, I decided to combine some elements in felt, as it is a very versatile material to work with both bi-dimensional and tridimensional pieces. As I wanted to make the final pieces more cohesive, Ive decided to use felt for both the hello bunting and the 3D mushrooms.
OLFA 28mm RTY-1/C Quick-Change Rotary Cutter
OLFA 5-Inch SCS-4 Precision Appliqué Scissors
OLFA QR-6x12 6" X 12" Frosted Acrylic Ruler
Appliqué Sewing Pins (I used Riley Blake Notions - Pretty Pins by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet)
Felt, assorted colors
Floss for embroidering, matching felt colors, and needle
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
First, I started by cutting all of the mushroom pieces using my OLFA Rotary Circle Cutter, as it is so easy to cut precise circles with it!

After embroidering all the mushroom dots, I started sewing the 3D caps with the help of a few pins, using blanket stitches.

To finish each one of them, I've added some stuffing and a base made out rolled felt.

For the bunting I used twine and felt in the same ecru color from the mushrooms steams and embroidered hello" using a simple stitching technique called back stitch.

all the elements were finished, I used hot glue to attach each piece to the wreath.

it all together!
group was located in the southern part of Ontario Canada, but Ontario is huge! We would have loved to all get together to assemble the wreath together but sadly our furthest member was still a 3 hour drive, one way away so Randa mailed her items to Marcia and Amanda made the shorter drive to Marcia.

is something magical about meeting people in person who you have spent time with online and known for a few years. Over tea and sweets the discussion was scattered but full of creative passion! They even managed to sneak in time to come up with a final plan on assembling the wreath.

are so happy with how this collaborative project turned out. Each of us bringing our own unique talents and creative energy to create a beautiful wreath. We cant wait to work together again!