Felt Wreath DIY – How to Make a Ruffle Wreath for Summer

This colorful DIY felt wreath is the perfect summer accessory for your front door! Use any combination of colors to create your felt wreath.

Summer is an excellent time to add more color to your home decor. An easy way to do that is with a colorful wreath. Felt wreaths add a fun pop of color to any seasonal decor. The options for felt colors are practically limitless.

felt wreath

There are several different styles of felt wreaths. This particular style is a ruffled wreath. The “ruffle” comes from placing felt circles close together. The edges stand up and look like ruffles.

I first saw this kind of felt wreath DIY on the blog, Mailbox Journey (unfortunately this blog doesn’t exist any longer).

In the past, I made a ruffle felt wreath using pink, orange, yellow, and white. This time, I was inspired by mermaids. I used teal, blue, purple, and peach to create this wreath.

summer wreath

This post was originally published on July 17, 2013, and republished on May 3, 2022. This post may contain affiliate links. I earn a small commission from these links.

How to Make A Felt Wreath

Supplies

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Cup with 3.5″ wide diameter rim (for tracing circles)
  • Circle punch
  • Circle foam wreath form
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 40 9×12 sheets of felt (10 of each color)

Cut the Felt Circles

Felt wreaths are simple to make. First, trace circles onto half of the sheets of felt.Β I fit 6 circles on each 9×12 felt sheet. Each circle should be 3.5 – 4 inches. A standard drinking glass is about that diameter.

Secondly, layer a second piece of unmarked felt under the felt with circles. Cut out the circles. Be sure to cut through both sheets of felt! Cutting more than one sheet of felt at a time saves a lot of time on this project!

To make the process even easier, use a 4″ circle punch. A punch meant for thick objects, like foam or canvas, works best. The circle punch saves time, and hands!

An example of another shortcut is to buy pre-cut circles. However, precut options will most likely limit your color options!

Create the Felt Wreath

Once all of the circles are cut, attach them to a round foam wreath form using hot glue.

First, Dab a small amount of hot glue on the wreath form. Then press the center of the circle into the glue.

Use the end of a pencil to push in the circle of felt. This will save you from burning your fingertips!

Next, fold up the bottom side of the circle. Place the next circle about 1 inch from the center of the first.

Glue circles around the form following this pattern to create a row of felt. It should take about eight to ten circles.

After that, add another row of the same color next to the first row. Fold up the sides of the first row. And place the second row about an inch from the center of the first row.

Create two rows in each color before alternating to the next color. This ensures each color stands out on the wreath. And that each row appears full.

Repeat this pattern around the whole circumference of the wreath form. Each color should repeat four times.

felt wreath

Accessorize the Wreath

Felt wreaths are fun and colorful; however, I always like to add a little extra accessory too. It gives the wreath a little extra personality!

For this summer-themed DIY felt wreath, I added a pair of seashells. I thought shells were the perfect touch because my colors were inspired by mermaids.

I used sunglasses as the accessory on my last summer wreath.

summer wreath diy

Cheap flip flops from Dollar Tree or drink umbrellas would be fun touches too! Or wood shapes, like suns, or beach buckets!

Try this felt wreath DIY with fun colors for any season or holiday. Pink, red, and white make a perfect Valentine’s wreath. Or go outside of the box with green, purple, and gold, accessorized with beads for Mardi Gras! The possibilities are endless!

Check out more of my wreaths and other craft projects!

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30 Comments

  1. Summer has been pretty mild here in Alabama. I hate to wish it away knowing I will only be longing for it a couple of months later.

  2. Yes…please…fall needs to happen now! I’m so tired of it raining and/or being 100 with 100% humidity! Current weather in Lynchburg: storming! The wreath is super cute! I wanted to make flowers for a summer wall hanging with with felt but Brian says it looks “old’ to use felt. Then all the colors I wanted were gone when I went into Michael’s! Oh and Michael’s has plain colored flip flops on sale for $0.89 a pair!

  3. Cute wreath – and I love the sunglasses on it!

    PS – it’s roughly a million degrees here and I am over it.

  4. So cute! I need to start putting up/making stuff like this–I love the colors and the sunnies! I don’t want to complain about summer because just finished complaining about winter!

  5. I saw this pop up on pinterest yesterday and didn’t even realize it was you! I LOVE it (especially the sunglasses)! Too cute!

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