Whether or not you are going all out with your decor for the holidays, hanging a door wreath is the most classic way to get a bit festive for Christmas. Wreaths don’t have to be complicated. Sometimes the most stunning projects are the simple ones! We designed this felt holly wreath as the perfect project for anyone short on time, but still wants to hang a little something for the occasion. Felt is an especially great material for making a holiday wreath because it has such a cozy look that fits with the season. Plus it is a durable material that can last for years to come!
Preparing your felt holly wreath materials:
Start this project by gathering your materials. You will need felt for the leaves, 1.5 cm felt balls and a base for your wreath. Instead of using a wreath form, we made one out of paper covered floral wire. This beauty of technique is that you can make the wreath any size you’d like. Find paper covered floral wire at any local craft store (link in Shop this Project). To create a basic wreath form, wrap the wire in a circle about 5 times, intertwining the wire sporadically to secure the form. The covered wire also gives our felt holly wreath a pretty rustic look for winter.
We bought our felt balls in Navy and Peacock from Benzie Design, and we also used their beautiful wool blend felt in Moss and Evergreen. One of our other favorite felt sources is Felt on the Fly, and we included their Dark Teal and Fern Green colors into our wreath. To add some metallic accents, we used Gold Glitter iron-on from Cricut – one of our favorite crafting hacks! Iron the glitter sheet onto the wool sheet and voila, perfect metallic felt. Just be sure to place a cloth napkin or something similar on top of the iron on. You shouldn’t put your hot iron directly onto the iron on material.
Assembling your felt holly wreath:
Once you have your materials, print the PDF template below as a guide for cutting the felt leaves. Feel free to use any colors of felt that you want to customize your felt holly wreath! Use hot glue to attach the leaves and felt balls when you are ready. You can create any assortment, but we recommend arranging the leaves in little clusters as you work around the wreath. As we mentioned, we designed this wreath to be simple! When you finish, you can use it for indoor or outdoor decor. And if you are interested in more felt wreath ideas, don’t miss one of our favorites from last year, our frosty holiday wreath in all white.
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