Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day Wreath

I've had the directions for this wreath bookmarked for a year.  Yes, a whole year!  I even bought the fabric and styrofoam wreath form last year but never got around to making it.  I found the tutorial for this project on Sew Much Ado
I won't post a full tutorial here because Abby has a wonderful tutorial already posted @ Sew Much Ado, but the project involves cutting 2" strips of fabric in varying lengths, folding the strips in half and ironing,
sewing a basting stitch along the edge, gathering and forming pleats,
and forming each strip into a rosette.
I used two shades of red for my wreath.  Originally I planned on using only one, but ran out of fabric and had to buy more.  Of course, I couldn't find a perfect match so I choose a different one.  I'm glad I did because I love how the two reds look together.  I think the wreath actually looks like real carnations or roses.
I'm already thinking about making a few of these on a round wreath form in white or red for Christmas.  Wouldn't that be beautiful?
Last year I made this for Valentine's day:
You can see my original post about it right here.
Also, I wanted to let you know that Becky, who has a new blog called Liberate Creativity, featured my wrapping paper and wall rack project this week.  Thanks Becky!    Becky will be featuring lots of different project ideas from bloggers.   Check out Liberate Creativity right here.


Angie said...

This is beautiful! I wish I was more crafty, but I am not. Thankfully there are people like you that creates tutorials for people like us...LOL. Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Angie@ Cocina Diary

Sherri said...

What an absolutely gorgeous wreath!! I can picture making that wreath in pink, yellow, white for other occasions. Thanks for showing us how to make it! Enjoy!

Katherine said...

This wreath is great. I'll be making mine now. :D

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Wow, you made each rosette? How beautiful it looks, and your photography skills still amaze me!

Happy Valentine's Day Alissa!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Both projects are very special. As for the wreath, I *cannot* tell the difference from fabric roses to real roses. Gorgeous. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Brandi said...

Oh Alissa it's gorgeous! The carnations look so real. Your wreath turned out soooo nice, I love it!

Michele Pacey said...

A beautiful wreath Alissa! Have a LOVEly Valentine's Day!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

That wreath is just gorgeous. Beautiful job. Happy Valentine's Day!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a beautiful wreath, Alissa! It really does look like real flowers!

Kari said...

Alissa, this looks so great! I've also had this project bookmarked but haven't gotten around to making've definitely brought back the inspiration!

The Girlie Blog said...

Nice work! So very crafty!

amanda persinger said...

LOVE it!!!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Love it! I think it could be incorporated into your holiday decor and would be really pretty for New Year's as well-thinking silver accents would make it look more holiday like, but a white wreath at Christmas would be so pretty too.

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Really lovely! Rich and elegant. Happy Vday.

Pam said...

That is beautiful, and you're right... it looks SO REAL! I love it! :) Happy Valentine's Day!

Frenchy said...

Gorgeous !

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Alissa, your wreath looks beautiful. Now I have a project for next year.

Jen said...

Seriously gorgeous! I agree Christmas ones would be really pretty too!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Wow, that's a whole lot of rosettes! Beautiful! I like your framed hearts from last year, too.

Kari Beth said...

I'm making something similar for my daughter's birthday this weekend and it is one time-consuming project!

Recipes for Distraction said...

Hi. I love your close-up photos, whether it's a wreath or a dish or plain seashells in a jar. You make everything look great. What's your camera by the way?

Bud and Leo said...

Hi- We are new followers and loooooove your blog!!! :)


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