Friday, July 16, 2010

Twine Wreath Tutorial

I thought I would share how I made the twine wreath that is one of my giveaway items. It is relatively easy and SUPER cute! I was quite excited with how it turned out and will have to make another one for myself to keep. But let's get to it!

How To:

-Low Temp glue gun and sticks
-Wreath form- I used an 8" form
-Coffee Filters
-Brads or buttons
-Not pictured- Chalk or ink
-Not Pictured- Ribbon of your choice (I always forget to put this in my pictures! lol)

To Begin:
Start by putting a line of glue on your wreath form and place your twine on it. For some reason, I started it right in the middle of the form (though you can't tell when it is done) but it would be best if you start your line of twine on the bottom side of the ring.

Continue wrapping the wreath form, pulling tight as you go and gluing occasionally. As I worked I pulled the twine and pushed it back onto what I previously did so there were no gaps.

The wreath complete.
If you do have gaps when you are finished you can just cut small pieces and glue them into the gaps.

How to make the Flowers:

Onto the flowers: Get out those coffee filters and ink/chalk pads.

You will need 3 filters per flower.
For largest petals: Fold the filter in half and then half again. Ink the edges.

Middle petals: Fold just like the first petal. Before you ink, cut the edge of the filter so it is smaller than the first when you open it back up. Then ink.

Center Petals: Fold like first two. Cut the edge again so it is smaller than the middle petal. Ink.

(Sorry for the color change. I made my pink flowers before the wreath then realized I didn't take pictures so I just changed up the colors. And sorry no cutting pictures! But hope you understand my explanation!)

Here are all three petals once cut and inked. I used three different ink colors to add some depth to the flowers.

Next, pick up all three petals and pinch the back of them to gather.

The front should look like this.

Take a brad or button to place in the center of the flower. I used a brad because it would go all the way through and I wouldn't have to glue my petals together since its prongs would do that for me.

Push brad through the petals and close the prongs.

Hint: If using a brad, take your scissors and push through the filters first, then push the brad through the hole. I found that my prongs bent on me if I didn't already have a hole to push them through.

And you will have this when complete.

Once your petals are secured together, crumple the flower into a ball to add texture.

Then, just carefully unfold and make them look like petals.

I love the center brad peaking through!

Now, just glue your flowers onto your wreath wherever you like and add a fun ribbon to hang it from. Easy as that!

I just love how it came out! :)

Hope you like my new wreath! If you have any questions please feel free to email me!
If you try to make one, I would love for you to share it with me!

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  1. Thanks for the tutorial of the coffee filter flowers Allison. They look absolutely beautiful and totally complete the wreath. Great job and thanks for sharing :)

  2. TOO CUTE! and it seems soo easy.. i might have to give this a try since i need a new wreath haha

  3. Okay that is the CUTEST wreath - I love it! What a great idea! :)

  4. At some point I'm going to find some time to make this! Too cute :]

  5. Looove this wreath! Where do you come up with all these ideas?!!

  6. That's 2 cute! Thanks for the tutorial on it!

  7. That came out really nice! I especially like the flower :D


  8. it turned out so pretty, nice job!

  9. Love this version! I watched my sister make the 'full' flower version and it took forever but turned out just as pretty! :)

  10. Love the twine and the fluffy flowers - adorable! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase - I greatly apprecite it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  11. I love the coffee filter flowers with the dyed edges! I've made a couple of those for wreaths but have tried doing that yet. That wreath is pretty!


  12. What a fablous wreath!!! I love it.

  13. Hi Allison~ I love this wreath and the way you made the coffee filters layerd with the glittery brads or gems. LOVE IT. Also, forgive me, but I didn't see craftomaniac linked up... sad face. If I am mistaken forgive me. Have a great day, Jenn

  14. This turned out so beautiful. Thanks for the how to. I really want to make one of these.

  15. So cute and super easy! Thanks for sharing!

  16. ooooh so pretty, thanks so much for the tutorial. I want to make one for my mother in law.

  17. Very cool those flowers are great. I'm trying to figure out where I can use them.

  18. Oh my gosh...I am soooo doing this! Those are so adorable and so simple!

  19. OMGosh, now I don't know which to do first this one or another filter wreath I saw...both are totally different so maybe I'll do both! OHHH I know, I'll do one that'll go in my daughter's room! yay! New follower=)

  20. I am IN LOVE with these wreath--no seriously, I love it! great job!

  21. I just saw the twine and coffee filter flower wreath over on I love it! Had to come check it out so I can try this with my stepdaughter.

  22. Oh boy, I have never been so in love with a wreath. I can't WAIT to make one!! I already have the wreath, glue and coffee filters...just need some twine! I'm following you now...would love a follow back :)

  23. Thanks for this tutorial. I am doing a twine wreath for a party this weekend, and I wanted to get clear directions. Fabulous. I'm doing different flowers for the feel I'm going for, but I love these for another event.

  24. I. LOVE. THIS. And ya know... I never did get that yarn wreath done! The supplies are staring me down though...

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