Felt Circles Valentine Wreath
Update: This wool felt circles valentine wreath a few years later… I took it apart and reorganized the colors to a fresher ombre look I could really enjoy. (The beauty of just using pins and not glue!)
This wool felt circles valentine wreath is an easy project. Easily finished in an afternoon, adding cheerfully colorful vibes to your space for the holiday.
You will need:
- Felt, cut into 3″ diameter circles. I decided to use lots of colors but made up with a single color, the wreath turns out very nice too.
- About 500 short (1″) straight pins.
- A styrofoam wreath form in the shape of a heart, found at any craft store or online. Scissors and/or a rotary cutter for cutting out lots of circles.
- Cardboard, ribbon for hanging (optional).
Begin by making a paper circle template. Then, get comfortable- this could take a while. Cut out about 500 felt circles so you have enough to go around. The amount shown in the picture is about a quarter of what is really needed.
To affix the felt circles to the wreath form, take each piece of felt and stick a pin through the center.
Then fold the felt around the pin, in half, then in half again. You will stick the pin directly into the styrofoam and push it all the way in.
Place the pins about a 1/2 an inch apart from each other. This distance puts the felt folds next to each other without leaving a gap in felt where you can see the styrofoam. I started building at the bottom of the heart.
Hold the part you’ve already finished closer to your body. Build away from you and add the folded felt and pin pieces following a grid system. In the picture above, 50 circles have already been used.
Because the felt kind of unfolds if you let it go after pinning, keep your other hand against the part you’ve already built. Keep on adding circles.
Almost done, you may have to stop and cut out more circles. Because I ran out of shorter pins, I had to dig through the sewing room to look for the next shortest option. The 1 1/2 inch pins with small bead heads worked just fine too.
Finishing and hanging:
There was some concern about the sturdiness of the finished product because the pins go in and come back out quite easily. If you plan on hanging the wreath outside, you might thing about adding cardboard to the back. Cut out a piece of cardboard slightly smaller than the finished wreath. Lay out the finished wreath on a piece of cardboard and trace the shape. Hot glued the cardboard to the back. Don’t skimp on the glue. Hit the styrofoam as well as the felt. Cut a slit in the cardboard and tied a piece of ribbon on for hanging. This should make it sturdy and long lasting.
Congratulations, you’re finished. Enjoy your gorgeous envy-of-the-neighborhood wreath!