DIY Felt Succulent Wreath

This week’s DIY is for this Felt Succulent Wreath, perfect for the holiday season. I made this to enter the Direct Blinds Deck Your Door wreath competition, so I hope you enjoy it and please cross your fingers for me to win!Felt-Succulent-Wreath-DIY-By-Claireabellemakes

This is a great craft project for beginners as it just requires some glue gun action – my favourite! I will be posting a review on my new glue gun on Wednesday so stay tuned.

I got all my supplies from Hobbycraft so will link to them below, but you should be able to find them in most craft stores.

Felt-Succulent-Wreath-DIY-SuppliesYou will need:

Start by wrapping the hessian strip around the wreath form, applying hot glue each time you wrap the back of wreath. Do not press the hessian/burlap down with your hands as the hot glue will seep through and you will burn your fingers! Wait until cool and smooth the fabric.

Hessian-Felt-Succulent-Wreath-DIYContinue wrapping and gluing the hessian until the entire wreath form is covered.How-To-Make-A-Seasonal-Wreath

Set your wreath aside. Now I’m going to show you how to make a felt succulent.

Cut around 15 pieces of felt measuring approximately 1.5 inches x 1.5 inches. Also cut 1 piece of felt measuring 1.5 inch by 2 inches. This rectangle piece will form the centre of your succulent plant. Roll the rectangle piece up and glue the end.


Trim one side of each square of felt, to form a curve and point. These will be your succulent plant leaves. Place a line of hot glue along the bottom edge and press around the centre roll of felt towards the bottom.

Keep working around your succulent, adding leaves as you go.Making-A-Felt-Succulent

Make a second felt succulent using a contrasting felt colour. I varied the petal shape cutting each felt square into a diagonal point.

Once your felt succulents are made, it’s time to attach them to your wreath.Make-Your-Own-Felt-Succulents Apply hot glue to the bottom of each felt succulent and gently press onto the front of the wreath. How-To-Make-A-Succulent-WreathTake a loop of twine and glue to a small piece of the hessian, to make a hanging loop for the wreath. Glue the hessian in place.

Then your felt succulent wreath is ready to hang! I think I might work on it further to add some smaller plants to the wreath, what do you think?


I really enjoyed making this wreath and I’m already thinking of new DIYs for felt succulents as I am terrible at keeping real plants alive!

You can view my wreath projects for last year here and here.



 *Direct Blinds compensated me for the materials used in this project, for the purpose of the competition.
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