Thursday, December 8, 2011

I Smell Roses...

Wondering what I've been up to since my last post? 

I've been working on this wreath. 

...No, seriously.

Yup, that wreath!

(Which will otherwise be known as the wreath that isn't coming off my door until after Valentine's Day!)

This is about 52 of the 82 roses that I used

Each felt rose was made using this tutorial from Amy at Positively Splendid. It's made up of about 10 individually cut petals plus a rolled centerpiece.This wreath has 82 roses on it. 

Let's do the math, shall we! 

82 roses x 11 petals each = 902 hand cut felt pieces

902 hand cut piece + 58 glue sticks + 1 exhausted glue gun + 1 crazy lady = 1 very beautiful Christmas rose wreath

My favorite part about this wreath is the bow! 

Not just because my bow-making skills are improving but I also glued an alligator clip onto the back of it. After Christmas is over (and probably after the Ducks play in the Rose Bowl!), I'll change out the bow to maybe blue or white or silver. 

Because seriously, this wreath isn't coming off my front door for a looooooooong time. 

P.S. After all the work I've done, I think my Ducks better win the Rose Bowl. I mean, don't you think I deserve it? Go Ducks!!!

I'm auditioning: 


I was featured!!!

I'm sharing this project at the following link parties: 


  1. Wow, now that is one beautiful wreath. I am amazed at the amount of love that went into it. So gorgeous!

  2. That wreath is stunning! Ive always admired these kind of wreaths.. but do not have the patiences to make all those flowers just for a wreath! LOL So kudos to you, its seriousl so gorgeous! And if it were me.. I wouldnt wanna take it off my door either!! With all the work put it, I'd use it as often as I could! :) Wonderful work! Im jealous, I want one! :)


  3. Yes, you are a crazy lady indeed. But that is really really beautiful!!

  4. You could make a blue and white bow for it and use it for all the patriotic holidays. Memorial Day, 4th of July, Veteran's day, September 11, etc... just leave it up year 'round.

    Very pretty btw, good job :)

  5. That is beautiful! You did a lot of hard work and I am so impressed... then you had to go and mention the Ducks...argh! I am Beaver... yet my kids are Ducks fans and they have never even lived in Oregon. Oh well, I forgive you =)

  6. This is gorgeous, with all that work I don't think I would ever take it off my front door!

  7. very beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Gorgeous wreath!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!

  9. I can't believe you cut all the felt yourself! It looks absolutely GORGEOUS, though. I would definitely be leaving it up as LONG as possible!

  10. Beautiful Bethany! I have never seen one quite like that, and it is smashing! Think maybe I may give this one a whirl... after Christmas while watching tv at night. Thats alot of work on all of those roses! Love it.
    Come over and link up if you get a chance
    xo - Kim

  11. This is gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing it, I need to get my craft-on and make one too!

  12. You are one seriously persistent rose wreath maker! It's outstandingly FANTASTIC! I don't think I would ever take that down...

  13. Okay, so I like yours better than mine..great job! I'm a new follower. Stop by and enter to win my Heirloom ornament...only 1 day left to enter. Warm wishes

  14. Wow this is GORGEOUS! I'm going to share a link on my blog's Facebook page if that's OK. My hand hurts for you! But seriously, it looks beautiful.

  15. Wow, so much hard work! It looks wonderful. I'm so glad you shared this at Etcetorize this week~

  16. Wow...that is a gorgeous wreath!! And I can sympathize with how long that must have taken to make!! Beautiful work!

    evie @ brown paper packages

  17. This is beautiful!! That hard work paid off!!


  18. This is super pretty! Please come share this at:

  19. Oh wow, what a positively STUNNING wreath! I'm so glad you linked this up to the Head to Head Showdown! ~Jen @

  20. WOW! I know how much work this was but the result was well worth it. It is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

  21. Quite beautiful,I wouldn't take it down till after Valentine's day myself. It was a lot of petal cutting, but soooo worth it. One of the prettiest I've seen. I hope you would post this at Sunday's Best Party today at 4pm. Sharing is a good thing!

  22. Beautiful! I bet it did take forever (but it was worth it) This is being featured this week at Lines Across. Thanks for sharing!

  23. This is amazing! I love it and I totally wouldn't be taking it off till Valentine's Day either! I'd love for you to link up to my Feature Friday Linky Party

    Blissful & Domestic

  24. That is gorgeous! And so unique! No wonder it made it into the contest!!!

  25. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this as part of my BFF Open House wrap up and features. Please feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like! Thanks again for sharing.

  26. This is AMAZING! It must have taken forever!! I want to make a felt rose wreath for spring and I'm dreading it just thinking of all the time it will take! Great job!!

  27. You have some stamina girl friend, 82 roses. Worth it though, so beautiful and well worth a feature this week at Bacon Time. Hugs and happy holidays.

  28. I LOVE it! And I totally think your Ducks deserve the win now... As soon as I saw the post title, I was thinking there might be a Rose Bowl connection. If only I could think of a nice little Orange Bowl connection for a new Tigers wreath! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  29. Visiting from Wicked Awesome Wednesday linky party because you are FEATURED! Congrats- this took a LONGGGG time! (I've made one similar before).

    Perfect expression of LOVE!

    Smiles, Suzanne in NW IL

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