Friday, April 12, 2013

DIY Crepe Paper Rosette Wreath


Have you ever had one of those heartbreaking moments when you think you came up with the most ingenius idea ever, only to see it floating around on Pinterest two days later? That's exactly what happened with these pretty little paper roses, also seen here on The Idea Room.

I'm a sucker for pretty, inexpensive crafts. If you make something yourself, it should be cost effective (aka cheap), right? If not, then why not save yourself the trouble and just buy whatever it is you're making in a store?

Hello, summer! (in Houston, anyway)
I'm proud to say this wreath cost a total of $4 to make (I already had hot glue gun/glue and burlap. Crepe paper rolls are $1 at most places and the wreath was on sale for $1.85 at Michael's). If you remember this project, then you know I'm challenging myself to keep homemade wreaths as inexpensive as possible. Makes Momma happy, Daddy happy, and Baby, well, he doesn't really care (is there milk in that wreath?).
 Here's how you can make your own:

Tear off a piece of crepe paper several feet long. You'll want to do all different lengths so your roses will vary in size. 

Crinkle up the paper in your hand.

Straighten it out.

Fold paper in half.

Begin rolling from the center out.

As you roll, twist the paper and add dabs of hot glue every few rolls to secure. There's no real method to this, and no way to mess it up, just make little twists here and there and you'll see what I mean.

Once you reach the end, glue it down and viola! A pretty little rosette. Wasn't that easy?

These are so quick and simple to make, pretty soon you'll be swimming in them! They're versatile, too; you can glue them on tons of different things. I glued some extras onto twigs from our backyard, put them in a vase, and made a fun little arrangement for one of our guest bedrooms.

Back to the wreath making...
Glue rosettes onto wreath; you'll know what looks pretty.

I tied a burlap bow, but you can add any "flair" you'd like. I just love the texture and look of burlap (Zach teased me and told me I could've done a better bow; I told him it's "shabby chic" and not supposed to be perfect).

Finish gluing on rosettes and hang your new wreath up for all to see! Quite inviting, don't you think?
My two best friends from college are headed down to stay with us this weekend and I'm all kinds of crazy-person-excited. Nana's Fudge Cake is baking in the oven, goodie sacks filled with treats are waiting on the guest beds, and Bear is almost crawling (wild, right?) just in time to show off for his aunties. Plus, it's Master's weekend! Chalking up to be epic. Expect lots of pictures, paired with long-winded stories, on Monday.
Happy Weekend, y'all!


  1. Love that wreath! Enjoy your company. I love when people come to visit!

  2. You are SO crafty! I love the color combo. Enjoy your company!

  3. that wreath is so adorable!! and so easy to make! i love it :)

    -Jenna Brianne

  4. Britt! You are so crafty! You are inspiring! So cute!

  5. Love your wreath ideas!! Do you use the same wreath over & over or get different ones?

  6. Ok you seriously amaze do u find time to craft?!

  7. OH MY GOSH!
    As soon as Terrance wakes up from his nap, we are going to go buy the supplies to make this! I am so happy that you shared this I love the little roses. I hope you have a great weekend!

  8. This wreath is so pretty Brit! I'm not sure that my rosettes would turn out looking as good as yours did but I might have to try. I love the pop of the pink with the white and your burlap bow is perfect, Z doesn't know what he's talking about! I didn't know that someone else was coming to stay with y'all, I just knew about Britney. I hope y'all have fun, can't wait to read about it! And can't wait til it's my turn to come stay!

  9. That wreath is the bright pink and white paired with the burlap!! It's perfect for this time of year!! And the bow looks good to me! :)
    How exciting that your bfs from college are coming!! Have so much fun! I bet they can't wait to see Bear and your sweet family!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, pretty mama!!

  10. SO cute and the perfect spring-y touch! How do you have time to make it with a baby?! I have no excuse now for not producing crafty products :) You are awesome! Hope you are having fun with your besties!

  11. That is so cute and fun!!! We still have snow on the ground and it's 35 degrees today. I wish it were Spring for realz!

  12. Who knew those rosettes were so simple to make? LOVE this.



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