Santa Wreath Tutorial AND more Christmas Wreath ideas

I am new to making wreaths, so I was ecstatic when Katie from Upcycled Treasures reached out to me about a holiday wreath blog hop! It gave me a forced opportunity to try my hand at making another wreath and start creating my Christmas decorations. Can you guess which wreath below is mine just by looking at them? It should be pretty easy if you read the title of this post or came over from Pinterest. šŸ˜‰

Wreath Post Feature Image

When I heard about the blog hop, I immediately started writing ideas down and finally settled on a red Santa wreath. So below, I will be sharing how to make this Santa wreath with “ruffled” red felt as well as the links to the other great wreaths for you to check out as well. Please make sure to head over to their posts and give all of them lots of love!

DIY Santa Wreath - A gorgeous ruffled felt wreath made to represent Good Old Saint Nick! Anyone can make this DIY Christmas Decor! | The Love Nerds



Rounded wreath form – I used an 11″ form
Red Felt – I used about 25 9×12 sheets for a really full look
Black ribbon
“Buckle” – I used gold vinyl I had at home; you could also use gold paper or tape


1. Cut the felt sheets down into circles. I first folded the sheet hot dog style and cut along the fold. Then, I cut the 2 long rectangles into three equal squares. From there, I quickly rounded the edges of 3-4 squares at a time. This step is a little tedious, so I just sat on the couch with a small trash bag in my lap while watching a tv show.

Santa Wreath Tutorial
2. Once you have your circles, you will start to make the “rosettes” with the felt. Fold one circle in half, fold one side in to the halfway point, and then fold the opposite side over on top. I then pinned it immediately to the wreath, placing the pin near the bottom of the rosette. (no glue needed)

Santa Wreath Tutorial 2
3. I started by doing two rows of rosettes near the top of the wreath form. I made it so the fluffy part of two rosettes met facing each other at the very top of the wreath. You want to avoid white space between them, so they will overlap a little to get a full look.

Santa Wreath Tutorial 3 Santa Wreath Tutorial 4
4. After the first and top two rows were done, I started filling in the outside one row at a time. I offset the rosettes from the prior row to fill in the blank spaces. This is not an exact science though. Your goal is to just fill in and reduce any view of the wreath form. Once the outside is full, move to the inside and do the same.

NOTE: For the last row on the inside and outside, you will want to put the pin very low and try to have the tops of the rosette hide the pins from the previous row. If the pin is placed near the bottom of the wreath form, you won’t see it once it is hung. For reference, I did one more row beyond what you see in the picture below. I placed the pin right on the edge of the wreath form at the bottom there as that would be resting against the wall.

Santa Wreath Tutorial 5

5. Once your felt is filled in the way you like it, you can make and attach a buckle to the ribbon and then pin the ribbon to the back of the wreath form.
Santa Wreath

OTHER VARIATIONS:Ā If you don’t want to make it into a Santa Wreath, but love the ruffled felt wreath, you could attach a burlap or ribbon bow to finish it off. You could also leave take out one or two of the red rosettes and replace with a white one. Another more complicated idea that I think I want to conquer next year is making a twisted striped pattern with red and white rosettes to make it look like a candy cane.

NOW, go check out the other awesome holiday wreath tutorials and give my fellow bloggers some love.

Christmas Wreath Ideas Links to Posts

1. Katie fromĀ Upcycled Treasures
2. Corey fromĀ 
3. Jamie fromĀ 
So Much Better With Age
4. Amy fromĀ 
Delineate Your Dwelling
5. Maggie fromĀ 
The Love Nerds
6. Krista from
Ā The Happy Housie
7. Kelley fromĀ 
Miss Information Blog
8. Sharon fromĀ 
Blue Willow House
9. Brooke from
Designed by BH
10. Lisa fromĀ 
Before Meets After

Do you like making wreaths?
Feel free to share links below to a holiday wreath you have made.


Winter Wonderland

If you are a Disney Fan, experiencing the magic of Disney World at Christmas should definitely be on your travel list! Come see why! | The Love Nerds
Cranberry Pear Spinach Rice Pilaf Recipe - A tasty rice recipe that makes a beautiful holiday side dish or an easy dinner idea if you just add chicken! |The Love Nerds AD VintageMinute
Sweet Teriyaki Pork with Garlic Oven Roasted Vegetables - Make this delicious home cooked dinner idea in 30 minutes, making it an easy weeknight meal! | The Love Nerds #ad #RealFlavorRealFast @SmithfieldBrand
Slow Cooker Pot Roast - A savory and hearty crock pot recipe that is perfect for a cold winter night! | The Love Nerds
Cranberry Orange Walnut Goat Cheese Log is a gorgeous and delicious appetizer recipe for your next party! | The Love Nerds
Lemon and Herb Goat Cheese Log - A light and refreshing appetizer that guests will love all year long! Plus, it's such an easy appetizer recipe to prep, it's a shame not to! | The Love Nerds
Gifting the Moments that Matter - Celebrate all the wonderful moments in our lives with these personalized photo gift ideas! | The Love Nerds AD
Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches - Nothing beats a juicy Italian Beef! It's perfect for dinner and as party food. | The Love Nerds

Popular posts

Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork - Such an Easy dinner idea and Party Recipe! {The Love Nerds} #recipe #pulledpork #slowcooker
Who's ready for summer?! I am excited for grilling recipes and summer BBQs which these 3 Delicious Grilling Sauces are perfect for!! You definitely want to use this for wing sauce, BBQ chicken, and more! | The Love Nerds #whatsgrillin #ad
14 Days of Love {Dating My Husband at Home} - You don't need to go out to have fun! I'm sharing 14 easy at home date ideas plus tips on doing so while staying within a budget! |The Love Nerds AD VisaClearPrepaid
Baked Three Cheese Ranch Chicken - An immediate favorite for my family! {The Love Nerds} #recipe #chickenrecipe #ranchchicken
Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe {The Love Nerds} #pasta #macandcheese #partyrecipe
Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup - Our favorite soup recipe and one of our most popular posts! Easy dinner idea - toss in slow cooker and forget about it! |The Love Nerds


  1. says

    I am so glad we were able to team up on this wreath post! Yours turned out to freaking cute and whimsical, and I haven’t seen anything like it!

    • lovenerdmaggie says

      Thank you for pinning, Christine! The ruffle look turned out much better than I thought. I think I will be tweaking this to use for Valentine’s day also.

    • lovenerdmaggie says

      Thanks so much for the invite, Deonna! I just linked up and followed you across social media. I am so excited to get to know you more and see more of your posts.

  2. Krista says

    This is totally fantastic! I LOVE it- so much texture and the fun bright red with the belt is so adorable. Glad to have the chance to be on this wreath hop with you today!!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *