Monday, September 10, 2012

Jute Wreath with Fabric Rosettes

     Happy Monday to you all.

     Today I have a tutorial for a simple jute wreath with fabric rosettes. I love the natural look of jute and the colorful fabric flowers seem to pop on the brown background.

     My favorite part of  this project is that the rosettes are removable so you can change them with the seasons!

     To make this, all you need is:
     one foam wreath that you can find at any craft store (I used a 12" wreath that I got at a thrift store)
     a roll of jute
     fabric scraps for your flowers
     glue gun
     fabric glue
     alligator hair clips (mine are 1 3/4")

I started off by wrapping my wreath with jute. I cut the jute into strings of about two feet then used a little bit of hot glue along the back. I feel the shorter lengths are easier to manage than using the whole roll.
Wrap it until the entire wreath is covered.
Then make four fabric rosettes. This is where the fabric scraps and fabric glue come in. If you don't know how to make a rosette, you may go here for directions.
Use your glue gun to attach an alligator hair clip to the back of each rosette.
Then using the clips, slide your flowers onto the wreath. This is a side view of the flowers on the wreath. The clips are not visible from the front.

You now have a pretty wreath that you'll be able to keep out all year. As each new season begins, you can switch out your rosettes.

     This would make a good gift for a teacher or perhaps even for a mother-in-law with a box of rosettes that she could change out every few months. It would also make a great housewarming present.
     Thanks for stopping by and God bless.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

2 comments: said...

Beautiful wreath - great idea to use the jute! I am a follower of your blog on Facebook and would love if you could hop over to my blog ( and share the blog love. Have a happy Monday!

The Quiet Mom said...

this is so cute. I got lots of stash, and ill probably make this. Thanks for sharing:)

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