Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Burlap Rosette Wreath

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I made this wreath on a creative, nesting whim last year when I was pregnant with Mia. I loved it and it stayed on my front door all year through. That's how well made this baby is {hehe} it weathered the seasons including a few brutal rain storms and is still holding up great.
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I had this available to purchase through the shop for a bit, until I realized I'm not made for sitting still for that amount of time making that many rosettes. That, and I ran out of shows to watch on hulu to keep me company. So they aren't available in the shop anymore. However, if you really don't want to make one of these yourself, I'm happy to make you one on a custom order basis. Just email me.

If you do have it in you to make one yourself, then keep reading.

I'm going to show you two different versions. My version is the one filled with rosettes.
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Then I made one for my sister with just a cluster of them.
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I think both are equally cute.

Here's what you'll need:
Approx 1-2 yards of burlap depending on how many rosettes you want. Better to buy more than you think you'll need. You can always use burlap for future projects. 
18in white foam wreath form
Glue Gun
Lot's of glue sticks
Fabric of your choice to hang the wreath
{I used white because I liked the way it looked against my steel blue door}

Cut a portion of your burlap into long strips about 4 inches in width.
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Grab your glue gun and attach one end of the strip to your wreath and then wrap it around tightly, gluing it down again at the end of the strip.
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Keep doing this, while overlapping the strips, until you cover the entire wreath.
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Now for the rosettes. There are many many tutorials on how to make fabric rosettes. Basically I just ended up doing what felt right, it's really simple once you get the gist of it.

Cut your burlap in 1.5 inch strips for smaller rosettes and up to 3 inches for larger rosettes.
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{This is for a larger rosette}

Fold your strips over and then iron it. This sort of seals it and makes it much easier to create your rosettes. It's very tedious {especially when making a ton of them} but makes a difference in how your rosette turns out.
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{I didn't iron this one, it was just a quickie to take pictures for this tutorial}

Then fold one end down a couple times and twist it.

Place a dot of hot glue after every other turn or so. 
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Keep doing this, rotating folds and turns until you reach the end, leaving a small "tail."
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Place a ton of glue on the back and fold the tail to the back.
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Then it's as simple as placing them around your wreath by putting a bunch of glue on the bottom and pressing it down onto the wreath. Eyeball it and decide how full you want it to look. I made mine pretty full.
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Leave about a 3 inch space at the top for your fabric to hang. I used some extra white cotton fabric I had. I cut it according to how long I wanted it to hang then looped it around the wreath and tied a knot at the top. I was going for a organic frayed edges look so I was ok with it not looking super clean/neat. 
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You can see here on this one I made for my sister, I just clustered a bunch of rosettes in one corner. this one is obviously much easier and faster. 
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To "fall" up my wreath, I replaced the white fabric sash for some green fabric. I wanted a cleaner look this time so I folded my edges over and hot glued them.{A non-sewers version}
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Then I bought 1/4 yard of fabric in 3-4 coordinating fall colors. 
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I made my rosettes and then used pins to attach them on top of the other rosettes. That way they are easily removable after the fall and my burlap rosettes are still in place underneath. 
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Basically, after you make your burlap wreath, you have so many different options to make it your own or coordinate it to different seasons. For Christmas you could add pine cones and berries, flowers in the spring, sunflowers in the summer. Make it your own and have fun!!

*Sidenote: for the monogram letter, I just bought the C from Hobby Lobby and painted it white, then I used heavy duty 3m double sided tape to fasten it to the door, placing it in the middle of the wreath.
Also, you can buy the exact WELCOME vinyl from HERE.

Happy Wreath Making!


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33 comments:

  1. This wreath is beautiful! I think I'm going to have to make a version of this as my Christmas wreath. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love your little wreathy and i love me some burlap. And i love me some Laura. It looks great!;)

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  3. This is beautiful! Just popping in to say hi. Following you a long time but saw your link on the follower fest list!

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  4. This is amazing....it's funny how CLASSY burlap can be! :)

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  5. Oh my goodness - I LOVE your wreath and more importantly I LOVE Project Hope!
    I am your newest follower from the Fest :)
    Courtney
    www.lilnoodlebug.com

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  6. i love your wreath so much!! i've always wanted to make a burlap wreath and now i have a great tutorial :)

    following you from the follower fest :)

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  7. I am SO making this tomorrow! What a pretty wreath. :) thanks for sharing!

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  8. Loving the burlap! Working on a burlap and felt wreath right now.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Blythe
    www.thedesperatecraftwives.blogspot.com

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  9. i made a wreath kinda like this for my door with burlap. love burlap. i am a new follower from the follow fest. :-)

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  10. Visiting from Ashleys blog today, your story is truly amazing. And I LOVE the burlap wreath :-)

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  11. Loving this!!! I love anything Burlap :)

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  12. Cute cute! New follower from the OFF. :)
    -Cassidy
    http://cassidyrobinson.com

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  13. New follower from the follower fest! Love your wreaths!

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  14. Hello! I found your blog through the Follower Fest going on at Casey's. I'm now a follower of your blog too. I love those wreaths! Your blog is soo cute!!

    Digger ~xoxo~
    www.digdeeperdesign.blogspot.com

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  15. Just saying Hi from Style Outside the Box! We would love to do a link swap with you! :) New Follower from Oct Fest! :) Come say HI at http://www.styleoutsidethebox.blogspot.com/

    :)

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  16. I'm a new follower! LOVE that wreath. I think I'll make it for some gifts this year!
    Nicole
    missusrobie.blogspot.com

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  17. This wreath is gorgeous, I love it!

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  18. super cute! love it with the pop of color!!! i'm a new follower from the follower fest!

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  19. I love your wreath! The burlap is a nice touch. =] I made one too using felt and cotton. You can see mine if you want to!

    http://fillmyheartup.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall.html

    Anyway, I'm here from the follow fest and I'm loving your blog. Following you. =]

    fillmyheartup.blogspot.com

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  20. I am a new follower via the follow fest! LOVE your cute blog! come say hi sometime :)

    xoxo,
    Caroline
    http://www.sweetcarolinebumbumbum.blogspot.com

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  21. How beautiful. Love your blog. I am a new follower from follower fest.

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  22. love! From follower fest :) http://myabrucedesigns.blogspot.com/

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  23. I am your newest follower from the fall fest! Love your wreath, I am always amazed at how pretty burlap is!

    Hope you are having a great day (ours is snowy - makes me question if it is Christmas and not Halloween in a few days - lol)
    Hugs,
    Antonella :-)

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  24. Such a sweet idea! Love the look of the burlap. I may just need to try this out myself :)

    Stopping by from Follow Fest! New follower!

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  25. this is so adorable, what a great idea :)

    xx
    alyssa
    http://wereaucourant.blogspot.com

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  26. What a lovely wreath! I'm loving burlap lately! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!

    I stumbled over here from the followers fest!
    Cheers!
    Holly

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  27. I love this! Your door looks great, inspiring! I need to get my hands on some burlap and give this a try - thanks for posting!

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  28. Oh I love this! I am in the middle of redecorating my bedroom and I am obsessed with burlap! Very cute, love the fall version!

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  29. Just gorgeous! New follower from the fest stopping by to say hi. Em

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  30. I love it! I just made two yarn wreathes! I need to do a post on my blog with how they turned out!

    I found you from the Follower Fest!

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  31. Oh my goodness!!! I love the Fall wreath you made!! And the welcome vinyl! <3

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