Here is the finished product:
- 1 foam wreath
- either a coordinating wide ribbon or solid fabric to cover the wreath
- scraps of coordinating fabrics in your choice of colors
- glue gun
- bowl of ice water for when you burn your fingers making the rosettes =D
Start by wrapping the entire foam wreath with either the wide ribbon or fabric that you choose. Glue the end you start with to the wreath then tightly wrap it around and just keep going and glue again when you get to the end. Make sure your end it at the back of the wreath. I was going to choose a burlap to cover mine in, but then decided to just use something I had laying around instead of spending more money. All I had though was a dark brown canvas, so I dry brushed tan paint over it to lighten it. It didn't look awesome...so don't do that! It made it look like acid washed denim! I suggest the burlap!
When your wreath is wrapped, you will need to start cutting your fabric into strips.
I cut the strips of fabric in to different widths. I had some that are 1", then cut some to 2" inches. That will let you have either a wider rosette or a smaller one. Each strip should be about 24 - 28" long, unless you want a bigger rosette then it will be longer.
You can get some great tutorials online for how to make fabric rosettes. I am not going to teach you that sorry. Now start making your rosettes. As you make them start laying them out on your wreath to see how many you'll need. It will vary depending on the sizes you make.
Mix and match sizes so you can layer them a little.
Once you've got the rosettes all made, make your final layout on your wreath. Then start gluing away. Don't forget to either use some ribbon or fabric to create a hanger for the wreath at the top before gluing your rosettes. Now here's the finished product again.