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ISU Felt Flower Wreath

In honor of another college football season, I decided to make a little wreath to hang on my door for the Iowa State Cyclones.   I started with a small wreath from Dollar Tree, Red "I," "S," and "U" letters (from the Christmas craft section at Michael's for 79 cents each after coupon), a red wire garland (65 cents at Michael's after coupon) and two sheets of felt (16 cents each at Michael's after coupon) in school colors. To make the cute felt flowers, I started by making simple roses in cardinal and gold using the instructions from my yarn wreath tutorial . Next I made two different pom-pom inspired flowers. The first with the loops is created by cutting two pieces of felt about 1 1/2 inches wide (I did not measure). I wanted to make a fairly small flower since this is a small wreath--so I cut it the short width of the felt square (9 inches).   Next, fold the strips of felt in half and cut slits every quarter of an inch or so