Sunday, January 2, 2011

Paper Rose Wreath

I have been working on this project for several weeks now.  I had hoped to finish this wreath before Christmas, but I didn't make it.  I think it will look great as part of my Valentine's Day decorations.  I got this idea from a red cone tree I saw a Target, and a picture I found online of paper rosettes. 


The roses are made from red cardstock.  I made all the flowers, then sprayed them with a spray adhesive and then covered them in glitter.  It's a little shiny in the pictures because of the adhesive, but it's not obvious on the actual wreath.


I used a 12 inch foam wreath and hot glued the rosettes to the foam.  I bought a 3 inch wide sheer ribbon from JoAnn's and wrapped it around the wreath.


This was so easy to do, although a bit time consuming.  I used my lunch breaks at work to make the roses and then would glue them on at night. 

When I first started making the roses, I put them in a little box thinking I would glitter them all at once.  I noticed that they started to unravel and didn't hold their shape very well if I waited too long. 

Tutorial found HERE.

Linking to:
A Little Lovely, Funky Junk Interious, Tidy Mom, Finding Fabulous, Simply Designing
My Romantic Home, The DIY Showoff, While He Was Napping, Chic on a Shoestring
Fun To Craft, I Heart Naptime, CRAFT, Making the World Cuter, Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Crafts Keep Me Sane, Craftomaniac, Embellishing Life, Sew Chatty, Dittle Dattle
Today's Creative Blog, Craft Edition, Little Eme

63 comments:

  1. This wreath is really beautiful-how did you make the rosettes so realistic?

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  2. Wow! This is amazing!! It looks like such an expensive wreath! Amazing!

    I host a Friday Link party I would love you to join if you are interested...this is beautiful!

    Have a lovely day

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  3. This is very cute, you did an awesome job! I'd love for you to come link it up to my Love Link Party.


    Krista

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  4. This is absolutely beautiful! You did a fantastic job! A friend of mine made similar roses into topiaries for her wedding. I didn't even think about making it into a wreath! I bet a black one would look awesome for Halloween!

    Natalie

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  5. I LOVE this! Definately putting it on my "Need to make" list! Thanks for sharing :)

    ~Crystal
    www.thecraftycrystal.blogspot.com

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  6. Very pretty! Looks great. Thanks for sharing.
    Brooke

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  7. Beautiful! I'm working on something like this with felt. I hope you'll come link this up at the craft catwalk today!
    http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/

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  8. This is beautiful! I'm feeling inspired for Valentines day...

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  9. Absolutely fabulous!!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Paper Issues!!!
    You rocked this!!
    =)

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  10. this is so pretty! It looks so real! If you have a chance come link up tomorrow at Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  11. This is stunning! You did such a great job! Love the red. Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday. I host every week. I am leaving the party open longer this week so that people can link up multiple projects if they wish to. Hope to see you there! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  12. Absolutely beautiful! Well done!

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  13. Beautiful! We had seen the same wreath at Target and loved it as well.

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  14. Wow this is pretty!
    Jo-Anna
    aprettylifeinthesuburbs.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow, definitely a labor of love! did you just cut strips of paper?

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  16. Love this! I made one from book pages, but I love the color on yours! Would you share it on my linky party Friday? http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

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  17. This is super cute! I love it!

    Would love for you to come link up!
    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2011/01/glam-party-9.html

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  18. Thanks for linking up!!

    I am featuring you on Wednesday!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  19. Holy smokes! That wreath is GORGEOUS! I can't imagine the time it took to create this! Absolutely stunning!

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  20. I can only imagine how much time this took but it was well worth it! It is gorgeous!!

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  21. I found you thru the link party on Today's Creative. This is gorgeous! I've seen a white one before, but this color is stunning. Do you have a tutorial for this? I signed up to be your newest follower. I'm new to blogging, I'd love if you'd check mine out and maybe return the favor. Take care!

