Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday-Summer Rosette Wreath

Got your creative juices flowing today?! :) Happy Tuesday everyone!
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Anyway...lets get on to the tutorial. I needed a summery wreath for the front door after the 4th of July, so I decided to just put this one together. I had all of these things around the house so at this time it literally cost me $0 to make!
Materials Needed:
1. Wreath form {found at any craft store/Wal-Mart}
2. Hot Glue Gun
3. Felt {in sheets or by the yard it doesn't really matter. How much depends on how many flowers you want on your wreath}
4. Yarn color of your choice
5. Scissors



Put a dab of hot glue on your wreath form and attach the end of your string. Hold it in place until the glue dries.


Continue to wrap the yarn around the entire wreath.


You will need to leave some gaps in the yarn to prevent spaces in between. You can go back and fill in the gaps after you're finished or at any time really. I just wait until I'm finished that way it adds a little character and then I don't have to cut and restart with my yarn once I'm on a roll! :)

Now to make your flowers you will need your sheets of felt.


Start by cutting your felt sheet into 4 squares


Cut the square into a spirally maze. It kind of looks like hypnotic circle thing {what?}


Start rolling your hypnotic circle inward, like you would roll up a sleeping bag. The center of the circle should be the last thing that gets rolled up. Don't wrap too tightly, but not to loosely either. You will see what I'm talking about when you start wrapping. Obviously the tighter you wrap the tighter your flower and vise versa.


You will be left with an "apostrophe" at the end which you will glue to your wrapped flower to hold everything in place. Using your hot glue gun, spread some glue on the spiraled part of your flower and attach the "apostrophe" to it.


When you flip it over it should look like this. This flower is wrapped a little tighter than I usually like them to be but since they are bigger flowers I decided to do it this way. It's totally up to you which was you want them to be made.  


I would suggest laying your flowers out in different patterns to make sure its the way you want it before you glue them down. I made two tone flowers {cut out two felt circles the same size and wrap them together the same as you would a single circle} as well as one color flowers so I wanted to make sure I liked the color combination and where each one was placed. Dab a little bit of glue onto the back of your flower and press on to your wreath. Remember the glue is permanent so make sure it's where you want it before gluing it down.





And there you have it. Hanging on the front door looking mighty summery! You can change the color of the yarn and flowers to your liking. Be creative.

There are all kinds of tutorials for different aspects of this wreath, but this is my original design and creation! You may pin it but please make sure you credit the correct source!

16 comments:

  1. adorable tutorial! I can't wait to check your other ones-). Thanks for stopping by my blog-looking forward t following!

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    1. :) Thanks for following back! Enjoy and I'm glad you're here!

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  2. Love these wreaths! Adorable, can't wait to make one!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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    1. Let me know if you do! Post some pictures! :)

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  3. Hi! Visiting from Tip Junkie! I love wreaths.. and yours is awesome! So pretty! I tried making a yarn wreath once and it was a horrible fail.. I may have to try again!

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party.. its open til tomorrow! http://www.thegrantlife.com/2012/07/financial-friday-fabulous-features_12.html

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    1. Yes...try again!!! Trust me...I have had tons of fails! But its ok..thats the best part about crafting...you can just try again! :)

      I will definitely be over!! Thank you!

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  4. Wow I love that! I will do one too - the funniest thing is, that no one in germany has something like that, that is cool! Looking forward doing that for our new house!
    Great to follow your blog!

    andthatsmine.blogspot.com

    Mirja

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    1. Mirja you should make it and you will be queen crafter in Germany! :) If you make one take a picture and let me see!

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    2. Yea queen-crafter, hm... could be a nice goal :-) Ok! I send you a picture or a link after making it!

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  5. So pretty!!! Thanks for linking this up to Fantabulous Friday at Little Becky Homecky!!

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    1. Ahh!! Thanks for hosting each week!! You do such a great job!

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  6. What a beautiful wreath. I'm so impressed. Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle

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