Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fall wreath tutorial

It has been decided that our door is naked without a wreath and thus, will be adorned with a wreath for every holiday. When no holiday is being celebrated, this fun scalloped wreath will be door candy. I looked around on Pinterest for a fall/Thanksgiving themed wreath and took a few ideas to come up with this...





and I love it!

Believe it or not, this baby cost me around $5 and took just a couple hours while simultaneously watching Breaking Bad episodes, to complete. To be completely honest, I have gone outside a few times just to look at it because I love it so much. It goes perfectly with my wooden pumpkins (and a leftover real one from Halloween).


Supplies
  • Stick wreath (purchased mine at Michael's for $4.99, minus $2 using my 40% off coupon...you can use your smart phone!)
  • Felt- I used about 8 pieces of felt in different colors but you can use more/less depending on how much of the wreath you want to cover
  • Fabric scissors 
  • Hot glue gun

How to make the rosettes
1. Cut different sized circles with your felt. The larger the circle, the larger the rosette will be so try to get a variety of sizes. I didn't use a template and it doesn't have to be a perfect circle. 
2. Start cutting a spiral into the circle

3. Create a bud with the center part of the spiral and secure with hot glue. Keep rolling and secure with more hot glue at the bottom. The flower will start to form as you keep rolling/gluing


4. As you roll and glue, be sure to remove any hot glue strings so they don't mess up the rosette


Now you will make multiple rosettes with different colors of felt and in different sizes. Once you have a bunch made, lay them out in a half circle (to mock the shape of the wreath) and plan what colors will go where. Then go hot glue happy and secure them to the stick wreath. Make sure you use a lot of glue and press hard so they stick to the sticks!


 


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26 comments:

Angie Bean said...

Love it!! So easy - right up my alley!

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TheVintageHoneyShop said...

So cute!! Good job!!

Shannon Marie said...

I love these! I've made a few and can't wait to hang the one I made for Christmas! :) Great tutorial! Xo

Carolyn said...

It's so cute! :) I love the idea of having a wreath on the door all the time!

{[Jessica]} said...

so cute!! I just bought a wreath holder & now to make my wreaths for the holidays!!

Stesha Jordan said...

come live by me and teach me how to do these cute crafts!!!

xxS

Pamela said...

Looks SO good!!

Krista said...

I love the colors you chose Ruthie! Looks great on your door. I don't blame you for going out a sneaking a peek :)

ashleigh said...

looks great babe

Sarah said...

Love these colors! And I love being able to have Michaels (and hobby lobby) coupons on my phone!

It's Sooo Fluffy! said...

Great color choices!

Mallorie Owens said...

Your wreath looks great, love this!

Amanda said...

Make me one?

Oh and I looked up flights to Austin for January today. Not cheap, but at least I get to stay in Hotel Hart so that makes up for it! Can we plan a giant blate too so that I can meet Jenni and Shayln and Mallorie and more?

Laura said...

REALLY cute!

The Arizona Russums said...

Super cute! Crafts usually intimidate me, but I just might be able to pull this one off! :)

Brandi said...

Yep, I still adore that wreath! I am the WORST crafter ever though so I may have to bribe a friend with dinner and coffee to make it for me ;)

Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

smk053078 said...

Okay, I love this but was secretly hoping the felt flowers were pre-made...like in a package! LOL! I know...I am so bad...BUT, I think this is one DIY I can tackle. Love it, Ruthie!!

KRISTIN said...

so flippin' cute! per usual, your craftiness makes me jealous!

Mason's Mama said...

Thank you for the tutorial! Can't wait to make one!

Claire-Christine said...

Love it :) I didn't do my rosettes in a spiral-cut way before...hence the reason yours look better! Now I know...and I can't wait to make a headband or something cute!

Erin said...

This is adorable! :) I've been wanting to make a fall wreath and was going to search Pinterest for a tutorial.. don't need to now! ;) Love ya sister!

Abbey said...

That turned out so cute! I also love your pumpkins!!

themosbysinchina said...

Looks great Ruthie!

Unknown said...

This rocks! I'm totally gonna make this! Thanks Ruthie! :)

Unknown said...

^^ ugh, that was me above, sorry! ;)

Heather said...

oh my gosh, blogger you're killing me... ^

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