Guys. I made this Felt Poinsettia Yarn Wreath two years ago. Two years. That’s how long it has taken me to get this post finished. What the heck? I think I need to start making my Christmas projects in June, because by the time holiday season rolls around, I’m so busy that I have a hard time finishing projects, let alone getting them photographed. Yikes!
Last year I displayed this pretty wreath on my Ballard Design knock-off shelves. I’m not sure where it will reside this year. Maybe on my mirror in the entry way. Maybe on the mantle. Who knows. For these shots, it’s actually hanging on the garage door, because that’s where I could find the best light. Ha.
It’s one of my favorite Christmas wreaths to date, and it’s pretty simple to make. The only part that takes awhile is wrapping the yarn around the wreath form. So pop in a Christmas movie and get wrapping!
Felt Poinsettia Yarn Wreath
-Styrofoam wreath form
-Red and green felt
–Wonder Under Fusible Web
–Tiny white beads
-Needle and thread
– Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks
Print out the pattern for the poinsettia, and cut it out with sharp scissors. To make the base of the flower more sturdy, trace the poinsettia pattern onto the paper side of the wonder under. Cut around it, and iron it onto your felt. Use the poinsettia leaf pattern to cut out five felt leaves. (The leaves don’t need to be backed with Wonder Under.)
Do the same thing for the green leaves.
Sew or hot glue the ends of the flower petals together. I prefer to just use a needle and thread, because it makes it easier to attach the beads later. Then glue them on top of the solid flower piece, staggering the petals.
Now sew three beads to the center of the flower. Repeat to make two more poinsettias. (Or more if you’d like.)
Wrap yarn around the wreath form until it is totally covered. Yep, this takes awhile.
Now just arrange the poinsettias and leaves onto the wreath until you like how it looks, then hot glue everything in place.
To hang it, just wrap a piece of white yarn around it and tie it in a knot. Hide the knot behind the wreath and you’re good to go!
I made my wreath with white yarn and red felt poinsettias, but you could switch things up. I also think it would be gorgeous with red yarn and white poinsettias. Or you could go non-traditional and make it blue. 🙂
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