Sunday, February 14, 2010

DIY Project: Ruffly Rosette Wreath

Here's a DIY project for a really beautiful little adornment, perfect for brides-to-be.  This felt rosette wreath is featured on Domestifluff.com and could be used to enhance any event decor...perhaps a bridal shower, bridesmaid tea or even the location where the bride's dressing the day of her wedding.

What You’ll Need:
- a 12 inch styrofoam wreath form
- approximately 2 1/2 yards of felt
- straight pins (enough to match the number of felt circles needed, plus two for attaching the hanger)
- scissors
- a 3 inch circle template
- a pencil
- ribbon for hanging





Using a pencil and your circle template, trace circles onto the felt. Cut the felt circles, and fold them in half twice to form rosettes. Insert a pin near the bottom corner of the rosette, about 1/8 inch from the corner.
Attach the felt rosettes to the wreath form, making sure to group the rosettes tightly enough that no styrofoam is showing through the rosettes. After you’ve added a few, fluff and adjust the rosettes to your liking. Continue making, pinning, and attaching the rosettes until you’ve worked your way around the wreath form. If you have circles that are slightly misshapen or that have a little pencil or ink on them, place them toward the outside or inside edges, where they can’t be seen when the wreath is hanging.
After you’ve finished adding the felt rosettes, cut a 5 inch length of ribbon, fold it in half, and attach it to the wreath form with two pins to form a hanger.
Voilà!
Note: This project could take anywhere from 12-15 hours, so be prepared.  Ultimately, as you can see above, the end result will surely be worth it. Have fun!

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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY

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