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  22. I love this wreath! I can only imagine the time that went into it. It's amazing looking! I'm featuring it on my blog today.

    http://www.holy-craft.blogspot.com

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  23. W0W! I LOVE this!!! How did you make the paper rosettes????? I'd love to know if you'd care to share! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

    http://makingmemoriesofuschadandmandy.blogspot.com/

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  24. I've been in love with the rosette wreath a Target since last year. Yours looks amazing!

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  25. Super pretty! Did you make the rosettes from spiral-cut circles? Inquiring (copy cat!) minds need to know (=

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  26. how much paper did it take? how big were the red cardstock circles? how many roses do you think you had to make?

    thanks!!!

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  27. This is so beautiful!!! I think I'm gonna copy you! I have NO Valentine's Day decorations.

    I'd love for you to link this up to my linky party!
    littleEme.blogspot.com

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  28. I'd love to see a tutorial because I have never tried my hand at making a wreath - let alone a ton of rosettes! Yours is so lovely and completely inspiring, so please do share if you get a chance. Happy New Year to you!

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  29. Wow! Just beautiful...I'm just finishing up a coffee filter wreath, I'll be back for the turtorial!
    I'm now a follower!

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  30. This is gorgeous! It is just perfect for Valentine's Day. I'm going to be featuring it on my blog tomorrow!

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  31. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  32. I am in love with this!! I can hardly wait to read how you make the flowers... I am dying to start making one!!

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  33. LOVE this! I can't wait for the tutorial!

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  34. FABULOUS - looking forward to a tutorial!

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  35. I saw this wreath linked up at Amanda Parker's Blog a couple of days ago, and thought I'd pop over to see!

    I love love it, and I'm always looking for good Valentine's Day decorations....the house just seems so empty after Christmas comes down!

    Will be visiting again soon for the tute! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. WOW, what an elegant wreath! I'd love to have you submit it to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  37. ok - seriously cannot wait for the tutorial! i'm totally posting this on my blog - hope you dont mind!

    craftydust.blogspot.com

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  38. ps - were you able to make it waterproof?

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  39. Looks great! I love those trees (and the wreath) at Target too!

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  40. This is absolutely gorgeous! Great job!
    I also wanted to let you know that I shared a link to this on my blog's, A Glimpse Inside, FB page.
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/AGlimpseInside

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  41. SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! Even my Husband said, wow that is really pretty. I'm making one!

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  42. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Issues!! We featured you today!!
    http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/01/fabulous-wreath.html

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  43. Saw this on paper issues - it i seriously AMAZING! Love it!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  44. Saw this on Paper Issues...beyond incredible!

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  45. Your wreath is fabulous!
    ~Mary
    www.thecraftygals.blogspot.com

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  46. GORG. IN EVERY WAY!!!!

    YOU HAVE BEEN FEATURED AT CRAFTOMANIAC!!! THANKS A BUNCH jen

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  47. Breathtakingly stunning - thanks for sharing - got a feeling that lots of us will be rolling flowers for a while !!!
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

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  48. I can't wait to see how you made the rosettes!! I'll be checking back for a step-by-step. I'm your newest follower too. Please check out my Interior Design & Decor website, SAS Interiors @ www.sasinteriors.blogspot.com. Become a follower and Be inspired!

    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors

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  49. Gorgeous with a capital "G". Love it. :)

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  50. Cant wait for the tutorial!! I need to make one of these STAT! :)

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  51. Be still my heart! This is stunning!

    Many Blessings,
    Melissa

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  52. So, so beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up last week! I hope you'll stop by again today! :) I'll be posting features soon...

    LittleEme.blogspot.com

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  53. Just wanted to let you know that I featured you yesterday! :)
    LittleEme.blogspot.com

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  54. This is gorgeous! Great job!

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  55. I made one in two nights! It isnt perfect (the roses are different heights) but it's quirky and sweet and I love it! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

    http://heathershandcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/10/completed-wreath.html

    -Heather

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  56. I love this!!! What a great wreath for Valentine's. I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  57. Hey from tessacotton! Love your creation. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, Valentines Day themed linky party!
    http://tessacotton.blogspot.com/2013/01/valentines-day-linky-party.html

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