Good morning from Brooklyn!
Today I want to wow you with Christina‘s wonderfully detailed and traditional wreath. There is also a mini photo tutorial for those who want to try to make a few of the roses for their own project- no special tools needed other than some scissors, tweezers and a hot glue gun!
As Chrissy tells it:
“Here it is! My finished wreath! My very first wreath EVAH MADE! This was a total labor of love.
I used ripped out pages from an old telephone book, pages from an old romance novel ‘For the Roses’ by Julie Garwood and papers from the Gauche Alchemy Acme kit.
I rolled each. and. every. rose. by. hand. I can’t even tell you how many I made! A couple hondo easy. After they were rolled, I applied some Tattered Angels glimmer mist in gold. I then added some Diamond Glaze and a healthy sprinklin’ of crystal glitter by Scintillement. After everything dried, I shook off the excess and
hot glued them onto my wreath form.
The floral spray was a stem I bought at a local hobby store and completely dismantled. Once I had my leaves arranged and glued, I used the pine cones and some berries to fill in any bare spots. My finishing touches are poinsettias by Irene’s Garden for Blue Hills Studio and a resin Santa ornament. I dressed up my pine cones with some twine from the Twinery and the berry clusters with some green hemp from May Arts.
Now, onto the biggest headache of this wreath, THE BOW! I HATE making bows. I suck at it and have NO patience for it. I used ribbon from May Arts to make all of the bows. Sure. That bow looks all neat and
pretty. But the backside of it….YIKES!”
The rosettes are the star of the show in this amazing holiday craft project. Here’s a quick and easy step by step tutorial:
Go on- try it! You’ll have roses left over which you can use on ornaments for the tree or even better- as fancy tag adornments for wrapped gifts!