26 October 2011

A Little Nostalgia: Fall Rosette Wreath Tutorial

In the spirit of the season, I'm reposting my favorite [and most popular] project. Enjoy!

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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!!

14 comments:

  1. I made this last fall when you posted it!!! :)

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  2. oh now that is lovely! my best friend made me a fall yarn wreath but i may have to make something like this for christmas.. hmm.. the ideas are flowing now. thanks for (re)sharing!

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  3. I love it! Ive gotta perfect my rosette making skills. Its that "getting the hang of it" part that hinders me:)
    Happy Fall!

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  4. that is one nifty wreath lady!

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  5. It is gorgeous! I love the tag. Does your dollar store still have the foam wreaths? My dollar store is completely out and not getting them back in. Therefore, I have to buy them at Michaels and they are about $3 with a coupon! EEEk!

    You do great work.

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  6. OK, so I'm not a big fan of fall - but I am a HUGE fan of this wreath!!!

    LOVE IT! Awesome job!!!

    Take care,
    Christina
    designingbynumbers.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh, and @thechattymommy, if you want a cheap wreath form just use pipe insulation! My hubby buys this stuff from the Home Depot ~80" for like $2. I just made a couple of wreaths using this stuff (38"/wreath, thus $1/wreath) and all I had to do was wrap some duct tape around the join. Easy peasy!

    Take care,
    Christina
    designingbynumbers.blogspot.com

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  8. This is so awesome!! I cannot believe I hadn't come across your blog before Casey's link-up, it's adorable! I'm your newest follower :)

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  9. Love this wreath. Think I will try it using burlap on the form. Saw your link on Simply Designing and was inspired. You have a lovely blog and I am your newest follower. Thanks for sharing!

    Casandra @ madedownsouth.blogspot.com

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  10. such a cute wreath!

    I just clicked over from the followers fest! I love your blog design!

    newest follower!
    Happy halloween!

    www.keylimedigitaldesigns.com

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  11. very beautiful! I am your new follower.

    Luanne
    http://craftersreference.blogspot.com/

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  12. Ok I'm a sucker for wreaths---love this one! the tag is my favorite, what a great idea to add to it for gift giving!! Following you now...I don't know why I wasn't before! :)

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  13. I have deff seen this popular on pinterest and will try it out! I make rosettes a lot but making them out of burlap makes me cringe! Does it hurt? lol

    Found you through the fall fest! :-)

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