Crepe Paper Rose Wreath

Alright Oopsey Daisies, I am BEYOND excited to share this project with you!  This project started out as a quest for a simple wreath for my front door. Not many things look good on an orange door... but I thought that I couldn't go wrong with white roses!  However, I had no idea how long this wreath would take to make!  I spent an entire week rolling crepe paper roses!  I love how it turned out and it was worth every minute!  But in the end, I decided that this wreath would become a part of our decor. 
I used 2 1/2 rolls of white crepe paper.  I got to know the crepe paper quite well....

I used the amazing tutorial by House of Smith's to create HUNDREDS of crepe paper roses.  There were times I wanted to pull my hair out, but it was definitely worth it!
I used my glue gun to secure the roses as I went and then filled in my styrofoam wreath!  Slow and steady wins the race....  
I really like a nice, full wreath so I glued in as many roses as possible!
I seriously threw a party when I had finished that last rose!  However, it took me a couple of weeks to decide how I would display this in my home.  I battled a couple of options.  I definitely have crafting ADD at times... I went back and forth and back and forth again.
Ta-dah!  I bought this bare wood frame from the Wood Connection.  About 4 coats of paint later (a little red, a little white, a little brown, and then a deeper red!) and with plenty of sanding, I created this pretty little rustic frame! I adore the red against the white roses! 
I did a craft swap with a friend about 6 months ago, and I scored this cute little shelf!  The wreath hangs perfectly above it.  (This week, I plan on painting my shelf a bit, so it will no more be a white shelf on white wall!)  It is a stunning center piece.  Eye candy for me!  
I have to show off the flowers my hubby brought home for me yesterday!
I can't stop looking at it!  This was truly a labor of love, but this is one of my proudest crafting moments!  
Have a super week, my friends!
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Comments

  1. Decorchick! says:

    That is SOO pretty!!! I tried to make a different kind of flower wreath and gave up. And I know I wouldn't have the patience for this one!! But you are right…it definitely was worth it! Great job I want one!! :)

  2. Nana's Fun Stuff says:

    Oh Alison it is gorgeous!!! You have more patience than I do that's for sure. It was definitely worth it. I love it!!

  3. ShadowCase says:

    This is beautiful, and a great tribute to your crafty patience. You should definitely show it off as much as you can!

  4. Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage says:

    That's truly a labor of love. It's gorgeous.

  5. Wow- it looks so amazing. I love how big and full it is.

  6. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    It is absolutely stunning! Most definitely worth all of your hard work and time. It looks magnificent on the red frame. Spectacular job, my friend!! This is certainly a project to be proud of!

  7. Jenglamgirl says:

    Love the wreath. I have been seeing them in blog land alot latley SHOULD I jump on the ban wagon? I sure love how they look, BUT~ I don't know if I have the patience for that many rosettes. HMMMMM, it does look great against that adorable red door plaque you made WAY TO GO! Thanks for linking up too. Jenn

  8. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    Goodness! What a beautiful wreath! I love it on the wood frame – the way you displayed it is perfect.
    I am so impressed!

  9. Pati @ A Crafty Escape says:

    That is stunning! I am beyond amazed at the patience this required, you go girl!

  10. Love this!!! what a creative idea!! and a frugal one at that! 😀 Thank you so much for sharing!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

  11. Whimsical Creations says:

    So very pretty!

  12. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking says:

    Truly beautiful!

  13. [email protected] says:

    Really cute! It looks great on the red. Oh, and beautiful flowers from your sweet husband! :)

  14. Darin and Kali says:

    Wow that looks beautiful!

  15. Kellie Spiker says:

    I go on vacation for a couple weeks and I have SO many new updates! I love getting all of them at once though. It was like Christmas morning! Your adorable Alison!

  16. Very nice!!! I can see why you can't stop looking at it!! :o)

  17. Cute! Add some silver or gold ribbon and you've got a killer Christmas wreath! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  18. MaryBerry Boutique says:

    WOW! you should be proud its so beautiful! dont you just love making something so beautiful out of something so affordable?! i have been following your blog for awhile now and i loove it! sooooo i gave you an AWARD!! go check it out at maryberryboutique.blogspot.com

  19. Debbie Corbari says:

    This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  20. freckled laundry says:

    That is one of the prettiest wreaths that I've seen. Definitely worth all the time it took. Beautiful!

    Jami

  21. [email protected] Hand Me Down House says:

    Looooving that wreath, Alison! It's absolutely adorable! Who would have thought you could use crepe paper? Well, you obviously — smart thinking! :) Great job!

  22. That's super cute Alison!! I love it against that red cupboard door!
    Come by and check out another fun giveaway this week!
    http://justsewsassy.com/2010/08/10/tuesday-tutorial-anthro-inspired-headband/

  23. This is beautiful, especially being all white.

  24. Beautiful! What a great use of crepe paper!

  25. Very pretty!! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  26. It's beautiful!! I think I am going to HAVE TO MAKE one for our home! :) I'm your newest follower!

    http://alililly.blogspot.com/

  27. Mandy's Creative Corner says:

    Oh my goodness, this is the answer to a HUGE question that has been plaguing me!! What to do in my living room picture frames that's cheap but will look good until i get mats for them!! Thanks so much for the inspiration =D

  28. simplydesigning.blogspot.com says:

    This is absolutly wonderful! It looks like it was a TON of work, but totally worth it!

    Thanks for linking up at http://www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

  29. keepingthechristmasspiritalive365 says:

    This is stunning! I think you did the right thing making this part of your decor-it should be on show all year around!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

  30. Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique says:

    Wow this is beautiful totally time consuming but so beautiful thanks for sharing the tutorial link!

  31. Great job! Looks fabulous! I used Shelley's tutorial when I made my wreath as well. I Love how you displayed it as well.

  32. How pretty! Would love for you to link this up to Fabulous Friday! Open till Tues. Have a great weekend!
    Heather @ http://www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

  33. Unbelievable. I think your hard work certainly paid off-it is gorgeous!

  34. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says:

    It's so fluffy! Like a cloud wreath! It looks so nice! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

  35. A Little Bit of Everything! says:

    I did a search on your blog to see how you made this. I love it, but not sure if I have the patience to make it. :)

  36. Wow! Beautiful! Great project!

  37. Jackie Desiraye Ramos says:

    ohhhh very pretty!

  38. What a great project. The wreath turned out beautifully.

    I came over from the White Party at 504 Main.

    Hope you can stop by my blog.

    Ruth

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