Sunday, November 20, 2011

Poinsettia Wreath

This fall I tried my hand at making a felt flower wreath for our front door.  

I enjoy having it on the door and thought I needed one for Christmas.  Of course, the first place I looked for inspiration was Pinterest and wouldn't you know it, I found a tutorial from PlanetJune for making felt poinsettia flowers. 

I started with my wreath and some yarn.  I chose the same kind of wreath I used before because it's covered in plastic, which makes it easy to manipulate the yarn as it gets covered. 

For the yarn, I chose a creme color that had some texture.

The next thing I did was cut the felt up according to the directions in the tutorial.  Then, using my low-temp glue gun, I tacked my petals together.  I will say that the tutorial uses a needle and thread to attach all of the petals, but I struggled and instead went for what I am comfortable using:  a glue gun.

Once I had 5 red petals glued together I then glued 5 green leaves in between/behind the petals.  Finally, I used some yellow felt to make the center of the flowers.  The tutorial for those can be found here.

After working for a couple of nights I had a nice pile of poinsettias.  I played around with the arrangements of the flowers for a while, and once got them where I wanted them, I used my trusty glue gun to apply them.  I used 7 flowers, because it's best to use an odd number of something that is being grouped together.

After gluing the flowers on, I felt like it needed something to add texture.  While shopping at Hobby Lobby, I came across this garland of pearls.  I wove the pearls around the flowers.  The last touch was a "Merry Christmas" ornament I hung in the middle using some red satin ribbon.

I can't wait to put it up on my door for the holidays!


  1. Sooo creative and simply beautiful.. I absolutely love this.. I am officially your newest follower. I have a linky party happening for Christmas and I will LOVE for you to please share this lovely feature with me and my friends please : )) -- really lovely blog you have here, off to indulge in more of your awesome posts : ))... !TY ~Marilyn

  2. OH!!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! The colors, the flowers...I love how you did the centers of the poinsettias, and the added 'breath' of pearls: well, it's just stunning! Thank you so much, Emily, for sharing at the "Winter Wonderland" party over at I Gotta Create!

  3. Beautiful! I found you through The Girl Creative. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Creative Blogger Party Hop

  5. Your wreath turned out fantastic, Emily! The pearl garland was definitely the crowning touch to a perfectly orchestrated creation.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I hope you'll join the fun each week. Be sure to come by tomorrow night, and see yourself featured. ;)

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  6. Your wreath turned out beautiful!! I'm going to have to check out that poinsettia tutorial too since you make it look so easy!!

    I'd love for you to link up this post and any other Christmas-related projects to the 26-Day Christmas Craft Marathon Linky Party!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Lisa's Craft Blog

  7. GORGEOUS!!! What a fantastic wreath. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

  8. Very beautiful, I loooove wreaths! I have done a few and am just working on a snowflake one! x

  9. I love how you did the poinsettas on the white wreath! Beautiful!

  10. Super cute! So glad you linked up with us!


  11. This is so pretty! I think the yarn you chose looks great and I love the addition of the beads!