How To Make A Festive Felt Boxwood Wreath

This do-it-yourself felt boxwood wreath makes a chic addition to your holiday decor - and one that will last!

~This post originally appeared in the home & lifestyle blog, Pastels and Macarons ~

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always adored boxwood plants. There is something so delicate, yet strong and beautiful, about them. For me, they are just about the most perfect plant to incorporate into holiday décor, from clippings used to adorn gifts and place cards to long garlands and, of course, wreaths both slender and robust.

(For an easy-to-follow primer on making your own fresh boxwood wreath, click here).

For this project, however, I decided to apply the classic look of boxwood to create a Scandi-inspired crafted version.  Turning to felt, I interpreted the delicate green leaves into soft white ones that have the advantage of not dying out! I knew it would be the perfect complement to my Christmas décor which, for the past couple of years, has been a mixture of whites and creams and mixed metals of gold and silver.  I love how these soft hues contrast so well with the deep green of our Christmas tree and other greenery sprinkled throughout our home.

(To see last year’s Christmas home tour, click here).

If you are looking to create a wreath that will last, why not try this felt boxwood version for your home this season?


For this project, you will need the following materials:

Minimalist felt boxwood wreath - materials.

  • basic white felt (12 inch x 14 inch)
  • 14 inch embroidery hoop
  • glue gun
  • scissors
  • small spoon (oval or ‘bowl’ end measuring 1 inch x 1.75 inch)
  • pen or pencil
  • ribbon


Step 1:  Trace & Cut Leaves

First, using the small spoon begin tracing leaf shapes on your felt.

tracing felt leaves

For a 12 inch by 14 inch square of felt, you should be able to create up to 46 tracings.

traced leaves

Next, begin cutting out the leaves, taking care to cut just inside the tracings.

Minamalist felt boxwood wreth - cutting leaves.

For this project, you will need approximately 90 leaves (using 2 sheets of basic felt).

cut petals

Step 2:  Give Shape To Leaves

Once the leaves are cut, it’s time to start giving shape to them! This part is a lot of fun, but takes a bit of time. Taking your glue gun, place a dot of glue on one end of a cut leaf, as pictured below.

dot of glue

Pinch the base together, waiting a few seconds to allow the glue to dry.

pinch base

Repeat for each of the remaining leaves.

Minimalist felt boxwood wreath - pinched leaves.

Step 3:  Glue Leaves To Hoop

Once you’ve created your leaves, you are ready to make your wreath. This wreath is made up of two rows of leaves, corresponding with the two rings of the embroidery hoop. First, mark the mid-point at the bottom of the hoop.

mark mid-point

For this wreath, the leaves will radiate outwards from the mid-point. Taking the first couple of leaves, add a dot of glue to the base of the backside of each leaf and glue directly onto the outer ring of the mid-point of the hoop.

add first 2 petals

Begin adding your leaves, alternating between the outer and inner ring. Each leaf is placed slightly in front of the previous one in a staggered formation. This creates a more natural and realistic look.

adding petals

Continue adding leaves in this fashion, alternating from the inner to the outer circles of the embroidery hoop…

adding felt petals

…making your way up both the left and right sides, until you reach the top, mid-point of the hoop.

top mid-point

Use the last couple of leaves to cover the bald spot at the top…

cover bald spot - top

…and at the bottom.

bald spot - bottom

cover bald spot - bottom

Before hanging your wreath, take a closer look to make sure you are happy with your creation.

mimimalist felt boxwood wreath

mimimalist felt boxwood wreath

DIY minimalist felt boxwood wreath

Step 4:  Add Ribbon

Once you are satisfied, add a festive ribbon and hang your wreath!

This do-it-yourself felt boxwood wreath makes a chic addition to your holiday decor - and one that will last!

This do-it-yourself felt boxwood wreath makes a chic addition to your holiday decor - and one that will last!

This do-it-yourself felt boxwood wreath makes a chic addition to your holiday decor - and one that will last!This festive felt boxwood wreath is the perfect modern Christmas craft to do this season. Not only is it a chic and pretty addition to your holiday décor, but it is a DIY that will last.

Happy crafting everyone 🙂



  • Reply
    November 30, 2016 at 6:45 am

    I also love boxwood, and all evergreens, to be true, but this white version is so sophisticated, it is hard not to love it. Beautiful decor, indeed.

    • Reply
      November 30, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks Ana. It was fun to create this slim boxwood wreath. I do love soft crafts and am a sucker for anything Nordic inspired 🙂

  • Reply
    handmade by amalia
    December 2, 2016 at 1:51 am

    So sweet and simple, Jelica, I like the clean and pretty look of it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      December 2, 2016 at 7:30 am

      Thanks Amalia!

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    December 2, 2016 at 9:43 am

    That’s so beautiful Jelica. As my mom would say “understated class at it’s very best”. The way you made the leaves can be used in so many different projects. My mind is a buzz right now 😉

    • Reply
      December 2, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Thanks for the lovely comments Michelle. I think people sometimes rush to buy ‘gadgets’ to create decor, but there’s so much at home that can do the trick instead – including cutlery! And, yes, spoons are awesome utensils for creating leaves and oval shapes useful in other projects. Then just wash them off and stir your coffee later on – it’s a win-win 😉

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