Friday, March 2, 2012

A Splendid Wreath

Happy Friday, everyone! Today I am bringing you a project that I'm proud to say is another one of my "firsts." I've always admired decorated wreaths, but I never knew that decorating them would be SO easy!

To get started, here are the supplies you'll need:

I cut a few of the papers into strips and decided to give Jeannie's tutorial from September a try. {Click here to take a look.} She showed us how amazing the quality of Authentique's papers are by separating the designs on one sheet of paper. In her tutorial, Jeannie used a paper crimper, which I don't have. I had to improvise, so I used the edge of the folding doors (yes, I scrap in a closet).

You have to make sure you distress/bend the whole strip evenly or else the two sides won't separate evenly and could tear. If you did it right, it should start by looking like this:

Once I got all of my sheets separated, I decided to make some rosettes with them. To start, I folded one strip in half, then put an end down on a Gluber.

I twisted the paper and turned the Gluber until the strip reached the end of the adhesive circle.

I left the long end there until I was ready to take the rosette off of the paper, then I cut some of the excess off and tucked the end onto the back of the adhesive. I decided to add some different textures to the flowers I was putting on the wreath, so I made some accordion flowers and even some rosettes made with burlap. I used a hot glue gun to adhere all of my embellishments to the wreath.

Here is the final product!

For being my first try, I think this turned out pretty cool! I dressed up the paper rosettes and accordion flowers with some cool vintage-looking buttons and some brads.

I added some burlap twine to one of the buttons and tied on a wide burlap ribbon for the hanger. I don't know about you, but I'm kind of addicted to burlap right now. I love the texture and the way it makes projects look.

I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope it inspires you to take on a crafty project that intimidates you!

~ Cristine

Supplies:

Authentique:
Patterned paper - Splendid collection {Brilliance, Delight - back, Majesty - back}

Other:
Brads- Paper Studio
Buttons - Tim Holtz
Glubers {Cosmo Cricket}
Burlap
Burlap twine
Burlap ribbon

7 comments:

  1. what a fun fun idea...thanks for sharing..

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  2. This is seriously fantastic! I love it!

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  3. That is so perfect for spring, and I just purchased a bunch of Glubers and have been looking for a project to use them on.

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  4. That is so perfect for spring, and I just purchased a bunch of Glubers and have been looking for a project to use them on.

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  5. This came out so pretty! It makes me want to try making one!

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  6. This came out so pretty! It makes me want to try making one!

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