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Felt Poinsettia Wreath

This lovely poinsettia wreath is a soft and delicate decoration for a mantel.


  • 16-inch foam wreath form, 2 inches thick
  • 1-1/2 yards 36-inch-wide ivory wool-blend felt
  • Water
  • Teapot
  • Towels
  • Rubber gloves
  • Needle
  • Ivory and green carpet thread
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • 9x12-inch pieces of two colors of green wool-felt blend
  • Fiberfill
  • Cabone loop for hanging

Get the Poinsettia pattern.


1. Wrap wreath form with strips of ivory felt.

2. Place stopper in sink and slightly dampen ivory felt in sink, scrunching into a ball for a crumpled look. Bring a teapot of water to a boil and pour over felt. Cover sink with a towel to keep heat in. When cool enough to touch with rubber gloves on, continue to scrunch pieces. Tumble dry on low until halfway dry, then place on a towel to dry completely.

3. Cut eight small and eight large flowers from crumpled felt using the poinsettia pattern.

4. Hand-stitch a circular basting stitch in the centers of the flowers, pulling slightly to give flowers a slight cupping shape, using ivory carpet thread.

5. Hot-glue small flowers on top of large ones. Glue the layered flowers to the wreath form.

6. Cut fifteen 1-inch circles from the two colors of green felt for the centers of five of the flowers. Hot-glue a cluster of three circles each to the centers of five of the flowers.

7. Cut a 6-inch green felt circle for the remaining flowers. In the center of the circle, use carpet thread to hand-stitch a circular basting stitch, pulling to create a ball. Stuff ball with fiberfill, and pull threads tight to close; tie off ball. Repeat with seven more balls around the center one.

8. Hot-glue the balls to the flower center, tucking in excess fabric.

9. Hand-stitch a cabone loop to the back of the wreath for hanging.


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