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Easy DIY Felt Poinsettia Wreath

Pretty up a dollar store wreath with easy DIY felt poinsettias

From December 1st to December 23rd I’m be sharing three Christmas projects per week, for Twelve Days of Christmas Projects.

Welcome to Day Three!

You can find the links to the other projects at the bottom of this post.

So last week I was in a local dollar store looking for some inexpensive Christmas inspiration.

And even though, in my neck of the woods, there’s no such things as a true dollar store anymore, you can still find cool things to use in projects.

Like what I found.

basic dollar store green Christmas wreath

This $3 Christmas wreath with four little red bows.

I loved how the red really popped against the very faux greenery. It’s more like a garland than greenery actually, but it’s pretty none the less.

This wreath weighs almost nothing, and will be the perfect backdrop for some lovely Christmas poinsettias.

So I continued on to the craft section of the store where I came across felt, and I found sheets of red and white for $1 a piece.

dollar store wreath and red and white felt pieces

There are some things still cost just a dollar. Yay!

Not knowing how many sheets I would need I bought six of each color.

I used to make paper flowers back in the day, way before blogging, but it’s been quite awhile.

But felt flowers? Never.

But how hard could it be? I thought to myself.

Cutting petals is cutting petals, no matter what you’re cutting them out of.

So, this is where the fun starts.

Cutting felt for DIY poinsettia flowers

measuring red felt for cutting

I randomly decided that my largest petals would be roughly 2 inches long.

So I folded a red sheet of felt in half and measured.

No need to draw a line, I just eyeballed and cut.

The reason you fold the felt is so you can cut two layers at the same time.

strips of red felt cut and ready to make into petals

Here you can see my felt strips that I cut in three different widths; 2 inch, 1 1/2 inch, and 1 inch.

rectagular felt pieces cut and ready to make into petals

Next I cut the felt strips into lengths. These are roughly 2″x1″, 1 1/2″ by 3/4″, and 1″ by 1/2 inch. I just eyeballed everything.

red felt petals in three different sizes for DIY felt poinsettias

And here are my felt petals cut out of those felt pieces.

This felt is rather soft and flimsy, but it still cut very well. Even through two layers.

I did most of the cutting of my poinsettia petals while watching a Hallmark Christmas movie, so it didn’t seem to take me very long.

All I know is by the end of the movie I had a ton of red and white petals to create my poinsettias.

circles of red felt cut for backing of felt poinsettias

To create my felt poinsettias I needed something to attach the petals to, so cut out some 2 inch circles. I just used an air freshener container as a template.

Assembling DIY felt poinsettias

first layer of large red felt petals

For the first layer of my poinsettias I glued down six of the large petals, trying to space them apart somewhat equally.

second layer of large red felt petals

Then a second layer of petals was glued on to fill in the gaps.

layer of medium sized red felt petals

Then medium-sized petals were glued on top of those.

top layer of small red felt petals

And then the smallest petals were glued on the very top.

My flowers ended up being about 4 1/2 to 5 inches across.

backs of DIY red poinsettia flowers

Here you can see the backs of the poinsettias.

Attaching felt poinsettias to wreath

dollar store wreath and red and white felt poinsettias

I made five white poinsettias in exactly the same way as the red, and then I removed the red bows from the wreath.

gluing felt poinsettias onto basic dollar store wreath

To attach the poinsettia flowers onto the wreath it just take a bit of hot glue.

Basic dollar store wreath prettied up with DIY felt poinsettias

And here’s my felt poinsettia wreath, ready to be enjoyed for years to come.

As a finishing touch, I added a little poinsettia flower bead that I found at the dollar store last year, but anything that you have could be used.

I only applied glue to the middle of the backs so that the poinsettia petals can be rearranged a bit, if wanted.

Supplies needed for this easy DIY felt poinsettia project:

  • dollar store faux foliage wreath
  • fed felt
  • white felt
  • decorations for middles of flowers
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • black marker
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks

DIY felt poinsettias decorating a basic dollar store wreath

Making flowers is one of my favorite things, and these easy DIY felt poinsettias were such fun to create.

It reminded me of how much I enjoy traditional flower-making, and not just repurposed flower-making.

I ended up using 3 sheets each of the red and white felt, so this project cost me $9. I’m pretty happy with that because I love how my poinsettias turned out.

And I love that a basic dollar store wreath can easily be made to look so elegant.

It would be greatly appreciated if you would pin this project to your favorite Pinterest board, and also share it with your friends.

Create a DIY felt poinsettia wreath to decorate your home for Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas Project Links

DAY TWELVE: Quick & Easy Scarf Christmas Wreath

DAY ELEVEN: Repurposed Furniture Legs into Alternative Christmas Trees

DAY TEN: Easy Map Ornaments from Cosmetic Containers

DAY NINE: Vintage Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments

DAY EIGHT: Displaying Vintage Ornaments in a Frame

DAY SEVEN : Repurposed Playing Cards into DIY Christmas Tree

DAY SIX: DIY Christmas Wreath from Glittery Thrifted Finds

DAY FIVE: Easy DIY Stuffed Clear Plastic Ornaments

DAY FOUR: Easy DIY Christmas Gnomes

DAY THREE: Easy DIY Felt Poinsettia Wreath

DAY TWO: Easy Angel Ornaments from Tassels

DAY ONE: Repurposed Hand Fan Christmas Trees

Thanks so much for reading and until next time,

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. Amy Davis says:

    I love these! So simple and pretty. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Sheryl Bordelon says:

    So cute! And easy!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Very pretty! I especially like the clear instructions for making the poinsettia’s! You could put them on lots of things. Another winner, girl!

  4. You are so clever, Tuula, your poinsettia wreath is very pretty! Can’t complain about the price of making it either. Gotta love the dollar store!

    1. Thanks Marie! Yes, I do love the dollar store, even if everything isn’t a dollar anymore.