felted christmas wreath

by Amy on 15 December 2010

i was looking at one of my favorite entertaining websites, pizzazzerie, when i came across this gorgeous felted wreath. i scanned down to the credits + saw that the wreaths were custom-made by the chicadee shop. i quickly hopped over to their etsy page to buy one, only to discover (gasp!) that they were on vacation until 2011. what to do, what to do? make it myself, of course!

i headed to michaels + picked up a styrofoam ring/wreath, 5 sheets of green felt, + some faux winter berries. once i got home, i made a sample holly leaf out of cardstock, then used that as a pattern for the rest. i traced holly leaves onto all of the felt, cut them out, then gradually hot-glued them to the styrofoam wreath. when that was complete, i added some berries in for an additional pop of color.

the result? i absolutely adore this wreath! it has a slightly mod feel that works so well with the decor of our house. it is cheery, colorful, + chic + brightens my christmas spirit every time i see it.

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1 Sheri ONeill December 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Amy – this turned out just darling! How long did it take you to create?

2 amy December 15, 2010 at 2:46 pm

thank you! i have to be honest, this was not the speediest craft ever. i’d say it took a couple of hours from start to finish, which is still very do-able, especially on rainy or snowy day. the slowest part was the tracing + cutting out of the leaves – once that was done, the rest was a breeze!

3 Kathy Niesen December 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm


4 amy December 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

thank you so much, kathy! maybe you’ll give this craft a try? it’s even cuter in person!

5 Michele Guizzetti December 15, 2010 at 4:08 pm

How cute is this! I love it!

6 amy December 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm

thank you so much! you wreath turned out awesome, too – i loved the mod touches. maybe we’ll each try making each other’s version? =)

7 Steph Bond @ Bondville December 15, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Fabulous job Amy! Very chic, just love it.

8 amy December 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm

thank you! i’m pretty pleased myself. =) i just checked out your blog + it is so wonderfully my style – can’t wait to follow it more closely!

9 Melissa Clark January 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Amy you are fab! I LOVE your version of my wreath. Very well done! I am tickled pink you stopped by my shop! I apologize for the little break. I know I shed tears when I did that but it was much needed. :( It took me about 3 months of staring at my shop to actually click the vacation button. Ha ha ha! But you truly are fearless! That wreath is not easy to make. I hand cut each holly leaf and yes it took ALL day! I added the red bells by pinning them in, that went by quickly. Plus they were only 10″ instead of 14″, but I think I should make a 14″ version…what do you think? I LOVE your blog, and am already trying your recipes! I want to share my wreath blog with you and hope it will spark creativity this New Year.
Follow my blog for my finished wreaths and do not hesitate to send me a note for any orders. I will not open my shop for a while because I am revamping, redesigning, and creating a handful of new designs to put in the shop this summer. I look forward to following your fearlessness and hope you find much joy in this New Year! Thanks again for the uplifting. :)

10 amy January 6, 2011 at 9:35 am

melissa! it is so good to connect with you + i am thrilled that you like my version of your wreath. i love it so much that we already put away all of the christmas decorations for the year, but i just couldn’t put it away yet, so it’s still sitting out on our mantle. =) i’m hoping to do a version for each season of the year. =)

i bookmarked your wreath shop – can’t wait to see all of the great things you make in the future!

hugs, amy

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