20 September 2010

Fall Rosette Wreath

If you're like me, then you love all things fall. You love hot apple cider, cozy sweaters, and chilly nights perfect for snuggling.

Here's a super easy fall wreath tutorial that will get you in the autumn spirit!



First, gather your supplies.



You will need a wreath form (dollar store!), two colors of fall fabric, glue gun, glue sticks, scissors, and acorns (or any kind of natural elements...pine cones would be pretty, too).

Choose one color to wrap around the wreath form, cut out strips of fabric (mine were about 3 inches wide) and go to town. Use hot glue to attach the fabric strips.


Set your wreath base aside and start making rosettes. There's lots of ways to do this, so feel free to customize. This is what I did.

I wanted most of my rosettes to be orange with a few baby yellow ones. I cut out long, thick strips (about 2-3 inches) of orange fabric and a couple little strips of yellow fabric.

To make rosettes, tie a knot at the end of the strip, start wrapping and twisting the fabric around the knot, and glue as you go along. It's very simple once you get the hang out it. 

So make a rosette. And then make lots more.



I made large orange rosettes, small orange rosettes, and baby yellow rosettes. The size depends more on the thickness of your fabric than on the length.

Now that you have your acorns and rosettes, it's time to assemble your wreath. There is no real science here. I just arranged things so it looked pretty. I'm a fan of off-set flowers, but you could fill the entire wreath with rosettes if you wanted, or you could just use a few. I used hot glue to secure all my elements.



I used stamps and a simple key tag to add a little something special.


Happy fall!!



 

44 comments:

  1. Super cute wreath! I love it and I love the flowers!
    Amy
    crazycraftbugs.blogspot.com

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  2. I MADE THIS RECENTLY!!! :) see my page!
    http://whereisthelolo.blogspot.com

    of course I got it from your page! - actually it was from Tatertots and Jellos.. but it was from your guest post! :) i still need to make some additions.. and with being in Sweden, it was rather difficult finding some items.. but its so so! yours is way better! :)

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  3. i've been wanting to make something like this! you are full of awesome ideas.

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  4. This turned out so cute! It's one of the first wreaths I've found in blogland that I would actually use =D Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. This looks so pretty. I love the rosettes and the color.

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  6. This is really a beautiful wreath! I love making rosettes...I do for jewelry and headbands. I will definitely have to make some for a wreath. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Katie

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  7. Visiting from Anything Related ~ cute idea!!

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  8. I like your rosette method thanks for sharing!

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  9. I think I can do this. I'm lazy though, so I will probably buy my rosettes from Etsy :p

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  10. this is LOVELY!!!! how inspiring!

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  11. this wreath is absolutely wonderful! it is definitely on my list to make for fall, thank you for sharing :).
    bex

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  12. I do seriously love this. Absolutely beautiful.

    ~Pam

    pam{dot}helm{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  13. Yay!! I've been waiting for this.

    ~ The Speckled Dog

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  14. What a great tutorial!!! I have been wanting to make a new wreath for some time now. I am your newest follower also and would love for you to link up to my "Friend Finding Fridays". Today is the start of my linky and would be more than trilled you come join. xo, Supermom

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  15. Lovely wreath! Showcase Sisters is now following you from Friendly Friday Blog Hop!

    http://showcasesisters.blogspot.com/

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  16. Thanks for the tutorial. I love this! It's very pretty.

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  17. I featured this over at Sassy Sites as one of my favorites of the week! Come by and check it out!

    http://sassysites.blogspot.com/2010/09/weekly-halloween-highlights.html

    xoxo
    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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  18. Hi! I LOVE this! I'm your newest follower via NFF. Please check out my blog and follow back if you like:

    http://thedirtroaddiva.blogspot.com

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  19. Very pretty wreath! I was just thinking and wondering about making a fall wreath. I even have a Dollar Tree wreath just waiting to be turned into something pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. So pretty, and I love the colors on this wreath! Great job!

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  21. that's adorable. i just made my 1st wreath and am definately going to copy yours too! :) TFS~saw ya on a little lovely although i already follow ya!

    xo

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  22. I'm your newest follower from the weekend blog hop!! Lovely blog! You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

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  23. Love this and can't wait to make one once I get home. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. Laurie this is fantastic! I'll be featuring your tutorial on Oct. 1 with full credit and a link back to your site! Thanks for linking!

    Becca

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  25. you were runner up for most clicked on "Flexible Themed" links last week at "AP Tuesday" Thanks for linking up!

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  26. Very cute and different - great job!

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -

    Cheers!

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  27. This is such a cute wreath! I featured you on my blog today!

    Here's the link:
    http://moomootutu.blogspot.com/2010/09/welcome-trick-or-treaters-in-style.html

    Thanks for the inspiration & have a happy day!

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  28. This is beyond lovely! I love this wreath!

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  29. Just wanted to let you know that I linked to this.

    ~ The Speckled Dog
    http://thespeckleddog.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-ribbon-wreath.html

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  30. HI Laura!! I just couldn't stop thinking about this wreath. Love it! I featured it today:

    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/10/wednesdays-wowzers.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~Alison

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  31. I featured your awesome wreath on in my Free Halloween Challenge series.
    http://lorajeansmagazine.blogspot.com/2010/10/free-halloween-challenge-fave-tutorials.html

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  32. I posted about this really cool wreath project on my blog today. Thank you for sharing it. I can't wait to give it a shot! Please post pictures if you do one with a Christmas theme!

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  33. Very, very nice! I am going to have try the rosettes, there are so many ways to use them!

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  34. awesome! I love this wreath! it is so cute:)
    gina
    http://hiyaluv.blogspot.com

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  35. thank you! i made my own version: http://threesisterz.blogspot.com/2010/10/rosette-wreath.html

    thanks again!

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  36. Freaking love it. Thanks so much for linking this to my most popular post linky party! Gorgeous.

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  37. This is really pretty. I'd love to give this a try!

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  38. What a completely adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a Happy Labor Day.

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  39. Hello! I found this through pinterest. :-) so cute. I'm almost done making my rosette wreath but my rosettes aren't staying in place too well on my wreath. I wrapped my in yarn, maybe that's why.

    I'm a new follower because I think we will have a lot in common. :-) God bless!

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