Supplies needed: hot glue gun and glue sticks, scissors, circle patterns (I used bowls), felt (I use wool felt, but you could also use regular felt), marking pen, grapevine wreath.
Start by making circles all over your felt...I used blues and some light purples, greys, and cream colored felt for mine.
Now cut out on the inside of the marked line. You can also just free hand the circles like I do, but I thought I would show you the scientific way to do it!
Now you have your circles all cut out for each of the flowers...for the large wreath I made 27 roses, for the smaller one in the last picture I think there are 20 on the wreath. You can use less or more as you wish.
I drew on this circle to show you generally how I cut mine out. I usually do not mark each circle like this, I just free hand cut each one. You want to start cutting at the outside of the circle and spiral in toward the center, leaving a larger circle in the center which will become the back of the rose.
This is what you have now...
Next pick up the outside or the pointy end of the felt
and begin rolling it up keeping the bottom flat...
keep rolling until you are close to the circle you left...
and this is what you have.
Adjust the circle so that it covers the bottom of the rolled area. You can see that I made my circle too small, so I am laying part of the cut area on the back of my rose to cover it all.
Now add some hot glue to the flat back area and attach the circle to cover the back.
Now it actually looks like a rose...
Now trim the excess on the petals to even it out. I don't always make it really even, because I want a more natural look (yes, even though they are blue roses!).
Now look at the edge of the bottom of the rose. It will probably look really uneven...
Trim off the excess with your handy dandy scissors...
Ta-Da!! You have a finished rose!! Now just make about 20 or so more!
This is what the floor under your work table will look like!
Now that I have mine all made, start arranging them (before gluing) on your grapevine wreath. Anything goes! You could just do a grouping of 10 roses on one side of the wreath, or cover it all so you can't even see the wreath. No rules!
After you are pleased with the results, start gluing the roses on one at a time, holding them firmly into the grapevine until they are attached so they don't droop when you stand the wreath up.
I found some shiny fuzzy snowflakes at the Dollar Tree...
On the large wreath I added four snowflakes, on the smaller one I used three. Just scatter them willy nilly.
That's all there is to it! The roses go really fast after you have made a few of them.
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