Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dress Pattern Wreath

Creating a vintage dress pattern wreath is fun and
easy.
 
 
First, look for patterns that have large sections,
like wedding dress skirts, long gowns etc.
 
Open the patterns up to cut approx. 8" squares with 5 layers.
This works best for fullness.
 
Next you will fan fold and make the old fashion tissue roses.

Simply fold length into a fan.
Fold in half and tie with jute.
Cut the folded end and then begin to fluff out to form
the paper rose
 
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For the wreath base I use a hardboard ring found at most art and craft shops
and cover it with burlap ribbon.
 
My ring is 13" round.



Now you're ready to hot glue the flowers all around ending at top.
 
 
At this point the wreath can be complete or
finish by adding a few accents with ribbon,
silk flowers etc.
 
Easy and fun making this a "while watching TV project."
 
Great to involve the kids making the flowers.
Or
you can use other types of papers with tissue strength for folding
and fluffing.
 
I have even used white garbage bags many years ago
for the flowers and this worked great for outdoor wreaths
great on the door in all weather.
 
Another idea is to make small flowers by cutting smaller squares
and making small rings for decorative faux candle rings,
window wreaths and more.
 
Have fun with this old craft idea.
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This wreath is available in my shoppe HERE
 
 
See you soon!
 
~Happy Creating~
 
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Celestina Marie
 


29 comments:

Junibears said...

I just love to see your beautiful creations. This is a Doozy! Wonderful! xx

Lorraine said...

Very pretty and easy! Now that everyone is using dress patterns I am remembering ALL the patterns I threw out! I sewed for myself since High School and for both my girls their whole childhood......must have been hundreds! Thank goodness they are easy to find at the thrift store.

Ruth Welter said...

Celeste, this is amazing and beautiful. How do you come up with these things?

You could probably do well with these if you wanted to put them in your etsy shop. Have a great day.

Hugs,

Ruth

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love this idea, Celestina!!
I remember making flowers out of tissues to decorate for my sister's wedding and shower and for my wedding and shower!!! I might have to try to make one myself!! I will be looking for patterns at the thrift store especially on half price days!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and encouraging me on my Weight Loss Journey. I have now lost 10 pounds!!

Hugs,
Deb

Laurel Stephens said...

What a great idea to use patterns for a wreath. I love the color!

Laura Turner said...


This is so unique! The flowers are beautiful. I can think of lots of ways to use them. Thank you!

Laura from sundayview.blogspot.com

crafting to stay sane said...

So cute! You brought back such memories of making these flowers as a child!
Thanks for sharing!
hugs Alyson x

Deserae said...

So pretty.... and very clever!!! Love it!!!
~Des

Donna said...

What a fun and pretty idea,Celestina! I've not seen wreathes made from vintage patterns before! Sounds like it would make a perfect gift for a seamstress!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Celeste! What a great look!

1CardCreator said...

This is so cool! Great idea to use the patterns too! ~Diane

Old Time Cindy said...

Oh, I think this would be so much easier and more fun than the book pages (which I've done). Looks so delicate and fluffy!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

DJAjewels said...

Another beautiful creation Celestina. Absolutely charming!
Irene

Mari said...

Oh my goodness this is just soooooo pretty and frilly and girly girl....I loveeee this Celeste what a great idea once again your creations are just beautiful ;) thanks for sharing sweetie ;)

Hug~
Mari

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I love the look! Very vintage!
Warmly,
deb

Createology said...

Sewing Pattern Tissue is fabulous for sew many projects. It is affordable and quality of days gone by. Your wreath is beautiful. Happy Creative Hugs...

cynthia lee designs said...

Pretty flowers from paper patterns make a beautiful wreath!! I've seen old patterns at the GW and our local thrift shops...thinking I need to pick some up to make me some flowers to go in a vase.
hugs,
Cindy

Denise said...

Beautiful, I really like wreaths.

Kathy said...

What a great way to use the up the patterns that have missing pieces or instructions. Love it!

lynn said...

too cute, celestina:) thanks for sharing the steps!

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

I love this Celeste! I have some evening gown patterns in my "stash" that have been waiting for this... what a fun simple project with fabulous results!! You are the greatest... thanks for teaching us all of your secrets to making a beautiful home Celeste.

Much love, sherry

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Celestia! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I added you to my blog list:)

Linda M. said...

Celestian, What a great and pretty way to re-purpose those vintage patterns. Thanks for sharing your special ideas. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Jillian Haupt said...

Beautiful and sooo clever! I never thought of using dress patterns, LOVE IT!

Kadee Willow said...

I love these wreaths,Celestine Marie! You did a great job giving the details without making it seem like an overwhelming project. When the dust settles around here I will have to make one.. it will probably be ready by Christmas at the rate I'm moving!! LOL

Dorthe said...

This is very lovely, Celestina Marie,
oh so many flowers you made for your wonderful wreath- it is a big ,but beautiful work,- it looks fragile and so sweet with the blue flower in the bottom!
Thankyou for your tutorial about doing it- you are a sweetheart!
Hugs,Dorthe

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It might be an old idea, but it is new to me!!! I have passed up so many boxes of patterns at estate sales. I am snatching them next sale! I want some to wrap products I sell and ship too

Carol

Laurie Ritchey said...

Celestina, I have so many old patterns and have wondered what to do with them. Thank you for inspiring me to use them. This turned out so pretty. laurie

tina said...

wreath is so adorable

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..