Thursday, November 3, 2011

Easy Upcycled Autumn Rosette Wreath

Alright, so I wanted a fun Fallish wreath for my front door but I'm tired of spending money on stuff. So, I picked up a tacky grapevine wreath at D.I. (thrift store) and got rid of all the tacky bits attatched to it (tole-painted bunny and carrot...blech). Some of it was glued on but I just pulled it off and picked the glue off. And it was only two bucks!

I rummaged through my massive collection of fabric. Really? Why do I have so much fabric? Do I have some sort of compulsive fabric-buying problem or what? Sheesh. It's starting to get a bit embarrassing...

Then I ripped all these lovely colors into strips...about an inch and a bit wide...

I took two strips, tied them in a knot on one end and then twisted and folded them until I had rosettes...


I hot glued the end to the bottom and then hot glued a piece of circular felt to the bottom. Need better instructions for making these lovelies? Just google Rosette Tutorial and you should be set! Now all there was left for me to do was arrange them how I wanted, blob on more hot glue and put it all together....



And then pop it on my door...


Voila! My $2 wreath!

18 comments:

  1. I seen a couple of these and have yet to attempt but I love yours. The colours are just a perfect matching for the season.

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  2. I love all the fall colors you used! The rosette's look great! I am a new follower:)
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  3. Love these colors! This looks great!

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  4. This turned out so pretty, and I love the colors!

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  5. Great use of left over fabric! Love the wreath:)

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  6. This is one of the cutest wreaths I've seen! Love it.

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  7. Love this! Featured it on my FB page today! :) Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday!

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  8. Very pretty! I love making rosettes! They are so easy, but so cute! Nice job!

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  9. This is my first time visiting your blog. I love that wreath! I think I'm going to make one!

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  10. What a lovely wreath I love all of the vibrant colors.
    Happy Blogging.

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  11. This is fabulous Erin! I too have a massive collection of fabric from when I was going to sew my girls all kinds of cute dresses when they were little - they are now 14 and 17 and all the patterns I bought are a little small :) Love this wreath though - definitely want to try it out! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  12. Now I definitely have to try these rosettes. They are so adorable and I love the color combination. I love it! Thank you so much for sharing it at www.thetshirtdiaries.com

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  13. Hi Erin,

    Just thought I'd let you know that I've featured your lovely wreath HERE. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Michele

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