I love wreaths! I have so many, my husband probably thinks I’m crazy. I wanted to make a new wreath for my front door for Christmas but didn’t really have the time to wrap so much yarn so I decided to change things up and use some burlap. This holiday burlap wreath takes just minutes to wrap and can really be jazzed up any way you wish, with as many or as little flowers as you want. For this wreath I made one large poinsettia felt flower and a whole bunch (or a whole load as my youngest would say!) of rolled felt flowers. I used a large wreath instead of your average 12 in’ one and it looks great on my front door!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this wreath:
red and green yarn
burlap ribbon (I used about 15 yards on this big wreath)
straw or styrofoam wreath (pictured is an 18 in straw wreath)
felt in bright green, olive green, red, dark red, white, and cream
red ribbon for hanging
hot glue gun and glue
Begin by gluing down one end of the burlap on the back of the wreath and then wrap it all the way around, covering the entire wreath, gluing the other end down on the back. Then do the yarn. Glue one end down of the red and wrap it around and around about 2 inches apart at a slight angle. Glue the opposite end down on the back. Then take the green and do the same, wrapping it in the opposite direction so they criss cross on the front. This will create this criss cross look.
Next glue on the cranberry branch. I like to slide it under the yarn pieces for extra stability or you could even glue on an extra piece of burlap over it too, to hold it down better.
Then you can work on the flowers! To make the poinsettia you will cut out 10 (or more if you want a more layered flower) piece of red in a petal shape. I wanted a 3-d feel so I glued the layers down on a darker red, first 5 in a star shape and then the other 5 on top, filling in the gaps. Then I glued 5 red buttons down in the center and then cut it out.
To make the rolled flowers you will need to cut varying sized circles out of felt, the larger the circle, the bigger the flower. Then you will spiral cut it from the outside to the middle around and around, leaving a small circle of felt at the end to close the back of the finished flower. Once you are done cutting, take the end you cut first and roll it on its side, hot gluing as you go. Keep rolling and gluing until you get to the final circle then glue that to the bottom. This will finish your flower. I made 14 for my wreath in varying sizes and colors.
Once you have all of your flowers, you are ready to glue! I like to first place them where I want them to go and then glue, just to be sure I like it, because once you glue with hot glue, there’s no going back!
I used my poinsettia as the center piece and also used it to cover the branch of the cranberry stick and then placed the rolled flowers up and down around it.
I love this wreath and have gotten lots of compliments on it too! I liked using the big wreath for this too since I have it on my front door and it makes quite a statement. It’s beautiful and I know you will love one too!