Tuesday, October 4, 2011

DIY: Fall Rosette Wreath

I love Pinterest! It presents so many DIY ideas...wish I had time to try them all! Fall is my favorite season to decorate the house for, and I needed a fall wreath that was simple and inexpensive. Below was the inspiration for this project. It is for sale on Etsy for about $70. Cute, right?


I made a variation of it and it cost me about $15! It was so super easy and fun. All you need to do is take a trip to Michael's - you'll need felt, scissors, a glue gun (or craft glue) and a grapevine wreath. Grab some felt squares in your choice of various colors for a whopping 29 cents per square. I found a grapevine wreath for $4.99 and purchased a glue gun for about $5. Make sure you have plenty of glue sticks! 

I went with fall-ish colors. Three is a good number of color options, I think...although the "inspiration" used 4 colors which was cute too.
First, cut each square of felt into 4 smaller squares so that they fit in the palm of your hand. I did leave a few of the large squares intact so I could make some large rosettes. For the first rosette you make, you may want to sketch out a swirl pattern to guide you, like below.


Next, cut along the lines so that you have a swirly deal, like an apple peel...


From the innermost end of the swirly deal, start rolling the felt, sort of like how you would roll up a sleeping bag. The felt sort of sticks together so it's easy to keep the rosette together as you go.

Sorry - we're a litle out of focus!

Keep on rolling until you reach the end of the "apple peel" - use a little craft glue (or hot glue) to secure the end.

Isn't this pretty? I can think of SO many ways to use this! I'm thinking on a present for Christmas...
Make lots of rosettes in different colors and sizes...


Then, simply organize them on your grapevine leaf and attach them with hot glue. I positioned them in little groupings first and then went back to glue into place.


And ta da! You've got a welcoming fall wreath that costs next to nothing! This really was a quick project...I did this in a short evening after work.


Pretty cute, isn't it?

3 comments:

Rachel said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Gaya said...

SOOO cute Georgia. Invite me over for a craft party!!!

Nancy P. said...

Great job as usual Georgia!

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