Crepe Paper Rosette Wreath DIY

Crepe Paper Rosette Wreath

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…

Supplies:

  • Hot glue gun with plenty of sticks
  • Crepe Paper in color of your choice
  • Scissors
  • A wreath form – here I used an old photo matte 16×20 inches with 8×10 opening
  • Ribbon for hanging mechanism

Crepe Paper Rosette WreathInstructions:

  • 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.
  • Crepe Paper Rosette WreathTie your ribbon hanging mechanism on the wreath form.  You will cover it with rosettes to conceal it later.Crepe Paper Rosette Wreath
  • 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.

Crepe Paper Rosette Tutorial

Crepe Paper Rosette 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.

Crepe Paper Rosette Wreath

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?

Comments

  1. Super cute! Pinned too.

  2. This is really beautiful. What a great tip to cover the matte with the crepe paper first so the other color doesn’t show through. It really makes it look full !
    One tip…let your husband or significant other know that you are starting this project and that you will not be able to eat dinner with them for a long time. They might want to plan a project of their own…maybe painting !

  3. I love the color and texture of the crepe paper and the square shape is fabulous! Beautifully done!

  4. Pretty…love how it frames the frame.

  5. Turned out great. I might have to try this, but I think in the middle of winter when I would be happy to be holed up in front of the TV, lol. Thanks for sharing – love it with the frame inside.

  6. Miss Kitty says:

    Fabulous wreath!!! Such a treasure. Thanks for sharing your tips on how to do it. MOST of my projects take a lot longer than I think they are going to. I usually have to break them up and work on them a little at a time. Have you heard this saying “Life is hard yard by yard, inch by inch it’s a cinch” ?I saw your post over at Serinity Now blog.

  7. I love how this turned out. I think I’m going to try this. I’m looking for some inexpensive ideas for my daughter’s play room. Thanks for sharing!

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