Hello friends! It feels like we are absolutely hurdling towards Christmas, but in the midst of all our chaos I managed to find a few moments during nap time to create a cute new wreath for our front door.
I love it because it is fun, whimsical, and only took a few minutes to create (I already had the white felt wreath from one I made last Christmas). Want to make your own? I don’t have many pictures of the process, but I’ll do my best to give a clear explanation!
To make the wreath, you will need:
- styrofoam wreath form
- floral pins
- tissue paper or newspaper for stuffing the hat
- white felt
- Santa hat
- sparkly pom poms (optional)
- needle and thread or hot glue gun
To begin, try your hat on your wreath form and mark how much of the form it covers (you will not cover this portion with your felt circles). Then, hop on over to my Felt Pumpkin Wreath Tutorial and use the same technique to create the white felted part of your wreath.
Before attaching your hat to your wreath, add any embellishments you may desire. I used sparkly pom-poms from the kids’ sensory stash to make “holly.” To do so, I simply used a needle and thread to sew two large green poms together and then to the hat, and then added two small red poms in the middle for the “berries.” If you like, you can use hot glue to attach your embellishments, but since we have a glass storm door that creates an oven-like environment for our wreaths, hot glue just doesn’t cut it!
Finally, position your Santa hat where you want it on the wreath, stuff it with tissue paper or newspaper as necessary for volume, and then secure it to the wreath form with your pins. I used four floral pins total to secure the hat…super easy!
Now you can step back and admire your new wreath. Since I haven’t painted our door yet my wreath blends in, but this chore is on my to-do list for the week and I think the wreath will positively pop against a black door!