One of my favorite crafts is wreath making! If I had the time and creativity, I’d probably change my front door wreath at least once a week. Annnnd that would drive my husband crazy lol. I’ve already started brainstorming Christmas Wreath ideas for the Holidays! And since we’re celebrating Christmas in July over the next week or so, I figured I would get away with making a Christmas Wreath now… but don’t worry Hubby! I didn’t leave it on the door 😉
This one is on the simpler side of wreaths I’ve created, but there is something so elegant about it. And I am absolutely in love with the “poinsettia” flowers I created!
Want to make your own Christmas Wreath like this? Here’s what you need…
Red and Gold Fabric
Gold Dot Fabric
3 White Buttons
Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Paper for Petal Template
Lets start with making your “poinsettia” flowers!
Make your petal template. I folded my paper in half and played with the shape until I like the way it looked. Its approximately 3 inches ling and 1.5 inches wide.
Iron your fabric and then trace your template onto your red and gold fabric. Each petal needs 2 pieces and you need 6 petals per flower. Trace and cut 36 petal pieces.
Sew 2 petal pieces together, right sides out, 1/4 inch from the edge. Snip the threads short.
Once all your petal pieces are sewn, pinch on end and add a single stitch to secure.
Thread a needle with some of the red thread and string 6 petals. Thread through the pinched end and in approximately the same distance from the end of all 6 petals.
Cinch your thread tightly and knot securely. Repeat for all the flowers.
Cut 2 inch circles from your red felt. You’ll need one for each flower.
Flip the flower over. Add a dallop of hot glue to each of the 6 ridges and cover with your felt circle. Don’t add any hot glue to the center, we’re going to sew on that button and glue would make that a lot harder.
Sew the button in the center of each flower and set aside.
Take your wreath form and wrap it with 3 inch wide strips of the gold dot fabric. Secure with straight pins (my preference) or hot glue.
Wrap the gold twine in the opposite direction and secure.
Add your fabric “poinsettias” with a few dabs of hot glue and allow to set.
And your Christmas Wreath is done!
When do you start decorating for Christmas… and yes I know, July is definitely too early 😉