Tutorial: Rosette Grapevine Wreath

I’ve been wanting to do a wreath for my front door using fabric rosettes, so when I came across this Better Homes and Gardens Grapevine Wreath for a bit more than $3 at WalMart it was time to get to work.  This is about a 2 hour no-sew project that costs roughly 10 dollars if you have a few simple craft staples already on hand.  Below is a pic of the finished wreath and the tutorial follows.

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What you’ll need:
Grapevine Wreath
Fabric Scraps, torn into long strips (for the rosettes)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Pipe Cleaners
Felt
Ribbon

How to make it:
Start by gluing one end of your ribbon to the back of the wreath.  Wrap all the way around, glue down securely, and cut excess. I choose a cute pleated ribbon in chocolate brown to match my living room decor and the rosette fabric is leftover from the couch pillows.

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Next we’ll make a bunch of rosettes.  You basically want to take one of your torn fabric strips glue it to the end of the pipe cleaner and start to wrap the fabric around the pipe cleaner.  The strips need to be torn for the frayed edge look.  It’s easiest to clip the fabric with scissors and then tear all the way down.

Back to the rosette.  After you wrap the fabric around the pipe cleaner, start rolling the pipe cleaner in circles as shown in pic.  When you get to the end of the pipe cleaner, I leave a little extra fabric and hot glue it over the back so it stays together.  Then I cut a felt circle and hot glue that to each rosette back.

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For medium sized rosettes, I use one pipe cleaner.  For large, two pipe cleaners twisted together to make a longer one.  And for small, half a pipe cleaner.

Then simply arrange them as you like and glue to the wreath. How pretty are the bunched rosettes? Now, hang it up and enjoy your craftiness!

Fabric Rosette Grapevine Wreath
...To spring wreath for our front door using leftover fabric from my living room redo
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About Dawn Warnaar

Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is an Air Force Wife and mom of 3 who believes in "throwing kindness around like confetti". While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. She is also a contributor to the Silhouette Blog and Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke.

Comments

  1. I think this is one I can actually do! I love it!

  2. The pipe cleaners are BRILLIANT!! Gives them some nice substance. Beautiful wreath!

  3. I will be making this wreath for mother’s day. Thanks for showing me how.

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