Fall Rosette Wreath

Fall Rosette Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I love this wreath.
As excited as I am for Christmas, this wreath makes me want it to be fall for just a little longer.

In this tutorial, I will teach you how to make these “Lollipop” Rosettes,
and how to get that cute bow on your wreath.

- Supplies -

Wreath
1/4 yard Fabric in three colors
Hot Glue Gun
Wired Ribbon

- How To Make A Lollipop Rosette -

The size of your rosette depends on the length and width of your fabric strip.
The length of my strips are 44″ (the width of the fabric) and the widths varied in 1″, 1 1/2″, and 2 1/2″.
I ended up with about six strips per color using a 1/4 yard of fabric.

Cut your ends if they look like mine.
I was able to fold it in, but it’s much easier to cut.

Fold your fabric end in half and then in half again.

Now we are going to start rolling the fabric.
If you like the shabby look, put the raw edge facing up, other wise keep the folded part up.

Now one tip for when you’re rolling is to keep it very tight.
Throughout the whole process, make sure you tighten the fabric with every turn.
If it becomes loose, it will lose that lollipop look.

Roll it only a few times and then fasten it with hot glue.

Most tutorials will tell you to turn or twist your fabric again and again.
In mine, I want you to squeeze your fabric, creating pleats.

Then glue it down.

Keep squeezing and making pleats.
You can change the pleat lines or keep them. I like to change them every so often.

Here is another view.

During your process, you can twist your fabric to change it up.
I twisted my fabric whenever I didn’t like how the pleats were looking.
Make sure you’re still wrapping tightly! :)

Here are a couple pictures of what twisting may look like with this.

Here is another picture of squishing the fabric into pleats when you’re towards the end.

In this picture, I actually don’t think I was pulling tight enough. After making 18 of them, I learned. :)

When you get to the end, put hot glue on to your fabric and bring it under your rosette.

You can put felt circles (we have them pre-cut in 35 colors for 10/$1) on the back and then attach to clips or pins or whatever your heart desires. :)

I left mine uncovered on the back since I was going to glue them onto the wreath.

My two biggest tips in learning how to make rosettes is to remember to pull tightly and to make a lot!

Here is the difference between my later rosettes and my first one –

Pulling tightly matters a lot to keep this lollipop look.

Find a craft that needs a lot of rosettes and get to it.
The best way to learn is through practice, practice, practice!

After I finished all my rosettes, I glued them onto my wreath.
I used the bigger rosettes in the middle and the smaller ones on the ends.

To hang my wreath, I used Anisha Wired Ribbon. It is so beautiful! It has the look of silk, but much cheaper! We sell 25 colors in 10 yard spools for $7.56 right now. I’ve already bought more for my Christmas wreath. :)

The wind is terrible in my city, so I have to make sure to actually tie the ribbon to my hanger.
I took a long piece of ribbon and looped it through the wreath.
I brought the ends together and tied a knot, then tied another knot around my hanger.

And I love wired ribbon, because I could just wrap the tails down
behind the knot and it stayed perfectly with no glue needed.

Then I made a bow, just the same way I tie my shoelaces, nothing fancy.
But when you use Anisha Wired Ribbon, it looks amazing!
I hot glued the bow onto the ribbon below the knot.

If your area is very windy, you may want to do what I did and glue down the tails a little.

Fall Rosette Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

All finished!
Simple and beautiful.

Fall Rosette Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Fall Rosette Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Fall Rosette Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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7 Comments

  1. Posted November 13, 2011 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    I love it! The lollipop rosette’s look great and I love the Fall colors:) The ribbon looks great too! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Sarita Lopez
    Posted November 13, 2011 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    Amazing!! It looks so simple but modern! Love it.

  3. Posted November 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Great tutorial. I’ve been wondering how to do this and trying to figure it out on my own with mixed results. Your wreath is gorgeous. Thank you for posting this.

  4. Posted November 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    Love your wreath! It turned out so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Maricelda
    Posted November 26, 2011 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    will definitely try it. Like it.

  6. Posted January 20, 2012 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    This is so aweseome. I’ve organized a Pinterest Girls Night In, for doing projects and hope to do this!

    • Shirley
      Posted January 20, 2012 at 11:10 am | Permalink

      That sounds so fun! These are the perfect project to do while chatting. Not much thinking involved! :) Have fun!

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