A few weeks ago my husband and I went on a vacation to Puerto Rico. Imagine a place where the weather is warm, the resort’s scenery is breathtaking, the pool is relaxing and there’s a Starbucks.
I must emphasize…Starbucks is not my top memory of Puerto Rico. I mention it only because it’s where I noticed a pretty Christmas wreath. It inspired me to create this Felt and Burlap Christmas Wreath.
Our Puerto trip was our first kid-free trip since our oldest child was born. She is almost 10 years old.
10 years! We never even took a weekend getaway together. If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have seen a few pictures from our amazing Puerto Rico vacation.
Anyways, the resort we stayed at had a Starbucks which is where I saw my inspiration wreath. It reminded me of my Felt Leaf Turkey Wreath minus the cute turkey face. I loved how the burlap leaves and red ornaments formed a holly. I knew instantly I wanted to make a similar wreath but using brighter red ornaments.
Christmas Wreath inside Starbucks at El Conquistador Resort – Puerto Rico
Since then, I wondered if this wreath at other Starbucks. My local Starbucks has a convenient drive-thru so I rarely step inside it. But, I did notice yesterday while peaking through the drive-thru window while waiting for my Vanilla Latte that yes, indeed, the same Christmas wreath was also displayed there.
Maybe, you’ve seen this Starbucks Christmas wreath? Did you ever think about making one for yourself?
Well, here’s a tutorial on my version – a Felt and Burlap Christmas Wreath.
The materials I used to make this Felt Leaf Christmas Wreath were wreath form (12 inch), kelly green felt, burlap, red ornaments, scissors, pencil, red Sharpie marker, hot glue gun and glue sticks.
I cut out several rectangle pieces of the green felt. The rectangles were about 2.5 inches by 1.5 inches.
I then cut those rectangles into pointed feather shapes. I did use my first cut leaf as a template so the leaves were similar size and shape.
I glued the felt feathers onto the wreath. I glued 3 leaves in each row. See photo below.
I only glued the feathers onto the front of the wreath. Later, I cut some green felt to cover the back of the wreath.
I took the ornaments and glued onto wreath and to each other.
I made two burlap leaves by tracing a leaf template onto my burlap. I cut out the burlap leaves.
I drew random patterns onto each burlap leaf using a red Sharpie marker. I drew diamonds, curved lines, circles.
To stiffen the burlap, I lighted brushed Mod Podge onto each burlap leaf. I let it dry completely.
I glued the burlap leaves onto the felt wreath.
This beautiful Felt and Burlap Christmas Wreath is hanging above our fireplace. It’s looks perfect with the rest of our Christmas decorations.
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