If you haven't worked with felt before you don't know what you're missing! Felt, especially wool felt, is an incredible texture for all sorts of projects, adding a homespun quality to any crafty endeavor. You can find felt sheets in an array of gorgeous colors at fabric stores or online retailers. For this felt wreath project, you'll want to find sheets in shades of orange, pink and red for the most realistic-looking poinsettias. Or make one in shades of white if red's not your thing. Hand-dyed felt will have natural color variations that add even more interest.
Follow the directions below to this felt poinsettia wreath, then check out these other easy felt crafts for ideas for using up your leftovers.
How to Make a Felt Wreath
- Dyed wool in shades of red, pink and orange
- Small pom-poms, both red and orange
- Petal template download
- Fabric marker
- Wrapped floral wire
- Hot-glue gun with glue sticks
- Felt glue
- 18-inch wire wreath form
- Floral tape
- Wire snips
For each poinsettia flower, trace six of each petal size on a piece of felt. If you cut a long strip of felt that's the same height as the petal template and accordion fold the strip the width of the template, you can cut multiple petals at a time. Repeat to cut enough petals for 12 blooms.
Cut 48 6-inch floral wire pieces and 48 3-inch floral wire pieces. Hot-glue the 6-inch wire pieces to the center backs of the large petals with 3 inches of exposed wire at one end of each petal. Hot-glue the 3-inch pieces of wire to the center backs of the small petals with a 1-inch overhang. Bend all the wires slightly at the base of each petal to give them form.
Place six small petals together to form a flower shape. Use floral tape to attach the wires together. Form a flower from the medium-size petals around the smaller flower, alternating the petal placement to fill gaps. Secure the wire stems in place with floral tape. Repeat for the large petals. Complete the process for all 12 flower blooms.
Bend the stems of each flower around the wire wreath and secure the flowers in place with hot glue.
Use felt glue to secure mini pom-poms to the center of each flower.