Make a pretty, Felt Pinecone & Poinsettia Wreath (and a celebratory giveaway)

I have so many fun Christmas crafts to share with you in the weeks ahead. Today, I have a tutorial for a beautiful Felt Pinecone & Poinsettia Wreath designed by Kathleen George. The Felt Pinecones would make sweet ornaments and gifts all on their own, too. I’m also celebrating a little today: this is my 450th post on Crafts ‘n Coffee; this little old blog was just featured on Country Woman magazine’s web site; and Crafts ‘n Coffee designer Kathleen George made the front cover of Paper Creations magazine. This calls for a celebratory giveaway! First, today’s wreath.

A pretty Christmas wreath made with felt. The Felt Pinecones would be beautiful as ornaments, too.

To make a Felt Pinecone & Poinsettia Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • 12” wreath
    • Two, 3” eggs
  • Felt: ¼ yd. cream; green, rose, and deep red squares; scrap of gold
  • Thick, white craft glue or low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; craft pins; needle; Exacto® knife

To make a Felt Pinecone & Poinsettia Wreath:

1. Pin and glue a 2” wide strip of cream felt to the back of the wreath, and then wrap the strip around the wreath, pinning and gluing the other end to the back. Continue with additional strips until the wreath is covered.

2. Using the pattern, cut out 40-50 pinecone scales for each felt pinecone from both the rose and deep red felt.

A Christmas classic. CraftsnCoffee.com has a tutorial for making Felt Pinecones.

The Felt Pinecones make beautiful ornaments, too.

3. Glue two red scales to the narrow end of the egg; the rounded edge of the scales should be touching. Overlap the red scales with two rose scales. The straight edges on all four scales should meet and form right angles.

4. Continue gluing on scales, working in rows around the egg, overlapping the prior row as you go and covering bare spots. Alternate the rose and red scales. If needed, use pins to hold the scales in place while the glue dries. When the first egg is covered, repeat for the second egg. Let the glue dry.

Love this pretty felt poinsettia. The tutorial for the Felt Pinecone & Poinsettia Wreath is on CraftsnCoffee.com.

The variations in color and yellow center make this poinsettia look almost real.

5. Make the poinsettia:

  • Using the pattern, cut out five rose petals using Petal A; five red petals using Petal B; and four leaves.
  • Make a gathering stitch across the base of each petal and leaf. Pull to gather and to give the leaves and petals shape. Tie off the thread.
  • Glue and pin the five rose petals, ends touching at the base, in a flower shape at the top center of the wreath.
  • Glue and pin the five red petals on top of the red flower, and with petals alternating.
  • Cut a strip of gold felt 4” x 5/8”. Fringe along one long edge. Roll up the strip tightly from one end, and stitch the bottom together to secure. Fluff out the fringe and glue the bottom to the center of poinsettia.
  • Glue and pin green leaves around the poinsettia.

6. Cut two strips of cream felt ½” x 6” long. Use the tip of an Exacto knife to cut a slit at the top of each pinecone. Place a dot of glue in the slit. Use the dull side of the Exacto knife to slide the felt into the slit. Let the glue dry.

7. Position the felt pinecones inside the wreath, and glue and pin the felt ribbon to the wreath.

Lots of beautiful cards and paper crafts in the Winter issue of Paper Creations. Love this Pinecone Ornament on the cover. s

Kathleen George designed the Pinecone Ornaments on the cover of the winter issue of Paper Creations.

Now, for the celebration. Take a look at the front cover of the Winter issue of Paper Creations. Kathleen George designed these Pinecone Ornaments in a similar fashion to today’s Felt Pinecones, only she used corrugated cardboard. There’s also a pretty Paper Mitten Garland by another Crafts ‘n Coffee designer, Patty Schaffer, in this issue. You’ll find the magazine on newsstands now.

This mitten garland is so cute! See the instructions in the winter issue of Paper Creations.

Patty Schaffer designed the Mitten Garland in the current issue of Paper Creations.

I’m also thrilled that Country Woman magazine featured Crafts ‘n Coffee on its home page. There have been so many big bloggers featured by Country Woman magazine, and I was honored when they contacted me about Crafts ‘n Coffee. I can’t thank enough Sharon Selz at Country Woman magazine for reaching out to me.

And finally, today is post #450 on Crafts ‘n Coffee. That’s a milestone I find hard to fathom. All of this calls for a celebration. I’m giving away two prize packages, each one containing:

  • The winter issue of Paper Creations magazine.
  • A subscription to Country Woman magazine.
  • A craft apron.

If you’d like to win one of the two prize packages, tell me about your Christmas crafting plans. I can’t wait to hear what you’re going to make. Enter by midnight on Thursday, November 7, and I’ll announce the winner on Friday, November 8.

Long post today, thanks for hanging in there with me.

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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50 Responses to Make a pretty, Felt Pinecone & Poinsettia Wreath (and a celebratory giveaway)

  1. I’ve been busy making ornaments to sell at a Christmas sale in a few weeks.

  2. I’m making a quilt for my son’s bed and now after seeing the post on the vintage chenille turkey, I’ll be making one of those too. Thanks for posting all these awesome crafts.

  3. Brenda B says:

    I plan on making new ornaments, not sure what yet also would like to try making some special cards. Love your posts.

