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Felt Leaf Christmas Wreath

Try saying that 5 times fast.

DIY Felt Leaf Wreath

I’ve seen some of these felt wreaths on Pinterest and have loved them. Inbetween baking batches upon batches of cookies, I made this holiday one.¬† I used a lot of the same supplies as I did for my burlap wreath, but cut little leaves out of grey and white felt this time.

I used:

  • glue gun
  • scissors
  • small piece of cardboard
  • grey and white felt (about 8 8’x11″ pieces of each color)
  • foam wreath form
  • ribbon
  • cranberry spray
  • glitter

Felt Wreath Supplies

First I cut out a leaf from a small piece of cardboard to use as a stencil. I just cut it to a size I thought would be nice, probably about 4 inches tall. Once I had cut out all the leaf shapes from the felt, I started gluing them onto the wreath form.

Gluing Felt Leaves on the Wreath

Once I got all of the leaves glued on, I glued on a little cranberry spray I got from the craft store, then tied on some ribbon. I also sprinkled a little bit of silver glitter onto it too, except it’s not staying on very well. Now that it’s hung up, and the sun has come out, I’m off to take Radar for a walk to the mailbox!

Felt Christmas Wreath

Happy Friday!

DIY

DIY Ruffled Burlap Wreath

I have to admit, some years it’s pretty hard for me to get into the Christmas spirit. I’m not really sure why it is, but I’m not one of those people who can’t wait to turn on the all-Christmas-music-all-day radio stations the day after Thanksgiving. Maybe because I don’t really like how commercialized Christmas is, but probably mostly because I have such a hard time figuring out who to buy gifts or and what to get them. Sometimes being mildly OCD means I spend forever trying to find or pick out the perfect gift for someone to the point where I end up finding nothing good at all. This year I’m gonna work on it. D and I put up our Christmas tree two days after Thanksgiving, and I’ve been busy decorating the house and building up my holiday spirit. But I think most importantly this year, I’m going to really focus on the true meaning of Christmas (wikipedia even has an article about it, haha). More time with family, less time shopping online; More Christmas songs and hymns, less worrying about finding that one perfect gift. I’ve even volunteered to narrate the Christmas Cantata at church this year. If that doesn’t get me into the Christmas spirit, I’m not sure what will!

DIY Burlap Wreath

So, as part of Kim’s Christmas Spirit Project, I bring you an easy DIY burlap wreath. Ruffled and pretty and festive. I see burlap, I think cold weather and Christmas. That’s just how it is. Add a big red bow or some faux foliage like I did, and you’ve got yourself a lovely xmas decoration.

You will need:

  • 2 yrds Burlap (I didn’t do a great job keeping track of how much I used but it was about 2 yards)
  • 1 Round Foam Wreath Form
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Burlap Wreath Supplies

Cut 6″ diameter circles out of the burlap. To create each “flower” or ruffle, take one burlap circle and fold it into a half circle, then fold the half circle in half again (lengthwise). Place a dot of glue on the inside of the fold, towards the bottom, to hold the shape together.

Burlap Flower

Use your glue gun to glue the flowers onto the wreath. I tended to place them about a 1/2 inch apart from each other. Once you’ve glued several of them, the shape of the wreath will begin to fill out.

Adding Burlap Flowers to the Wreath

In the end, it’s up to you how loosely or tightly you want to arrange your flowers, you just want to make sure there’s no white foam showing through once you’ve got them all on there.

If you want to get rid of any of those whispies that hot glue tends to leave behind, just run some warm air from a hair dryer over the wreath and poof! they’re gone.

I hope you enjoyed this DIY wreath tutorial (and can you tell I used two different cameras for this post? ha). I have a few more DIY Christmas ideas that I’m really excited to share over the next few weeks!

Happy Crafting!