TUTORIAL: Ombre Holiday Wreath

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

I'm excited to share a tutorial with you all today. It's been too long. I knew I wanted to make a new Christmas wreath and wasn't sure what direction to go. This wreath kind of just evolved once I got started. I decided to do a felt covered wreath of some sort and I ended up with this ombre holiday wreath!


It's super bright and cheerful which I love. Lula thought it was a Valentine's day wreath at first, so maybe it doesn't scream "Christmas" but that's ok with me. Once everything else is up on the mantle, I think it will Christmasy enough. Here's how I made it:

I started out with a foam wreath circle and a bunch of felt squares ranging from white to red.


I cut each color into strips about 3 inches wide.


Then I just wrapped each strip around, overlapping in the back. I used hot glue to secure. After overlapping the colors, here is how it looked:



I made some green flowers in various shades. I used this type of felt flower and this one as well



After making a pom pom garland (I will share this one later), here is how it looks up on the fireplace!


It would look so fun and cheery hanging on a door as well!


I think it took about an hour to make and it was very cheap. The foam wreath was 1/2 off and the felt was probably only a few dollars total.


And, BONUS: Here are 8 other amazing holiday projects out there in blogland. You must check out my bloggy friends and get some other inspiration!



1) DIY Flocked Ball Ornaments by Sugar Tart Crafts
2) African Flower Crochet Stocking by Persia Lou
3) Washi Tape Christmas Tree by Keeping it Simple
4) Ombre Holiday Wreath by Homemade Ginger
5) Christmas White Chocolate Crispies by Cupcake Diaries
6) DIY Chunky Candy Canes by Whistle and Ivy
7) Felt School Picture Ornament by Cutesy Crafts
8) Pine Cone & Berry Tree by Cook and Craft Me Crazy
9) DIY Christmas Stockings by Tiny Sidekick

10 comments :

  1. This is gorgeous! I love the idea of using felt, I haven't seen that before around the wreath!

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  2. Love it, Megan! I have been digging pink and red together lately. It's totally festive and Christmas-y in my opinion. :)

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  3. I LOVE all of the colors! This is sooo pretty and simple- this is something I could definitely whip out soon! xo-Brook

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  4. You are so clever and crafty, Megan! CUTE, CUTE!

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  5. I didn't realize it was made out of felt when I clicked on it. It looks great and easy enough for my kids to do! I love it. BTW coming from Cast Party!

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  6. I love ombre and I LOVE your wreath! So cute. And I love that you used felt.

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  7. All your decorations are so bright and cheery! I'll definitely be back to see your garland, because I definitely need one of those for our house!

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  8. I love felt! I've been wanting to make one of these felt wreaths for a while. Love this one!

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  9. WOW, Megan. Love this!! I'd love for you to drop by and link up at our Holiday link party at http://www.urbanejane.com/2013/12/holiday-glam-link-party.html
    I definitely want to try making something like this soon! :D

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  10. So so super cute! And i love it with the pom poms hanging behind! Sharing on G+!

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