christmas wreath

Mickey’s Holiday Wreath Craft

What you will need:

  • Regular printer paper
  • Seven (7) 9” x 12” sheets of bright green felt
  • Two (2) 9” x 12” sheets of dark green felt
  • 10“ embroidery hoop
  • Red ribbon
  • Small red craft pom poms
  • Sharp scissors
  • Hot glue gun with glue

Kids, have a grown-up help you with the scissors and glue.

How To Make The Wreath

Step 1: Prepare the holly leaves

  • Download and print out the holly leaf template and trim along the solid line.
  • Cut a sheet of felt into three 4” x 9” pieces. Cut again into 2 1⁄4” x 4” pieces. You should have twelve 2 1⁄4” x 4” rectangles. Repeat this to all of the bright green felt sheets and one dark green felt sheet.
  • Use the holly leaf template to cut out the leaves. TIP: To cut out the leaves faster, stack 3 pieces of felt.
  • Apply a small amount of hot glue to the base of a leaf. Let the glue cool a few seconds, and then pinch the felt together. This area will be used to glue the leaf onto the embroidery hoop. Repeat this to all of the leaves.

Step 2: Prepare the embroidery hoop

  • Cut one dark green felt sheet into several 3⁄4” x 12” strips. These strips will be used to cover the embroidery hoop.
  • Adhere with hot glue one end of a strip to the hoop and wrap the felt around the hoop to cover. Secure that strip with hot glue, and repeat until the hoop is covered.

Step 3: Glue on the leaves

  • Using bright green leaves, apply a small amount of hot glue for the first leaf position. This will be a center leaf. Keep in mind the wreath will be hung on a door or wall, so place the leaves on the front of the hoop.
  • Apply another small amount of glue for the next leaf. This leaf will be to the left of the center leaf, about a 1⁄2” lower.
  • Apply another leaf to the right of the center leaf, about a 1⁄2” lower than the left leaf.
  • Apply another leaf in the center of the left and right leaves.
  • Repeat these steps working around the wreath adding here and there a dark green leaf.

Step 4: Add the bow and red pom poms

  • Using red ribbon, make a bow and glue onto the wreath.
  • Glue on the red pom poms as holly berries.