Gosh - it's been forever since I've posted....and probably longer than that since I've created. I just can't seem to find the time. Lately, I've made myself find the time. I have so many great ideas saved as favorites on StumbleUpon that I need to get working on something!
My first glance of this craft was on this website. I loved how the wreath looked with all of the paper roses on it...so beautiful. I had some old books recycled to me but try as I might, I can't get those darn flowers to look just right. A while back, I received an email in my inbox from this website that I subscribe to. The roses on this one are made with felt and though she made hers orange for Halloween, I instantly thought of how nice this would look in red for Christmas. Off I went to the dollar store in search of felt and to Michael's in search of grape vine wreaths. Truth be told....I looked at about 5 different stores before I broke down and headed to the craft store to find the wreaths. All told, this project took me about 4 hours and approximately $12 to make. Felt from the dollar store for a project like this is no different than felt from a craft store and costs less - about $8.75 total to make all the roses - Michael's had a fantastic deal on their wreaths - only $3.25 and the ribbon that I bought was 70% off plus I had a 25% off your entire order coupon on top!!
I was so very happy with how this project turned out. I also made a few cute items with the roses - a headband and some matching barrettes and I've been commissioned by the little girl who was the recipient of the headband to make a few different coloured ones - haha! I bought 3 of the wreath forms from Michael's so now I'm working on one in white! I'll post pictures when it's done. Thanks for visiting!