Make Your Own Felt Wreath for the Holidays
A felt holiday wreath is literally an evergreen way to celebrate the season year after year. Because you can completely customize the look, it's easy to make a felt wreath that perfectly matches your home decor or Christmas aesthetic.
Make A List, Check It Twice
To start out you are going to need supplies. The first and most important supply you need is a pattern. You can make this by hand, or you can purchase SVG patterns for a cutting machine, like a Cricut. Regardless of how you choose to make your wreath, you're going to need a pattern. Study the pattern before you go supply shopping because your particular pattern will tell you exactly what you need to make the wreath in question. Patterns can be found for free online or purchased on Etsy.
A quick trip to your local craft store will be enough to get everything you need in one stop. For starters, you're going to need to pick which colors of felt you would like to use. Which pattern you'll be using beforehand so that you know exactly how much felt to get, but you'll likely need at least twelve to twenty sheets.
You're also going to need a wreath base of your choice, hot glue, or another kind of strong adhesive craft glue, wool balls, and craft scissors. Felt can be a fickle material, so you may want sewing scissors as well if you're going to be cutting the felt by hand. You’re also going to need to purchase stick pins so that you can attach the leaves to the wreath. And if you're doing the math in your head right now, yes, you are going to need a lot of stick pins.
If you want to add any embellishments to your wreath, like ribbons, bows, or jewels, buy those now, too.
Cut and Assemble
Making a felt Christmas wreath is fairly easy, but it does take a lot of time. If you’re cutting your leaves by hand, budget an hour or two just for cutting. If you're cutting your leaves with a Cricut, or another cutting machine, the process will go a lot faster.
Once you have everything cut, it's time to assemble. Use your stick pins to attach the leave to the styrofoam wreath base. When necessary, use glue to attach or reinforce parts of your wreath. Once all of the leaves are attached to the wreath frame, you can add your embellishments. Use the hot glue to attach the felt balls to mimic holly berries.
We like to move the wreath around and make sure everything is secure, then leave it to dry for at least five hours. Once the glue has dried and everything has set, take another pass at the wreath and make sure nothing has shifted or needs to be reinforced.
If you want to hang your wreath, now is the time to attach a hook or ribbon to the back of the wreath. Because you can make these wreaths in any size, make sure your hook is securely attached to your larger wreaths.
The very best part about these wreaths is that you can get creative. If you have a fun color scheme in your home, use felt in that color scheme so that your Christmas decor matches your everyday Decor. You can also dress these wreaths up or down depending on your personal taste. We have even made these rates as table-setting cardholders, so don't be afraid to go really small with these either.
As long as you have a great wreath pattern, the sky is the limit for you and your Christmas crafting.
Looking for more Christmas crafts? Try making your own stockings or baking up a holiday treat.