I recently made some DIY Corsage and Boutonniere Felt Holly Leaves for family members to wear on a Christmas cruise. Our extended family is taking a cruise this Christmas and my mother-in-law requested we all wear something matching for Christmas day. A DIY corsage and boutonniere was the perfect solution since there were several of us and ages ranging from 6 – 72 years old!
The best part about this Christmas Felt Craft Project is that these Felt Holly Pins are gender-neutral so you can make and give them to anyone! I added a ribbon to the back (instead of a pin) to use as a wrist corsage or a hair accessory! These would even look cute tied to a wrapped present as a bow or hung from a Christmas Tree as felt ornament!
Download the Felt holly leaf pattern for FREE below and make a corsage and boutonniere by hand or use a Cricut Make machine as I did! Learn how to make a Corsage or Boutonniere for your Christmas events or a sweet Christmas gift! #feltcraftideas #diycorsage
I used my Cricut Maker Machine to make this project. Just upload the SVG or PNG file in Cricut Design Space, size, cut, and apply!
–>>If you don’t have a Cricut Maker Machine, just download the PDF file, cut the template by hand, and use to trace on felt and cut by hand!
I used my sewing machine (my 8-year-old daughter did most of the sewing!) to sew a straight stitch down the center of each leaf. I hand-stitched the berries and the ribbon to the leaves. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can hand stitch or use glue… however, sewing or stitching guarantees it will stay together 🙂
DIY Corsage and Boutonniere Felt Holly Leaves:
- Cricut Maker Machine (optional, can cut by hand using the PDF)
- 12 x 12 Cricut Fabric Cutting Mat (optional, if cutting by hand using the PDF)
- Image Cut file/PDF (get it free below or use your own image)
- Light Green Felt
- Kelly Green Felt
- Red Pom Poms (1″ size)
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue
- Safety Pins
- Sewing Machine (optional but highly recommended)
- Thread in Coordinating colors (green and red)
- Gather supplies and watch the video below for more info and directions.
- If using a Cricut Make Machine, upload the image in Design Space (need help uploading in Design Space? Check out my Cricut Courses Here!). Size the image in Design Space (mine was sized: Kelly Green – 2.78″ x 2.08″, Light Green – 2.94″ x 2.38″).
- Place the dark green leaf on top of the light green leaf and sew a straight stitch down the center of the leaf (do not go all the way to the end of the leaf tip). If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can hand-stitch or glue the leaves together.
- Arrange the leaves to create your Holly and glue the ends together.
- Glue the holly berries to the top (you don’t need a lot of glue if you plan to stitch the berries into the leaves later).
- Let the glue dry.
- Make the bow using the ribbon and stitch to the berries.
- Stitch the berries to the leaves. You just need to simply tack them in place.
- Cut a small square of light green felt and stitch the top and the bottom to the back of the corsage/boutonniere to create a loop.
- You can slide a safety pin in the loop (for a boutonniere or pin corsage) or slide a matching ribbon through the loop (for a wrist corsage or headband).
Here’s a picture of me wearing the Felt Holly Leaves in my hair! Just wrap a longer ribbon through the loop in the back and you have a headband!
Watch the How-To Video…
Grab the Free SVG File!
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I used my Cricut Maker Machine to make this project. Just upload the SVG or PNG in the program you use (I use Cricut Design Space), size, cut, and apply!
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