Saturday, February 9, 2013

DIY Acorn & Rosette Wreath

Today was such a good day! It started off with a wonderful breakfast with my friend Elise and her son, Jordan at Panera. Bagels and good "catch-up" conversation. :) After that, I headed over to Caitlin's for crafting! We had a lot of fun making stuff and catching up as well. Her housemate, Esther, joined us after lunch. Unfortunately, I got caught up in talking and forgot to take step-by-step photos of the wreath I made. I will do my best to explain in detail what I did. Don't worry... It wasn't that difficult!


I started off with a green floral foam wreath. I wrapped it in strips of fabric, periodically hot gluing it to keep it in place. I then attached little green acorns in place with hot glue, gluing in small sections at a time. I got the acorns on Christmas clearance from Michaels... but I am sure you can find something similar to use in the floral/crafting section. I have also seen wreaths made with split peas, lima beans and even popcorn kernels! All of those would work as well. 


I wanted the fabric base to show so I glued most of the acorns down just on the front. On the outside, I glued the acorns in a triangle pattern. I was going for the look of a star or bunting but it kinda looks more like creepy fingers to me. :)


The wreath was looking pretty good at this point... but nothing special. I decided it needed a little something else. I looked up how to make fabric rosette flowers on Google and found a great tutorial  here. Before I wrapped my flowers, I "hemmed" my strips of fabric with hot glue. 


To add a little more contrast with color, I took some brown ribbon with green polka dots and folded them into triangles... kind of like how you fold a flag. I used my handy hot glue gun to keep the "leaves" in place.


I used the same brown ribbon as my hanger. I used a straight sewing pin with a little dab of hot glue to keep it in place on the back.



And voila! I noticed several stings of hot glue so to remedy that problem, I took my hair dryer to it.


A perfect green wreath for upcoming St. Patty's day, the coming of spring (and later on, fall)... or the perfect welcome to the Man Cave. :)


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15 comments:

  1. Oh my that is stunning! The color against the crisp white is divine! Nice work lady!

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  2. Just beautiful, and made me think of spring, just what I needed with all this snow on the ground.

    Kate x
    http://www.kateathome.com

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  3. LOVE this! How creative, and it turned out beautifully! Great idea!

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  4. What a beautiful wreath! Very inspiring.

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  5. Oh, this is fun. I love the texture they add to the wreath. :)

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  6. This is really pretty! I love the colors and the simple clean look of it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. I love the sides of the wreath--the points. Really wonderful. I want this in my home!
    I am visiting from Skip to my Lou, and I have been looking through all your projects. You have some great, great stuff here! I would love it if you'd come over and link up some of your OLDER posts (that's right, Older). I host and oldie's link party, where we strive to give a little more exposure to those old, awesome posts that we were writing when only our moms and husbands were reading our blogs (or was that just me?!?)
    So, consider stopping by!
    http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/02/and-oldie-but-goodie-link-party-5-and.html
    nancy

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  8. This is so adorable and springy looking! Saw your post over @ Someday Crafts. You can find me @ www.crosson5.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow! It's so pretty! a true piece of art/wreath!

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  10. I love this wreath! Makes me excited for Spring!! Thanks for following along; I'm following back =)

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  11. It's beautiful, Lindsey! I love the acorn design and the mix of textures. I'm including a link back in this week's highlights. ;) Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  12. I found you from Sugar Bee Crafts! I'm your newest follower via GFC. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!

    Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  13. So cute! I love the green acorns. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Patti@OldThingsNew

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  14. Your wreath is so creative! I too have seen them made from split peas, etc, but what I really love about yours was the pattern that you made with the acorns. Plus, the flowers were the perfect finishing touch. Pinning for future inspiration!

    Have a great week.

    Angela

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