Valentines Day Felt Rosette Wreath

If you have ever made a wreath, you know that wreath forms can be very expensive, so I was super excited when I saw Thrive to Blog use cardboard from an old box as a wreath form.  Genius!  Her version uses burlap {and is lovely}, but I enjoy working with felt, so I came up with this:


Want to make one?  It is time consuming, but not difficult or expensive to make.  Here's what you do:

Step 1:  Cut a heart shape (about 2 inches thick) from an old box.  Then wrap it in 2 inch felt strips (securing with hot glue at the beginning and at the end of each strip).




Step 2:  Make a bunch of felt rosettes.  I made 54.  {This is the part that takes some time.}  You can find a step-by-step tutorial here.


Step 3:  Using a hot glue gun, glue the rosettes onto the felt-covered wreath form.


It is pretty just like this... but you can add a ribbon and/or bow before you hang it up.  I used tulle for a romantic Valentines Day "feel", but you can use anything you like.  (You can also find another version of the wreath here.)

I totally "heart" this wreath, and I hope you do to.  :-)

♥ 
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)




34 comments:

  1. I love it! So pretty:) those felt flowers are adorable. Love your blog!

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  2. So cute!!! It is worth all the time that it took to make those 54 rosettes!!! :)

    I have a linky party going on if you want to join... http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/01/vanilla-bean-iced-coffee-and-project.html

    -Rachel @BubblyNatureCreations.com

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  3. Such a cute wreath - I've made my share of rosettes before, and they can be a little tedious. It even looks kinda cute without the rosettes :). You have a great blog, and I'd like to award you with the Liebster Award. It recognizes great blogs with less than 200 followers. Please go to http://salvagedwhimsy.blogspot.com/2012/01/little-newsy-news-to-share-with-you.html for details on the award and to get a button. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas. Take care.

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  4. Hi there! I'm your new follower over from salvaged whimsy. I'm an east coast mommy too! (upstate NY) You have a beautiful & creative blog and i'm looking forward to your posts! :)
    Sarah

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  5. CUTE CUTE! thanks a bunch for linking. winks, jen

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  6. This is so cute!!

    These are darling! I invite you to link these (or any other Valentine's Day posts) up with the Find Some Love Fest on February 1st!

    http://www.feedingmytemple.com/2012/01/exciting-announcement.html

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  7. This is fabulous- thanks for posting it on FB so that I could see. ;) xo

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  8. Incredibly beautiful! You have some patience, girl! Popping over from Salvaged Whimsy and I am so glad I did!

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  9. Wow!! This is sooo pretty!! I've never made a full-size wreath before, but definitely want to try sometime!! I love the fact that you used cardboard for the wreath form too!!

    Thanks for linking this post up to Lisa's Linky List #2!! Oh and I'm your newest follower by the way!!

    ~Lisa
    Lisa's Craft Blog

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  10. I love this its so simple but I fear time consuming..Maybe I can do this naptime over the next week or so

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  11. Fantastic craft! I LOVE FELT and I love wreaths! :)

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  12. Love this and sharing on FB and Twitter!

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  13. Great job! How much felt did you buy?

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    1. Jen - I used felt I had in the house, so I don't know exactly how much it took. I buy it by the yard to make Super Hero capes. lol

      I would just take a CD to the store, and see how many will fit on a sheet. I used 54, but you could use less if you made a smaller heart.

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  15. I am so glad you shared that at my "Show us what you got" linky party!! I just love it...Valentine's is my favorite day and I love to see all the great things people come up with!!


    www.mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/
    www.facebook.com/MyCrazyBeautifulLife.13
    www.pinterest.com/denyse13/

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  16. Great idea! Thanks so much for linking up at the Kiss & Tell party over at my place!

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  17. Nice wreath! I hope you will link it up at my Show It Off Thursdays party at: http://ornamentplace.com/?p=1140

    Thanks, Linda

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  18. Love this post! It's linky party time again on my blog! I hope you can join! Here is the link! Your friends are welcome too! http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-2

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  19. This is one gorgeous wreath! Beautiful job!

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  20. Great project ! I have got to make some of those cute rosettes! Found you via The Shady Porch. Stop by my place if you have time :)

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  21. This is great! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-6.html

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  22. Soooooooooo pretty!! Aren't you creative & crafty! http://www.livingandlearningathome.com/2012/01/paper-hats-and-cute-corner-bookmarks.html

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  23. gorgeous - I love this idea - it's so tactile!
    found you via a linky, joined your site, and would be thrilled if you could visit me too!
    http://partycraftsecrets.blogspot.com/

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  24. I am having a Valentine contest with prizes for two winners. It just started today, hope you will link up for a chance to win. Love your wreath.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

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  25. Love this! Found you at Itsy Bitsy Paper. And I love your next post, too, about not being Supermom. I literally just posted about nearly the same thing last night. I wrote about "the other side of the screen." It's real life:)
    Love
    Amanda

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  26. Ps. Pinning this. I just came across it again tonight. Really love it!!

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  27. Oh goodness this wreath is BEAUTIFUL! I would like to invite you to share this post with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-7.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite, Lindsi.... but for some reason, I can never link up to your parties. :-(

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  28. I am pinning this and including it in the Sweet C's Designs Friday Finds! Thanks for adding it to my FB page- I LOVE it!

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  29. Love this!! I made one and am so happy how it turned out! http://T-shirtsandtulle.blogspot.com/2013/02/felt-flower-heart.html?m=1

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