I really wanted something for my front door but didn't want to spend much money. I was looking at Pinterest for ideas and saw some patriotic rosette wreaths that I really liked. For my wreath I wanted to make it more versatile, so I can keep it up all summer. I used paper that matched the little Welcome Banner I made for my lantern that is on my front porch.
Here is the finished wreath.
The first thing I did was make my own wreath form by tracing a pizza pan and then a dinner plate onto a piece of cardboard. I cut out the ring using a combination of a box cutter and scissors.
I then made a bunch of rosettes using the Dear Jane 12 x 12 paper stack from DCWV. I cut 12 inch strips into widths ranging from 1 1/2 inches to 3 inches wide and scored the strips every 1/2 inch. I then accordion folded the strips and glued two 12 inch strips together and pressed them down, into hot glue, on card stock circles. I arranged some rosettes on the form to get an idea of how many rosettes I needed.
For the next step I created a Welcome Banner using the Pennants dies from Little B and High-Rise Alpha Uppercase dies from MFT Stamps and glued then onto a length of natural hemp cord. I used the largest flower centre die from the Plentiful Petals dies from MFT Stamps to make the centres of the rosettes. I then used hot glue to attach the rosettes and banner to the wreath form.
Below is a list of the supplies I used.
Dies: Little B - Pennants, MFT Stamps - High-Rise Alpha Uppercase and Plentiful Petals
Design Paper: DCMV - 12 x 12 Dear Jane paper stack
Other: Recollections - 65lb Coral and Green card stock, Black & Gold Halloween 6x6 paper pad, Hemptique - Natural 20lb Hemp cord, Cream Grosgrain ribbon, Cardboard
Thank you so much for taking to time to drop by. I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy