Rosette paper wreaths are a beautiful addition to about any decor style, and couldn’t be simpler to create. They could be faster to create, but they are easy. Set aside a good chunk of time, settle in with your hot glue gun, streamers and a good (long) movie and start twisting. Below are some tips and tricks I learned along the way…
- Hot glue gun with plenty of sticks
- Crepe Paper in color of your choice
- A wreath form – here I used an old photo matte 16×20 inches with 8×10 opening
- Ribbon for hanging mechanism
- Wrap your wreath form completely with the crepe paper (streamer roll). This prevents white from showing through and is only necessary if your wreath form and paper are contrasting colors. This step is optional, but I don’t like the white peaking through.
- Tie your ribbon hanging mechanism on the wreath form. You will cover it with rosettes to conceal it later.
- Cut strips of crepe paper to make your rosettes. I cut them to about 30 inches. Make a big ol’ pile cause you are gonna need them. I am not exaggerating when I say this project took a good 6 hours of work. Obviously it will depend on what size you make your wreath, but plan on devoting a day, or breaking the project up over several days. Otherwise, you will be writing a post at 10:30 pm that you had hoped would be published a good 10 hours ago. Ask me how I know… Anyway, here is the tutorial I followed for the rosettes, over at Eat Pray Love & Craft. I ended up throwing my first few attempts away, but caught on pretty quickly. I made a few at a time, then glued them onto the wreath. MANY hours later, this I had my lovely finished wreath.
My original plan was to cut a black vinyl monogram using my cricut. Not gonna happen today, but look how cute this framed pic looks inside.
I absolutely love it. At $5 in crepe paper and supplies I had on hand, I can’t complain Would I do it again? Not soon. Maybe a smaller version, after my hot glue charred fingertips heal! What are your favorite DIY wreaths?