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.