See how to make a festive DIY Christmas felt wreath! Creating your own homemade Christmas wreath with felt is super easy and fun. The project includes modern and traditional holiday wreath ideas to fit any style of home decor. This handmade holiday felt craft comes with free printable templates and SVG cut flies.
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DIY Christmas Felt Wreath 2 Ways – DIY felt wreath tutorial
This DIY Christmas wreath is perfect for holiday decorating! Whether it’s a door, window, mantle or as a tabletop wreath, this holiday felt wreath will create festive and cosy vibes. And how to make a felt wreath is easier than you think!
I used a non-traditional colour scheme for the DIY paper advent calendar that I recently shared. For this homemade felt wreath, I decided to create two versions: a modern felt holiday wreath in grey, white and pink and a traditional Christmas wreath with green felt leaves and red felt poinsettias.
So whether you prefer classic Christmas décor or modern homemade holiday decorations, this DIY felt wreath idea is very versatile and can be made to fit any taste and style of home decor.
To make creating this DIY holiday wreath easy, I created a free printable leaf template and SVG cut file, which you can download at the end of the post.
Ready to make your own homemade Christmas felt wreath? Let’s get started on this fun Christmas felt craft idea!
Homemade holiday felt wreath: traditional and modern design ideas
As I already mentioned, you can make the wreath in any colour combination you like. For the best look stick to 1 to 2 colours for the felt leaves, and 1 to 2 colours for the DIY felt flowers. Use little wool balls for additional pops of colour.
For the modern, non-traditional holiday wreath, I used white, grey and pink felt sheets. Small wool balls ranging from light to dark pink look like little berries and amp up the festive feel.
My traditional red and green Christmas wreath is made with 2 shades of green, classic red poinsettias and red and white wool balls. Both designs are gorgeous, and I can’t pick my favourite Christmas felt wreath.
Of course, you can also create a monochromatic DIY Christmas wreath and choose only a single colour. A greenery Christmas wreath, for example, would look very beautiful, too.
Supplies and tools for a DIY Christmas felt wreath
Here is a list of materials and supplies we need to craft these Christmas wreath DIY ideas:
- Christmas felt wreath PDF template or SVG file – The template comes in 3 different sizes and can be downloaded below.
- polystyrene or foam wreath – I used a 10 in / 25 cm wreath base, but you can go bigger and make a 12 in / 30 cm or 14 in / 35 in holiday wreath.
- felt sheets (modern: grey, white, light & hot pink red – traditional: light & dark green, red) – How many sheets you need will depend on the size of your wreath. If you want to make a red and green holiday wreath, I recommend this Christmas felt set, which has all the colours you need.
- wool balls (modern: white & pink – traditional: yellow, red & white)
- Cricut cutting machine – Using a cutting machine makes creating the leaves a breeze. I recommend using a fabric grip mat and the rotary blade and the brayer tool. Of course, cutting by hand works, too.
- craft scissors – If cutting by hand use scissors that cut easily through felt.
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- stick pins – Pins are needed to attach the felt leaves to the wreath base.
- ribbon and/or bow for hanging
How to make a felt wreath for Christmas – Felt leaf wreath instructions
This DIY felt Christmas wreath looks very intricate but making felt flower and leaves is surprisingly easy to make! It just takes a little time to cut and form all of the felt leaves, the process is pretty simple. Put on music or watch a Christmas movie, and let’s make a gorgeous holiday wreath with felt!
Here’s how to a make a Christmas felt wreath:
Cut and shape felt leaves
Creating enough felt leaves to cover the entire wreath base takes a little time, but the process is very simple. You could use the flat leaves, but I think the 3D look is more realistic and gives the felt wreath more dimension. Here is what you do:
- If cutting by hand, use the template to trace felt leaves and cut out with craft scissors. I used the 2.4 in / 6 cm template. For a 10 in / 25 cm wreath, you need approximately 100 to 120 felt leaves. If using a larger wreath form, you will need more leaves to cover it. I used equal amounts of both colours.
- If using a Cricut cutting machine, load the SVG cut file into your cutting machine’s software and cut out.
- Add a small dot of hot glue at the base (= the wider part) of each leave and pinch together to form a fold. Hold together for a few seconds so the glue stays in place.
- Repeat this process until all leaves have been shaped.
How to make felt poinsettia flowers
Although a greenery Christmas wreath would have looked gorgeous, I decided to add felt poinsettias to this felt flower wreath. The DIY felt poinsettias are made with the same method as the leaves. Here’s how to make felt flowers:
- Cut out and form felt petals as described above. Make the petals one size smaller than the leaves. I used the 2 in / 5 cm template.
- For 1 poinsettia you need: 5 petals, 1 small felt circle and 3 wool balls.
- Using hot glue, adhere the petals on the felt circle.
- Stick 3 wool balls in the centre of the felt poinsettia. I used white balls for the pink poinsettias, and yellow for the red felt poinsettia flowers.
Assemble the holiday felt wreath
After felt leaves and poinsettia are ready, it’s time to assemble the DIY Christmas wreath. Here are the easy steps for how to make a felt wreath:
- Optionally, wrap the wreath form in ribbon first and use hot glue to attach the ribbon. This will create a nice backside, for example, if you want to hang the wreath on a glass door or window.
- To give the wreath an elegant look, decide on the direction you want to apply the leaves.
- Insert a pin in the bottom of a leaf and pin to the wreath base.
- If necessary, use a second pin to secure the leaf.
- Repeat until the wreath is full, but leave a little space to attach the poinsettias. Make sure all leaves are pointing in the same direction.
- If the pins won’t stick, use hot glue to attach the leaves. I prefer pins over hot glue as you can easily rearrange leaves, which isn’t possible when the leaves are glued to the wreath base.
- Pin 3 felt flower.
- Use leftover leaves to fill in empty spaces. You can also flip the wreath around and attach additional felt leaves around the edges of the ring base.
- To finish the wreath, hot glue wool balls on the leaves.
- You can also decorate the wreath with a big bow, ribbon and other holiday ornaments.
Now that all leaves and flowers are attached our handmade felt Christmas wreath is complete!
How to use the handmade Christmas felt wreath
When it comes decorating with this DIY felt holiday wreath, you have options:
Use a piece of ribbon or cord to hang the wreath to a wall, mantle, window or door.
Alternatively, use your DIY Christmas felt wreath as tabletop decoration. You can put a hurricane jar with a candle in the centre of the wreath.
If you know more ideas to use this DIY felt wreath as Christmas home décor, drop a comment and tell me all about it!
More Christmas craft tutorials and holiday decorating projects
If you love this Christmas felt wreath tutorial, check out some of my other holiday craft projects:
- 3 pinecone holiday wreath ideas
- jingle bells wreath
- easy paper advent calendar
- birdseed ornaments
- paper pinecone ornaments
- essential oil ornaments
- giant red and gold paper flowers
- quick 3-D paper ornaments
- stovetop potpourri jars
Printable Christmas Felt Wreath Template
Tab or click the button below to download your free printable DIY felt wreath template!
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