Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Felt rosettes

I saw a post on Little Things Bring Smiles where Katie made some felt wreaths for her parents. I thought it could be a fun and quick way to dress up a boring grapevine wreath.


I was at Michaels today and bought some 9X12" felt sheets in different fall colors. I used
a lid for my template & cut circles. I did larger as well as smaller ones too.


I then just cut a spiral. My circles or spirals are not perfect. I would be much more particular if I was using real wool to make the rosettes. 


You can make the flowers 2 different ways. you can start in the center, using your hot 
glue gun every so often to tack down the felt. 


This helps prevent it from unraveling. Like the image above.


Or you can start on the end and roll all the way up the spiral. When you are done you 
will have a cone that you can day some of the glue on and the tiny circle in the center you can glue over the center and secure with glue.



I sat outside in the gorgeous weather and just cut circles.It was very relaxing & I bet you could do 
a hundred of them in front of the TV. I chose some pink because I thought they would look 
cute on a barrette for my daughter.


I picked up a couple of single prong hair clips. If you are making some for hair accessories, I suggest using smaller circles for smaller flowers.


I am also going to glue some extras I made on a headband for her. These would make very quick, inexpensive gifts. You could attach them to scarves, make a necklace, pillow accents or even on a gift package for the holidays!


Here is a wreath I found in my store room. I can't tell you how old it is or when/if I ever used it. I dusted it off and got to gluing! 


The color looks like one of the flowers is blue, but it is actually purple. Not sure what the deal is.


Can I just tell you how much I hate using a hot glue gun?? Does everybody else get 2nd & 3rd degree burns while using it?? The glue accidentally gets on your finger tip and you can NOT remove it until it cools off. In the mean time your brain is on overload from the pain of the burn. You can do nothing but jump up & down & scream.


I think I would have liked them better if I just did the flowers without the leaves. I may take the leaves off and add more rosettes. Not sure. 


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7 comments:

  1. fun project! I especially like the hair ornament!

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  2. That was a lot of work to make this wreath! If it's a Fall wreath, I think I would leave the leaves in, unless you can think of somethin' else having to do with Fall?

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  3. Such a fun project!

    Happy Alphabe-Thursday!

    Have a great weekend too & look forward to *seeing* you again next time,

    XOXO LOLA:)

    Alphabe-Thursday

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  4. Love these! Adorable and versatile! Thanks for the tutorial Bonnie!

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  5. Hello.
    You are quite the creative one.
    Nice photos & presentation!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Yesterday With You

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  6. Oh wow! I love this! At first I thought you would take all the leaves off, but I love that you left them on and added to them.

    It made the wreath look so fresh!

    I am feeling motivated to get out my fall decorations!

    Thanks for a great link for the letter Y.

    A+

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