faux rosewood wreath tutorial
{from sugar & dots}

by @according2kelly on November 13, 2012

for the entire month of november we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season.

& the holidays are coming a wee bit earlier for a few lucky readers, thanks to our three amazing giveaways. be sure to head over to today’s featured blogger {Sugar and Dots} for a chance to win a silhouette portrait, decoart paints & stencils, and michael’s gift card.

so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects.

rev up your mixers, & visit a southern fairytale for lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss.

& to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, our featured blogger is kimmie, of Sugar and Dots. kimmie writes…

Hello, beautiful  According to Kelly readers!
My name is Kimmie, and I blog over at Sugar and Dots.
I love Kelly’s view of Christmas, family, and her passion for a handmade holiday.Today I would like to share a gift idea that can be made as a family and also be given as a gift.After making one on my own, I spent an entire day with my family last year making another one that we gifted to our neighbor.
Let’s jump to it…
Faux Rosewood Wreath Tutorial
No lie- probably the most time-consuming project I’ve ever done.
But the result is gorgeous.
I am beyond happy with my wreath and leave it up year-round.
Supplies needed:
Styrofoam wreath form
Hot glue (lots!)
Old books or a mega stack of newspapers
Rhinestones (optional)
Scrapbooking ink (optional)
I followed this tutorial and used old book pages.
(Stack a few pages together and cut them all at once to save you some time!)
After I had a large pile of rosettes, I glued them down onto my wreath.
No rhyme or reason necessary- just glue until the space is filled.
When it’s full, add a rhinestone to each rosette center, and lightly press ink onto the edges.
(Pay no attention to the words in the rosettes, mmmkay?)
I have this hanging by my front door, and it looks great at every angle:
Be sure to let me know if you have made one- I love looking through your projects!
You can always link up to my weekly linky party, too.
Thank you sweet Kelly, for having me here today!

bake craft sew {giveaway}

ready for an amazing giveaway worth over $700? head on over to today’s featured blogger {Sugar and Dots} for a NEW chance to win.

really want to win? every day you’ll have a new chance to win on a new blog. so be sure to come back tomorrow.

& make sure to visit skip to my lou & a southern fairytale for even more giveaway opportunities!



for more great ideas be sure to visit kimmie at her blog sugar and dots, & follow her every move on twitter, & facebook.


about kimmie: She enjoys all things crafty, wearing flip flops 365 days per year, talking about herself in third-person, reading, thrifting, and baking. Her pack-rat habit is both awesome and awful. Her love of vintage finds started as a child, and she loathes spending money on anything brand new.



baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #bakecraftsew.


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