Felt crafting season has begun. I love my felt crafts. I would do more in the summer but let’s face it, felt conjures up images of cozy everything and anything that can get you through the hell that is our winter that never ends up here is good for me. So let’s dive into how to make a felt wreath with twigs that you can easily get from your backyard trees or even bushes.
The best part about this wreath is that it requires very little materials to create and it still looks like a million bucks. You know one of those super fancy wreaths that you think Anthropologie is going to charge you $135US for? Bah. Nope. Impress your neighbours with about $10 worth of felt, string and a glue gun.
How to make a Felt Wreath with Twigs
What you’ll need:
– larger than normal “twigs” or fallen branches
– glue gun
– a small pair of garden clippers or strong scissors
– string or twine
First things first, go gather a ton of fallen branches. Try to gather ones that are not too brittle (read: easily snapped when you bend them). I should have added a vacuum to the list of things you’ll need because this is a very messy project.
Cut off your twigs from your branches and then using string or twine, tie the twigs together to form a circle. By the way, there is a huge debate on the internet about what the definition of an actual twig is. Some people will disagree with me that this is a twig wreath and should be called a branch wreath or a wooden wreath.
You get the basic idea though. Using branches or twigs to make a wreath form.
The most important thing when tying the twigs into a circle form is to make sure that all the parts where you tie them together, are relatively the same size.
So don’t pick a twig with a stem that has a larger diameter than another or else it will weigh down one side of wreath and look off. You want to create a uniform look.
NOTE: Do not use slippery string. Cotton or some sort of basic twine is way better to hold the twigs together.
Then get some felt and cut up some leaf shapes.
Then using a glue gun, glue your felt leaves to your wreath form where you’d like. Make sure to glue some of the leaves to the parts where you used the strings to tie the twigs together.
I went with some warm fall tones mixed in with winter ones, but was very tempted to go make a traditional green one with burgundy leaves.
It’s quite a simple wreath but it makes a big impact.
This post was originally published in 2014 and has since been updated. It is one of my most favorite crafts.
[email protected]November 12, 2014 at 9:39 am
Oh I LOVE this Alex! It’s so simple and classy…felt and twigs are a match made in heaven! Can’t wait to see what #MerryMag is!
AlexNovember 12, 2014 at 9:42 am
Thank you Jo-Anna!! You do such beautiful work that I am immensely flattered.
Roar SweetlyNovember 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm
Exquisite. We have a summer Christmas in Australia so I think I will try this with different shades of green felt. I have never worked with a glue gun. Do you have any tips or suggestions?
AlexNovember 12, 2014 at 3:04 pm
It’s super easy! Just make sure it’s warm enough, don’t touch the glue or the metal tip or you will burn your skin and put the glue on the backs of the leaves vs the branches so that you can wrap them over the branch. I think it will look great in green felt!
Amy @ Homey Oh My!November 12, 2014 at 7:10 pm
Love it, Alex!!! Such a pretty way to use felt.
fynesdesignsNovember 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm
LOVE it! super creative, the photography is wonderful!
Michelle @ Eamonn & JackNovember 14, 2014 at 4:59 pm
So pretty! I really wish I was allowed to have door wreaths in my building
AlexNovember 14, 2014 at 8:47 pm
When we lived in our condo they wouldn’t allow that either. So we hung one on the back of the door. Ha!
ErinNovember 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm
Where did you get the pretty assortment of felt?
AlexNovember 19, 2014 at 4:03 pm
I got the felt at Michael’s. They have these really nice golden brown shades and the cream ones.
Grace @ The Big RevealNovember 22, 2014 at 4:23 pm
I love, love, love this wreath! I would be honored if you would link it up at our Found & Foraged Linky party tonight starting at 8PM CST over at http://www.thebigrevealblog.com if you were interested. Hope to see you there!
Amelia MadeleineNovember 22, 2014 at 11:44 pm
So pretty I absolutely love this!
Thalita @ The Learner ObserverNovember 29, 2014 at 7:18 am
I love this! The colours you chose are perfect, too!! You are the felt queen!