9.15.2013


If you live anywhere but California or Arizona you are probably feeling fall in the air and oh how jealous I am! Don't get me wrong, I am a sunshine lover but there is nothing more perfect than a fall afternoon. Pumpkin bread, boots, and sweater weather? How can you beat that!? While we were in Utah, we saw the first signs of fall in the canyon leaves and I haven't been able to shake my fall fever since. This past week Los Angeles averaged around 90 degrees but I'm hoping that by putting up my fall wreath it will make it come faster. Wishful thinking? Maybe ;) 

I made this wreath last year and it has officially become my favorite wreath ever. Like ever ever. It did take a while to make and I got more glue gun burns than I can even count but... it was well worth it!



Depending on the styrofoam wreath you buy, you will want to wrap it in some kind of fabric. Mine was a green so I definitely didn't want that color to show through! It will also help blend if you have pieces that are missing.


Next, I cut the burlap, lace, and tulle into 2 x 18 inch strips. I went with longer strips so that the rosettes would be bigger = less rosettes to wrap :)

Once you have a ton of strips (not an understatement) cut out, it's time to roll those rosettes! These take some patience and some practice! Don't get discouraged if it doesn't look good the first time you try. As you get used to rolling them you will find the technique that works best for you. Here is how I did mine! 

1. Fold the strip in half lengthwise with the raw edges together. I wanted the raw edges down so the fabric wouldn't unravel on the top of the rosette.

2. Start by rolling up the end. Make sure you hot glue as you go to secure the roll. Don't forget to do this!!!

3 & 4 Rolling, rolling, and more rolling!


5. Rolling done!

6. Once your rosette is all rolled, you will want to hot glue the end down. I also cut off the end if it was too bulky which helped it lay more flat against the wreath.

7. I chose to decorate my rosettes with pearl beads! The way I found easiest to do this was with a pair of tweezers and a dab of hot glue. 

8. The finished rosette!

Now for the fun part- laying out and hot gluing all of those rosettes to the wreath!


Once finished, I hung a "fall" banner across that was made with  the same burlap, some twine, and paper letters! 
Have you caught fall fever yet!?



37 comments:

  1. It looks fantastic, you did a great job! Thanks for sharing! Fall is my favorite season!

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  2. What a beautiful wreath!! I love it :) I can't wait for cooler temps here in Florida too - it's way too hot!

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  3. I LOVE this fall wreath, it's pretty awesome. Love how it came out!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  4. This is amazing! I think I need one.

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  5. you don't know how many times a day i check the weather forecast in case the weatherman was wrong 2 hours ago and now he is predicting a cool down starting tmw, wishful thinking!!

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  6. I love that wreath so beautiful!

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous! I just made a burlap wreath, but it literally took me like 5 minutes and is nowhere near as beautiful as this one!!!! I wish I had your skills!

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  8. I am planning on doing some wreath making this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Wow, your wreath turned out wonderfully! I love it! The textures are perfect for fall. :-)

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  10. I sooo wish I would have saw this sooner before making my other! This would have definitely been a hit for our new home!!

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  11. So cute!! You are so talented, Jamie!

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  12. I almost died when I saw this on insta! SO CUTE!! But did it take your hours, better yet daaaaaaaaays to do this? Because yikes! It would take me MONTHS!

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  13. Great photos :)
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  14. Gorgeous wreath! I just hung my Fall wreath this weekend, but I think I need to make this one for next year! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Beautiful Jaime. I need a nice fall wreath. How long did this take you? I would love to make it, but I worry it would take a whole Saturday to do.

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  16. I have never been much of a wreath person, but this is changing my tune.

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  17. Hi Jaime, this is my first visit to your blog. I was so taken with this wreath! As much as I have done crafting of different kinds, I have never mastered the art of making a rosette. I've got some burlap I'm going to practice (again) on. Are the lace and the tulle more difficult to work with? Do you have any tips for working with either of those fabrics? I would appreciate a quick line if you have time. Your wreath is gorgeous!

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    1. I'm in the same boat. I found these two tutorials that were really helpful though. You get a LOT of practice making rosettes with this wreath! ;) (I think I counted 63 rosettes total on my finished wreath)
      http://mysparkle.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-to-rolled-flowers.html
      http://roseycornercreations.blogspot.com/2010/07/twisted-fabric-flower-tutorial.html

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  18. I love how this turned out! I'm not crafty enough to make this but it looks so great I want to try!

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  19. Beautiful! Love love love it! Yay for fall!

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  20. what a beautiful creation!! i love it!!

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  21. My favorite is the lace flower. So gorgeous!

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  22. Okay that wreath is amazing! And those moccasins are beyond adorable! LOVE.

    Sarah @ Life As Always

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  23. Wow! That is gorgeous! If I had time, I would totally want that on my door tomorrow!

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  24. Just finished my wreath! It took me a week (working during kids' naps and in the evenings), but I love it. And now I'll be happy to not look at a hot glue gun for a while. ;)

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  25. gorgeous! you're so talented! xx

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  26. I found your site through Pinterest, and just love that wreath. Thanks for the tutorial. I will definitely be making this. I am now a follower on your blog!

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