  4. Jeanette Smith says:

    My grandkids and I will be making Cinnamon dough cookie cutter ornaments. We like to make and decorate cookies each year, but we hate to eat them because of the great designs. This way, we can keep out decorated cookies for the tree.

  5. PJ says:

    Hello Sharon! Congratulations on your milestone!!! I’ve got all sorts of “irons in the fire,” typical of this time of year. Knitting is my main craft-addiction. This year it’s candle cozies, a deer head, ornaments, and non-knitting I’m working on designing our Christmas card, making felt ornaments for my kitchen Christmas tree, and a clothespin garland. I LOVE the pinecone project!

  6. LisaM6 says:

    Sharon~ What great ideas. Love them all. I am working on more craftshow items this week. But have an afghan in the works, fleece blankets for kids, and teacher gifts. Then on to volleyball gifts for divisionals and coach gifts. Have a great week.

    Lisa :)

  7. Marlene says:

    I will be making this wreath and the cardboard pinecone’s. I am also crocheting an afghan for my daughter and crocheting Christmas stockings for the family.

  8. Suzze says:

    I am going to try to make some Christmas presents that I have pinned on Pinterest. I work in the children’s department at a national bookstore chain, so the holidays are always crazy! I hope I have time to do all I want to do!!

    • Sharon says:

      I’m sure it’s crazy, but what a fun place to work! Almost magical, yes? I hope you find the time for a little Christmas crafting, too. Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  9. Cheryl Pence says:

    What a lovely wreath!! Right now I’m working on a Christmas tree using the mesh ribbon. I’ve seen so many beautiful projects with this ribbon so trying my hand at it. Also have been making Christmas cards. Thanks for a chance to win a wonderful prize!!

  10. Susan says:

    Congrats on your milestone of 450! Really enjoy the newsletter and for the projects. Still trying to decide what to craft for the holidays.

  11. Dee Russell says:

    Just bumped into your blog through Pinterest. Quite delightful! I’ve been making deco mesh Christmas wreaths like crazy. Taught myself how through a tutorial. Got to love technology. Of course, soon I’ll be starting on making my Christmas cards.

  12. Dee Slaght says:

    I have started on my home made soaps and scrubs. Just love giving these at Christmas time, with everyone so busy, this gives them some ME time after the holidays. Love the smell of my home. And I have been invited to my Daughters, Little Vikings 4K & Childcare, LLC for a classroom demonstration for the little ones, and they will help make soap, and will each get an extra one to donate to the Local Food Pantry. How exciting is that!

    • Sharon says:

      Handmade soaps are such a special, everyday indulgence. I love your ideas for crafting with the little ones, too. What a wonderful way to spend the season. Thanks for sharing. Sharon

  13. Birgit says:

    I want to make some Christmas cards for special people. If I have a bit more time, I might make some Christmas jewelry — pendants with Christmas images. Besides, I am looking forward to visiting your site often to get more inspiration about Christmas crafts. Once again thanks for all the time and effort you put into this fine site!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Birgit, so glad you stopped in. I hope you do visit throughout this crazy, crafty season. Happy crafting with your cards and jewelry. Sharon

  14. ColleenB. says:

    Congratulations on your milestone and wishing you so many more to come. Love your wreath.
    I work on Christmas craft projects all year long off and on. Right now I’m in process of making photo ornaments using those small; 3×3 inch canvases.
    Thank you for this opportunity on this wonderful giveaway
    ColleenB.

  15. Debbie Kaste says:

    Wow. Love these great projects. Hope I will have time to make them as they are terrific! I’ve managed to hand sew some felt ornaments that I found patterns for in last years ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ special issue. I really enjoy hand sewing and working with felt. It’s Sooo relaxing.

  16. Patty S says:

    congratulations on #450 and on your feature! (you don’t have to enter me in the drawing – i just wanted to say keep up the good work! it’s a pleasure designing fun craft projects for you!)

  17. suebe says:

    Right now, I am making four counted cross stitch and felt ornaments for the church craft fair. I am also making 2 stuffed turtles for the toddlers in my life, an amigurumi mad hatter hat pin cushion, and a pair of knitting needle holders. When I’m done with those, I hope I have time to bead a scarf.

  18. Lorrie Koenig says:

    I am busy painting snowmen figures and ornaments, plus making artificial wreaths.
    Congrats on your milestone. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  19. I plan on making a lot of Styrofoam trees this year. Ones with feathers, beads, bark, etc. I just love Christmas trees. I keep small ones out all year round.

  20. annehaun says:

    I love your wreath. I am making a new Christmas tree skirt, a stocking for my new grandson, an afghan for my daughter and some ornaments for my tree – all fun projects! Wish me luck.

  21. Lynda Atwood says:

    I really want to make the pine cone. And poinsettia wreath! I already have the styrofoam wreath form! I also have some Christmas stockings I’d like to get crocheted.

  22. Katiria says:

    Congratulations on post #450. I hope to be here for your #1,000!!!!
    No need to enter me in the contest, I just love your posts and chatting with you. For Christmas I plan to make my own cards this year and also I want to make a quilt out of my son’s old t-shirts -let’s see how that goes….

    • Sharon says:

      Awww, thank you! It’s always great when I see a comment from you, and thank you so much for following. Here’s to post #1,000! Happy Christmas crafting! Sharon

  23. I am room grandmother for my grandson’s 4th grade class, so am constantly on the search for unique craft ideas for the children. With their winter party fast approaching, I could definitely use this prize package!!

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