October is coming close to an end which means for me it is time to start thinking about some other decorations to make. Don’t forget to hop along and check out the other ladies in this Make it Monday blog hop where they all share inspiring Fall projects for this hop.
Oh how I love rosettes and I love wreaths. I have been all about making decorations this year! I have already made a wreath for Christmas and I had so much fun making my Christmas one that I felt a Fall wreath would be awesome as well. I am going to share with you how I made my Fall Rosette Wreath. Now making rosette’s is not something that is new to me but I don’t normally make a bunch of them at one time. I figured I would be smart though and score the entire piece of paper and then cut it into strips.
I did this project in an assembly line fashion. First I scored all the paper that I am going to use for my wreath. I chose paper from the Close To My Heart Pathfinding kit, which is gorgeous I might add! Next I cut all my paper into 2 inch or 1.5 inch strips.
Next step is to fold all the pieces in accordion fashion and then adhere them together with some bonding memories glue from Close To My Heart. I swear this glue is the best wet glue I have ever used. It is great for putting large pieces of paper together as it doesn’t wrinkle the paper and it is a strong hold so the glue is perfect for things that you want to last, like this wreath I am making.
Each rosette was made by gluing either two or three strips of paper together and then closing it up by forming a circle. The next step is to make sure that you have something to fold the rosette down on to.
To create my circles for my rosettes to sit on I used my trusty old Creative Memories circle cutter and cut out a circle for each rosette. I would then use my hot glue gun and put some glue down on my circle. The next step is to fold the rosette down and place it on top of the circle. You want to use a hot glue gun for this or a really strong adhesive that dries quickly otherwise you are going to be holding down a rosette for a long time.
After I have placed my rosette on this pile of glue my job is to hold it down for a few seconds until the glue is dry. Now of course you would think your rosette is done but its not, you have to cover up the middle part with some kind of embellishment so that you don’t see that little hole in the middle.
I used many different embellishments for my rosettes. This butterfly is a wood veneer and the bling came with my Close To My Heart Pathfinding workshop on the go. I love these workshops on the go because you get so much product for a great price!
I also put my Cricut Explore to work for this project. I can not tell you how much I absolutely love this machine! I have to admit this is one of best machines I have ever had I am still learning all the things it get do. I made this pretty flower using my Explore and all the leaves that you will see in the final product were also made with the Explore as well as the die cut Fall in the middle of the wreath.
Here is my final wreath. I love how it turned out and all the colors of the wreath. The Pathfinding paper is perfect for he fall holidays and I can see that I am going to have a ton of fun creating layouts with this paper for Thanksgiving this year. I am super excited as it is going to the baby’s first Thanksgiving! I forgot to mention that I cut a circle out of an old cardboard box with my craft knife and then turned the circle into a wreath by cutting out a another circle in the middle. My cardboard box has been turned into something pretty.
Have you tried making one of these rosette wreaths before?
Check out these other fantastic ladies and their FALL projects and get inspired to create something!
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