9.14.2011

Flamingo Toes: Fall Wreath

Hello Every Creative Endeavor Readers!!
I am so excited to be a part of the Fall Fever series here! I am loving all the great projects that everyone is sharing.
My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes.
I love to share sewing and jewelry projects - and I love making holiday things too!
I have been really inspired by all the Ombre projects that are so popular right now, and I thought it would be fun to use that idea to make a Fall Wreath to share with you today!
Isn't it cute? It's really quick and easy too!
To make you're own snazzy new Ombre Fall Wreath you'll need:
1 Grapevine Wreath
Fabrics in Graduated colors. I used 8 shades ranging from white to a dark goldish-brown
Felt (enough for 24 - 1 1/2" circles)
Freezer Paper
Twine
Hot Glue
Begin by getting your strips ready for your rosettes. Tutorials for these are all over - but I thought I'd do another just for fun.
I like to tear the strips for the rosettes - they have slightly frayed edges that way and it makes the rosettes all cute and scruffy looking.
The strips should be about 1 1/2" wide and about 18"ish inches long.
Cut 24 - 1 1/2" circles of felt for the bases.
For each rosette you'll need one strip and one felt circle. Tie a knot close to one end of the fabric strip.
Hold the knot in your left hand and begin twisting the strip loosely with your right hand. Start to wrap the twisted strip around the knot.

(Ignore my scritchy sad little painted fingernail please. :)

Keep wrapping until your rosette is a little bigger than your felt circle.

Tuck the end under the rosette and hot glue it to the felt circle.

Now you have a cute little fabric rosette!

Make 23 more of these - 3 in each fabric color.
You should end up with only 5 - 15 glue gun burns by the time you're done. Not that I'm speaking from experience or anything.
Once the rosettes are made, start gluing them onto the wreath. You want them started off center on the right side.

Keep gluing the rosettes on, graduating to the darker colors as you go.

So cute right? :) Now we're going to add the pennant.
For mine, I printed on fabric - which is super easy. You could also do the same thing with paper. You can just skip the next step.
Cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of fabric and the same size piece of freezer paper. Iron the shiny side of the freezer paper to the wrong side of the fabric.
Trim around all four sides so that they are straight and even. This will help the fabric go through the printer easily.

I printed out the word FALL - but you could do anything! If you like this - here is the PDF of the image to use.
Once you're fabric has printed, cut out triangles around the letters for the pennants. Peel off the freezer paper.

Cut a long piece of twine and glue the pennant to the center by folding the top of the triangles around the twine.

Tie the twine to the wreath just over the top rosette on the right and a little above the last rosette on the left.

Now you have a super cute wreath for Fall!!

I love how cute the pennant is and the gradient of color in the rosettes!



I hope you like it too!
I'd love for you to stop by Flamingo Toes and check out some of my other projects too!
Amanda, Thanks so much for including me in your great series!!

Ummm -yeah, you just changed my life! I had no idea you could print on fabric!
Oh the possibilities!
A Little Tipsy is here tomorrow so check back!

14 comments:

Jeannett said...

How much yardage of each of the colors did you buy? I'm off to the fabric store today to do this and I'm notorious for buying WAY too much fabric and having a ton left over!!!

Kelly said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the tutorial! I have pinned it and intend to make it.. someday!

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness Bev! This is totally awesome! And, seriously? Who knew you could print on fabric???

Karen said...

So pretty! I love how the fabric rosette's go from light to dark. This is getting me excited for Autumn. Thanks for sharing Bev!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Jeanette - I think 1/8 of a yard of each color would be plenty - you need 3 rosettes from each color and the pieces for the rosettes need to be about 1 1/2" x 18" long. You'll need about 1/4 of a yard of the color that you will use for the lettering, so you can make 3 rosettes and and have enough for an 8 1/2" x 11 piece for printing.
Thanks!!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments and thanks Amanda for having me!!

Kara said...

Oh my gosh, this wreath is too beautiful for words. I simply adore it! My life will not be complete until I have one of these on my front door. :)

katy said...

Hey Bev - you rocked it again! I love it! Katy

Samantha said...

I thought I was the only person in the world to say 'scritchy'! I'm so pleased I'm not as unique as I thought I was lol x

Sandy said...

Saw it... loved it ... made it... blogged about it here:
http://sandysewz.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-crafts.html

Carissa said...

What a great tutorial! I love it so much I featured it in my Fall Wreath round up. Come check it out and grab a featured button if you'd like.

Carissa @ Carissa's Creativity Space

Glamorous Mommy said...

This is adorable!! I've featured this project with link to your site on my blog!

http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com/2012/08/fabulous-fall-wreaths.html

- Fotini

Mrs Powell said...

I am in LOVE with this wreath - so beautiful and simple! Thanks for sharing this idea, I can't wait to make it!

J's mom said...

Just stopping by to let you know, I featured this project on my fall wreath post here- http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/50-yes-fifty-fall-wreath-ideas-and-inspiration.html. Please grab a featured button from my side bar to use on you blog, if you'd like. :)

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