Hello! Welcome to my eighth installment of my weekly Pinterest project! If you follow me on Pinterest, you will find that I’m a little obsessed with pinning things! I was one of those people pre-Pintetest who had binders full of torn out magazine pages with pics of beautiful home decor and yummy recipes. Ha! Anyway, I thought I would attempt a craft this time and created a fall wreath. There are so many out there on blogs and Pinterest, it was hard to decide what to make! Check out these diy fall wreaths! I have always wanted to make rosettes and came across several wreaths that included felt rosettes. I followed the directions from this blog but adapted it slightly. Here’s my step by step on how to make a rosette wreath:
1) Go to a craft store and purchase the following supplies (or gather them from your house, depending on how crafty you are, ha!):
Glue gun (how am I 33 years old and have not owned a glue gun?!! What?! We had one growing up but I never purchased one as an adult.)
Sheets of felt. I used one sheet per color but that’s because I didn’t want many rosettes on my wreath. If you want the entire wreath covered, you will need a bunch of sheets. Sidenote: my husband and kiddos were with me in Michaels and helped me pick out the rosette colors. I wanted to go with navy and off white felt for the wreath (even though it wasn’t very fall-ish) but my husband convinced me to get some earthy, fall colors. I thought about going with a yellow, navy, and off white, but that was too much like WVU football colors. Then I suggested orange and burgundy, which was like VT. Every color combo was shot down by my husband because of how much it looked like specific football teams! So, I ended up with orange, yellow, and off white (though that’s probably some football team’s colors, ha!). As I am writing this, my husband informed me that the colors we selected were not that close to any specific teams.
A blank CD
Ribbon for hanging the wreath
2) Use the CD to trace felt circles. Cut the felt circles into a spiral. I pinned the rosettes together until I finished the 12 rosettes. One sheet of felt equaled four rosettes.
3) Glue the rosettes at the end (with a glue gun).
4) After thinking more about the colors I used for the wreath, I didn’t want the wreath to be so permanent. I looked around Pinterest and found several ways to create an interchangeable wreath. I glued velcro on the wreath and on the back of the rosettes so I can swap out rosettes depending on the season. I really want those dark blue rosettes that I originally picked out, ha! Maybe I could make a navy blue and coral wreath for the spring or summer…hmm.
5) Attach a ribbon and hang on your door! This project took me about an hour and fifteen minutes, which wasn’t too bad since it was the first time I made the rosettes. I was able to complete this project while Harper and Will napped!