We have a winner! Last week I announced a contest in this post called Choose My Next Craft Adventure. The votes are in and have been tabulated. (No hanging chads were identified. Google hanging chad for a recent American History lesson if you don’t what that means). And the winner is:
That’s the inspiration photo from House on the Way. Pretty, right? And the instructions sounded pretty simple. You can access the instructions by clicking the picture, or click here. Once I got the hang of it, they were easy. But at first I thought this was going to be one of those FAIL posts where everyone gets to laugh and laugh at how horrible I am at crafting. But, the more rosettes I made, the more I liked it. Be sure to click over to House on the Way for full instructions, but I’ll give you a couple of changes I unintentionally made:
1. I usually do measurements for crafts like this by sight. It’s not super important to be exact. I was supposed to use tissue paper cut into 6×10 inch rectangles and I think mine were actually bigger than that. It worked out though because my rosettes came out super big and fluffy which gave my wreath a different look than the inspiration.
2. I used a few different colors of pink tissue paper and I ended up with an ombre effect. This was not an artistic choice, more like an artistic mistake that worked out in my favor. I could only find multi colored packages of tissue paper (because I was lazy and only went to one store). Luckily, I love the look of the ombre!
3. Each rosette took one full sheet of tissue paper, so try to estimate how many rosettes you will need to make (I made 16) and that’s how many sheets you will need.
4. The tutorial says to use florist wire for securing and tying off the rosettes and I think this is the best option. I didn’t have any on hand so I ended up using some thin ribbon and it worked out fine.
I’m so thrilled with how this came out:
It took me a couple of hours to make (however, I was watching the Super Bowl while I was making it, so that may have factored into my time) and it cost about $3 for three multi colored packs of tissue paper. I only used the three variations of pink that were in the packages, so I also have a TON of leftover tissue paper to use for another project! Woo hoo! I actually think I’m going to give this wreath to my mom. I know she will love it!