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Are you looking for a new wreath for your front door? My Valentine’s Day felt wreath DIY is the perfect craft to do with a group of girlfriends or at home with a good movie.
The great thing about this DIY is that you can use your Cricut machine to cut out the felt but if you don’t have one you can cut it out by hand.
Let’s get started and we’ll have a pretty wreath in no time!
Valentine Felt Wreath
I’m warning you now that this is a very easy DIY but it is not fast. Even if you use your Cricut to cut out all the circles the assembly will take a little bit of time.
Supplies Needed to Make an Easy Felt Wreath DIY
To make a Valetine DIY wreath with felt you’re going to need the following supplies:
- Rotary Cutter (optional)
- Felt Sheets or Felt Fabric – I used red for my entire wreath
- Wreath Frame (styrofoam or straw)
- Straight Pins (the stick pin style without a ball on the end)
- Sharp Pair of Scissors (or a Cricut Maker)
- Ribbon for Hanging
How to Cut Felt Circles
Once you have your supplies gathered it’s time to start cutting. For my size wreath I used about 200 three inch circles.
There are a variety of ways you can do this. If you have a Cricut Maker I really suggest you use it. You can add the circles to the mat in Cricut Design Space and duplicate it to 200.
If you don’t own a Maker I don’t think one wreath is worth the additional cost of that purchase because you can do it with a good pair of scissors.
A good pair of sharp scissors or a rotary cutter and self healing mat are another option for cutting out all the circles.
If you’re making smaller or larger wreaths you will need to adjust the number of circles to fit your wreath form.
What Wreath Form Should You Use?
The first step in making beautiful felt wreaths is to decide what wreath form you want to use.
I used a styrofoam heart-shaped wreath form. Mine was about 10″ tall and 9″ wide. My plan was to hang my wreath inside my house on a window frame.
I do want to warn you that styrofoam forms can be fragile. If it’s getting knocked around it can break.
If you’re looking for something to be placed outside or on a door that is opened and closed regularly you might want to try a different type of wreath form.
With this wreath form you may need to use a hot glue gun and glue sticks. You could add a dab of hot glue to the point of the folded felt circle and press it into the straw wreath form.
How to Assemble a Felt Wreath
Let’s jump right into our felt wreath tutorial.
Now that we have all the felt circles cut out it’s time for the next step, assembly.
This is a great time to turn on a favorite movie and get to work. You’ll fold the circle in half and then in half again and pin it (or glue it) to your form.
Folding the circles is a great activity for kids. They can fold while you do the pinning.
The starting point doesn’t really matter because we’re going to fill in the whole wreath.
Pin the circles close together and move your way around the form.
Make sure you fill in all the spaces including the outside and inside edge leaving the back side blank.
I wanted the wreath to lay flat against the window frame. If you’re hanging your wreath where it can be seen from all sides you will need to cover the back as well.
Once you have all the felt pieces applied you’re ready to hang your wreath.
I used a valentine ribbon to hang my wreath. You could use any ribbon you wanted. If you’re hanging the wreath on a door a white ribbon would kind of blend in.
Another option for hanging is using craft wire to create a loop that is hidden behind the wreath itself. You can twist it around the form to create a loop.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where can I find heart shaped wreaths?
You can find different holiday wreath forms at Hobby Lobby, local craft store, or even Amazon.
Can I use a Wire Frame?
I can’t really think of a way this project would work with a wire frame. Maybe if it was a thicker solid frame you could try gluing the felt circles to the metal frame.
Can I use a Grapevine Wreath?
Like the wire frame I’m not sure how that would work. Because the grapevine wreath is uneven it would be hard to create a level surface and the finished product might look wavy and uneven.
Do I have to Use a Heart Shape?
Good news, you don’t! You can make a felt wreath for any holiday season. I love my Fourth of July felt wreath. By changing up the shape of the wreath and the colors of your felt you can create a variety of different wreaths using this same technique.
- Approximately 1 yard red felt
- Heart Wreath Form
- Straight Pins
- Thin ribbon
- Scissors or Cricut Maker
- Cut out approximately 200 - 3" felt circles
- Fold circles in half
- Fold circles in half again
- Pin felt circles closely together on top, inside, and outside of wreath form
- Using ribbon hang wreath. Pin the ribbon to the back of the wreath to create a loop to hang.
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I had so much fun making this wreath. The way it looks in my living room is exactly how I was hoping. It was the perfect addition to my Valentine’s decor.
If you enjoyed this project make sure you check out these other Valentine’s projects: