Do you want something easy to make, affordable, and beautiful for your front door this fall? This easy fall felt leaf wreath is a perfect dollar-store craft idea that can be done in no time for just a few dollars. I love that this is rustic and yet modern at the same time. It makes the perfect door decoration from August to November!
Fall Felt Leaf Wreath
I have seen similar wreaths in various home decor stores for upwards of $50, and I just can’t justify that expense. So, making one myself is what makes sense. A simple wreath form, a few pieces of felt, some floral wire, glue, and scissors, and you have under $10 in this wreath and a better-looking result than you would have if you purchased the fancy version.
If you want more ideas for other doors or mantles in your home, don’t worry, I have some great fall wreaths that are beautiful and affordable. My favorite is this rustic fall wreath with natural elements, but this easy fall wreath with felt flowers is another gorgeous choice that is super easy to make.
What Can I Use if I Don’t Have Felt?
Since you want the flowers to have depth and to stay in the shape you create, you’ll want something stiff. Felt is ideal because it’s soft but holds shape. Foam paper is another great option and one that is also inexpensive. If you only have fabric, it can be used, but I recommend covering it with Mod Podge or spray starch so it is harder. Then cut out and shape.
I would not make this with paper if it is supposed to hang outside. However, if it is going to be indoors, you could get the same result with cardstock or some heavier-weight craft papers.
What is the Best Wreath Form For This?
A grapevine wreath works best for this since you want to tuck the flower stems into the wreath to look natural. It could be done with a foam wreath that has been wrapped in ribbon, fabric, or burlap, but wouldn’t look as natural.
Another option that would work well with this are the hay wreath forms. It fits the fall theme and can be used with the flowers to look natural. If nothing else is available, you can always wrap a wire form in raffia and then attach the leaves with glue to create a similar look for your fall wreath.
Where Can I Hang My Fall Leaf Wreath?
This can go almost anywhere but the most common places to hang your wreath are the mantle and the front door. This could also be laid flat on a table with a candle in the middle as a centerpiece, or hung on a wall above a dining table, or as part of your living room decor. There is no specific way to use or display this that is correct. Use it for what you want in your home.
How Can I Hang My Wreath?
One of the best things about the grapevine wreath is there are so many areas you can slip a hanger through it. If hanging on a wall or above a mantle, the open spaces between the vines can be ideal for slipping over a hook or nail on the wall. When hanging on a door, you can use a traditional over-the-door hanger, or the same nail or hook.
Of course, you can also add a loop of twine, ribbon, rope, or similar around the wreath form or through the grapevines to use to hang from the said hook but dangle further down on the door or wall.
- Red felt
- Dark orange felt
- Light orange felt
- Cream felt
- Yellow felt
- Floral wire
- Grapevine wreath
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue stick
How to Make a Fall Felt Leaf Wreath
Fold a piece of felt down 2″, then cut a rounded shape about 3″ long from the felt. Trim the edges to create a leaf shape with a rounded end and pointed end.
Use this leaf as a template to cut out more leaves from the other colors of felt until you have around 10 to 12 in each color.
You should have between 50 and 60 leaves.
Add a bit of hot glue halfway up the side of one of the leaves, then fold the other side over, sealing it against itself. Creating a leaf that is open on one end but slightly pointed and closed on the opposite end.
Repeat this with all of the leaves.
Cut 3″ pieces of floral wire, one for each leaf.
Add a bit of glue to one end of the felt leaf.
Then slip the floral wire inside the closed end of the leaf.
Then, add glue to the other end, and place it inside the wreath form to secure.
Bend the wire slightly so the leaf faces either toward the middle or outside the wreath form.
Repeat this, alternating colors every 1 to 2 inches, and moving around the wreath form until it is mostly covered with leaves. You will still see the wreath form underneath, but it will also show mostly leaves.
Attach a ribbon or string and hang as desired.
More Fall Decor Ideas
Fall is definitely my favorite season to decorate. You can put something up in August and it works until November. What’s not to love about that? Plus, it’s my favorite season with nice cool breezes, warm colors everywhere, and the smell of wood smoke in the air. So, of course, I love making crafts to honor those things. Below are some more of my favorites for you to bookmark, pin, or print to make soon!
- Farmhouse Style Fall Lettered Mason Jar Vases
- Gorgeous Fall Leaf Wreath Made from Old Book Pages
- Upcycled Tray Fall Chalkboard Wreath or Sign
- Rustic Old Book Page Pumpkin Fall Decoration
- Fold a piece of felt down 2", then cut a rounded shape about 3" long from the felt. Trim the edges to create a leaf shape with a rounded end and pointed end.
- Use this leaf as a template to cut out more leaves from the other colors of felt until you have around 10 to 12 in each color. You should have between 50 and 60 leaves.
- Add a bit of hot glue halfway up the side of one of the leaves, then fold the other side over, sealing it against itself. Creating a leaf that is open on one end but slightly pointed and closed on the opposite end.
- Repeat this with all of the leaves.
- Cut 3" pieces of floral wire, one for each leaf.
- Add a bit of glue to one end of the floral wire, and slip it inside the closed end of the leaf.
- Then, add glue to the other end, and place it inside the wreath form to secure.
- Bend the wire slightly so the leaf faces either toward the middle or outside the wreath form.
- Repeat this, alternating colors every 1 to 2 inches, and moving around the wreath form until it is mostly covered with leaves. You will still see the wreath form underneath, but it will also show mostly leaves.
- Attach a ribbon or string and hang as desired.
Add greenery around the flowers for a different look.
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This could also be made using green and yellow felt for springtime or even blue and white for winter.
Add a burlap bow to the top for an additional look.