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Tuesday Tutorial and a Giveaway!

As everyone who knows me knows, I am really good at coming up with ideas and really not so great at following through or recreating my ideas.

BUT! I finally did it!

I was sitting in the living room the other night and decided to try out a wreath. And it actually worked!

Are you ready to learn how to make this?

What you will need:

  • Fabric of your color choice. (I got a yard of each and it has made three wreaths worth and I still have some left!)
  • Hot glue gun and LOTS OF STICKS
  • yarn in whatever color you prefer
  • felt squares
  • wreath in the size you desire

Step one: Prep work! Turn hot glue gun on so its extremely hot once you are ready to start. Cut different size strips out of your fabric. Also, cut different size squares out of the felt. If you do the prep work before, it will be much easier and faster.

Step two: Making the rosettes.

  1. Put a pool of glue in the center of the felt square.
  2. Place end of fabric strip onto the glue. (Get burned.) Hold down until secure. Then start to twist the strip of fabric.
  3. Put glue in a circle around the fabric already glued down onto felt square. Take your twisted fabric strip and place on glue circulating the middle piece of fabric. (Probably get burned again.)
  4. Continue to twist the fabric strip, put glue down, and lay down twisted fabric until the strip runs out. Leave a small piece of fabric hanging at the end. (More than likely get burned 12o49 times- give or take seven or so.)
  5. Once you are out of fabric, cut away the extra felt around the rosette.
  6. Glue the remaining piece to the back of the rosette to secure it and VOILA! you have done the hardest part! (PS you will definitely burn yourself on this part.)
  7. Once you have the desired amount of rosettes made, arrange them however you want them to go onto the wreath. I am majorly OCD so it takes me forever to figure out exactly how I want it.
  8. Once you have your pattern, glue all the rosettes together. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of this part. Sorry. (And I assure you that your fingers will be burned- but at least its for the last time during this tutorial!)

Step Three: Finish the wreath.

  1. Take the yarn and wrap it around your wreath. I weaved mine into the wreath as well to make it secure.
  2. Take your rosettes that are glued securely together (and dried). Place them wherever you want them on the wreath. Again, OCD kicks in for me so it takes forever. Then glue it onto the wreath. I also weaved some yarn through them and hid it to make it more secure. Use a generous amount of glue and that sucker will stay! And there you have it- you have made the wreath!

Now for the fun, less painful part (due to all the burnings)- I’m giving a wreath away! All you have to do is comment ON THIS POST ONLY and on Friday I will select a winner through a random number generator! US residents only, please. It will be smaller than this wreath by a little only so I can ship it cheaper and easier.

And for all you suckers who don’t win and don’t want to get burned 20395 times- I’m selling these wreaths! $15-$25 depending on which size you get and how many rosettes you want. Email me if you want one – !

Can’t wait to see who wins!

(This giveaway is sponsored by me and only me. I have not been compensated or asked to do a giveaway by anyone. I just love my readers and wanted to give something to y’all!)

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9 thoughts on “Tuesday Tutorial and a Giveaway!

  1. Great job! It is really pretty! When I make the rosettes I use a popsicle stick to keep from getting burned. I am a baby when it comes to hot glue!

  2. I would love to have one! πŸ™‚ I have a wonderful spot ready to hang it inside (I can never get one to stay on the door outside anyway).

    As soon as my stinker takes a nap I will be making some chiffon rosettes for some stuff for a surprise bridal shower. I will probably get burned 20395 times as well! πŸ™‚ I burned myself really badly once-making the same rosettes that you just did-with a hot temp gun so now I usually only use a cool temp gun but that means you have to work twice as fast!

  3. Super cute! I cannot make one of these because I have a deathly fear of hot glue guns due to a major burn from which I still have a scar experienced once while making a stupid peppermint Christmas tree πŸ™

    PS I’m very impressed at your completed project πŸ˜‰

  4. ive noticed so many people making yarny wreaths this year..i really love the colors in yours and the rosettes are just lovely! i hope i win thanks!

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