Have you seen the pretty wreaths over on Etsy? Well, today, I’m sharing how to make one in this Felt Wreath DIY post. I love any felt craft project, and I’ve always wanted to make one. So, change up the felt colors and create a pretty Christmas wreath or, for that matter, a fall wreath. The beauty of this project is that you can make it whatever color matches your decor.
The leaves are attached to a bendable wire, so move them to whatever shape you like. Add some wool pom-pom balls if like a few more accents. The sky’s the limit on this felt project.
As you all know, I love the look of felt, and I have quite a few felt projects over here on the blog.
And by the way, this felt wreath DIY is part of a blog hop of winter wreaths. You can view all my friend’s projects at the bottom of this tutorial.
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This project requires a little bit of time cutting and attaching, so I recommend spreading the various tasks over a couple of days. I always tackle projects like this, so I don’t get too burnt out.
So, if you have a favorite television series, work on your wreath while watching tv. I made the leaves one night, cut and wrapped the wire another night, and then attached the leaves in the final evening. I guess I got this productive streak from my mom, who was always busy working on a knitting, embroidery, or sewing project.
Besides cutting out felt leaves, one tricky part is attaching the leaves’ stems to the wire hoop. But, I’ll get it into the details below.
But if you don’t have the time or interest but want to own one of these beautiful wreaths, here is one you can buy.
Felt Wreath DIY
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A Few Wreath Tips
The floral tape becomes sticky when you stretch it. When the tape is stretched, the adhesive is activated, making it sticky. I wish I had learned this little trick a while ago.
My favorite beige felt is from Hobby Lobby.
Attach two leaves of leaves at a time, making it easy to wrap them to the wire hoop. Before attaching them, I placed them with the hoop in between the stems.
1/3 – 3/4 yards felt or 4 felt sheets from Hobby Lobby that are 2mm in thickness
felt leaf template (sign up for the printable below)
12-inch wire hoop (there is a bronze-colored hoop)
Step 1 – Wrap Your Wreath
Wrap your wire hoop wreath with brown floral tape. When wrapping the tape remember to stretch the tape to activate the stickiness. Make sure to wrap the loop with the tape thoroughly so all the gold is covered.
This step is optional if you like the gold wire loop look.
Step 2 – Print Leaf Pattern and Cut Leaves
Download the leaf template and print out the leaf pattern. Then cut out the leaf template and make sure to cut inside the dotted lines.
Next, I cut the felt into squares the size of the leaves. Then I cut out two leaves by placing two squares together with my paper leaf pattern on top of the pile.
Step 3 – Cut and Wrap Stems with Tape
I recommend that you buy the brown wire to avoid this step. If you don’t have the brown wire, wrap the wire in the brown floral tape. Next, cut the wire into 2-inch pieces. You’ll need roughly 40 stems.
Step 4 – Attach Stems to Hoop
So take two covered stems and place one stem on the left of the wreath and the other stem directly across on the right side. Then take your floral tape and wrap both stems to the hoop. Wrap until the stems are stable and tight but still can move a little bit.
Cover the hoop leaving about a 2-inch space between the pair of stems.
Step 5 – Attach and Arrange Leaves
Place hot glue on the end of felt leaves. Then place the tip of the stem right in the middle of the glue. Pinch the felt and stem together to form a pleat. Hold in place until the stem, glue, and felt attach.
Once all the leaves were attached to the loop, I arranged my paired leaves in a symmetrical pattern with the leaves facing the same direction. A few leaves I arranged on top of the wreath loop. You can see what I’m talking about in the above photo.
But, be creative and style your leaves however you like.
This wreath came out so pretty, and I’m super happy that I finally made it. I love that this cream-colored wreath will look nice all year round. I guess during the holidays, I could add a few red wool balls to make it festive. But in the meantime, I hope you enjoyed this felt wreath DIY post!
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