A felt rosette wreath is a fun and easy-to-make craft that will look great hanging on your front door or around your home. The decoration can be used to welcome a number of holidays or seasons, including Christmas, Easter, or the beginning of autumn. The wreath is simple to make but can look so well done that friends will wonder when Martha Stewart stopped by to craft with you. For this project, you’ll need:
- A grapevine wreath
- Felt in your choice of color(s)
- A glue gun
Grapevine wreaths are available at your local craft store, generally in a variety of sizes. You’ll be making a number of rosettes, so you’ll probably want 8-10 pieces of felt (9” x 12” squares) for this project. The amount needed will vary based on the size of your wreath. If you plan to make a wreath for a holiday that’s months away, consider shopping now for deals on felt colors that are currently out of season. To wit, you might be hard pressed to find red and green felt now, but could luck out with affordable specials on spring or autumnal colors.
1. Begin by making rosettes. Cut felt into small squares, such as 3” x 3” pieces. Round off the edges to make a circle. You can also use a pencil and an average-size drinking glass to draw more precise circles on your felt, which you can then cut out.
2. Cut your circle of felt into a spiral.
3. Take the end of your felt spiral (the pointy end) and begin rolling towards the center (the part of the felt that resembles an oversized comma). You’ll see the rosette naturally starting to form as you wind the felt around. Be sure to leave enough room to manipulate the material, especially if you’re looking to ‘fluff out’ the petals of the rosette as you form it.
4. When you’re happy with the look of your rosette, carefully glue the ‘comma’ to the base of the rolled felt. Set aside to dry and continue making rosettes until you have as many as you need. (This is a great part of the craft to do while you’re watching something on the DVR.)
5. Let rosettes dry a couple hours to make sure the glue holds.
6. When your rosettes are dry, use a hot glue gun to apply a small amount of glue to the bottom of each, one by one.
7. Glue rosettes around wreath however you’d like. If you plan to add additional decorations, such as faux flowers, make sure to leave room on the wreath for their placement.
The best part about making a felt rosette wreath, aside from its ease and beauty, is being able to use any color(s) of felt. You can craft a Christmas-themed wreath with red and green felt (or red and white if you’d like to create a wreath reminiscent of candy canes). Colors like pale blue and white will speak to the wintry season, just as yellows, pinks, and greens will work nicely for an Easter wreath. Happy crafting!