Nothing says {I love you} like a Paper Rose Wreath


Yesterday I did a guest post over at Design, Dining, + Diapers. I wanted to share it with you today so you can hurry and make one before this Tuesday (the 14th!).

Here’s a modified version of my guest post. Enjoy!

Today I’m going to show you how to make the cutest Paper Rose Wreath. Red Roses are symbolic of LOVE, so this wreath is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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To make this wreath, you will need:

*8 inch wreath form
* red crepe paper
* 13 sheets of 12″x12″ red cardstock
* hot glue
* scissors

Start by gluing the end of your crepe paper to your wreath form.

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Wrap the crepe paper around and around the form, until the wreath form is completely covered.

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I wrapped my wreath twice so none of the green wreath showed through. To times around with the crepe paper gave it nice coverage.

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Once your wreath form is wrapped, it’s time to start making your roses. Each 12″x12″ cardstock will make 4 flowers, and you will need approximately 13 pieces of cardstock worth (52 roses).

To make the Paper Roses, follow my Paper Rose tutorial.


Once your roses are assembled, start gluing them to your wreath using Hot Glue.

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Use a liberal amount of hot glue, and hold each flower for several seconds to make sure the glue dries before you let go.

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Put the roses close together. Work your way around the wreath. Here’s what it should look like when you are half way done.

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After lots of gluing, you will end up with a beautiful wreath!

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I LOVE how the shadows inside the roses really add depth to the wreath and give it a rich feel.

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I hung the wreath inside a round mirror. Decorated around it is a simple pretty little Valentine’s vignette.

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I also quickly made an adorable Valentine’s Day candle! Isn’t it precious?!

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It seriously took 2 seconds to make. I took a candle, wrapped some thin hemp cording around it twice, then stuck a cardstock heart between the cord and the candle. Cutest candle ever!

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Now you can make your own Paper Rose Valentine’s Day wreath, for only a few dollars! I made mine for FREE because I had all the supplies on hand already. Double bonus!

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Have a happy Valentine’s Day. Give someone you love a big ol’ hug and kiss and let them know you love them. <3


     
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Comments

  1. I totally enjoyed the tutorial. Thanks!
    The wreath is so adorable
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  2. Ok don’t take this the wrong way but this is one of the cutest crafts you have ever made!!! I love this!! And I love that anyone can make it and on the cheap. Am pinning this to my Projects I Wanna Create board right now! :)

  3. I love this wreath! It is gorgeous, I may just have to give this a try!
    Kim
    tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

  4. I love it, it looks so cute, I will have to remember this for next year, I am all out of time this year!

  5. Oh I love it!! Off to pinland!!

  6. It looks great! I made a two paper rose topiaries a few months ago and it took FOREVER! I vowed I would never make paper roses again but this is just so pretty that I’m tempted! Ahhh…. haha =)
    Nancy

  7. Fabulous! Love how full it is.

  8. SO cute! Who knew paper could turn out making such pretty rosettes!

    -Kendall
    {songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

  9. I made a similar sort of wreath with felt roses (less papercuts, more hot glue), lol. They always come out so nice, such simple designs: http://byov.blogspot.com/2010/12/felt-rose-wreath-with-ginormous-felt.html

  10. Timeless…I absolutely love it! I am hosting a Link Party today and would love for you to add these, and anything else you like!

    http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-2.html

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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