Monday, April 18, 2011

Pretty Paper Flower Wreath Tutorial


Tools:
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge - Flowers cut in two sizes, one at 2in and one at 3/4in - both shadowed to make the inner hole small
(if you don't have a cricut flower shaped paper punches would work excellently too.)

Supplies:
12” wreath form.
3 sheets of 12x12 scrapbook paper for the larger flowers
3/4 sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper for the small flowers
1 pack of 100 color tipped straight pins. With our size of wreath, the 1-1/2” long pins worked wonderfully.

Instructions:
1. Cut out all the flowers and peel them off of your Cricut mat. Lightly fold the petals of the larger flowers upward to make them three dimentional
2. Layer one of the larger flowers with one of the smaller flowers on top, centered.
3. Hold the layered flowers against your styrofoam wreath form and using a stick pin, push through the center of the flowers until the pin is all the way in.

4. Continue around the wreath, making sure to offset the flowers slightly.  It will help fill the gaps and give you a more attractive and random design.  Remember, you don’t need to fill in the back, assuming it will be hanging against a door or wall.  If you decide to fill the back, you will need far more flowers/pins.

5. Pin a looped ribbon to the back in you want to hang your wreath on your wall or from your door, but remember that this is a paper wreath and if you are hanging it outside to keep it protected from the elements.




20 comments:

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

Great Blog! and I love your pretty blue paper wreath. Well done. Going to share it on my C.O.M. FB page. Have a great one. winks-jen

AlyGatr said...

I am so jealous of your Cricut! I might have to con you into cutting me some flower shapes. I've spent so much on camera "stuff" I'd never be able to justify the Cricut purchase. Your wreath came out wonderfully!

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower! This wreath looks amazing! Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration.

Rachel @ Pleased as Punch said...

Whoa, love it! I don't have a cricut but I may try this with something else. Those yellow-headed pins...genius!

the lowes said...

wow thats super cute! I love your blog!!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

What a awesome wreath! I love the layered paper flowers. Great job.

Wonder said...

love this idea! thanks for sharing. just stopped by from Skip to my lou :). happy day to you.

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

oh I love the paper flowers! those are fun. what a great idea for a wreath. thanks for sharing! saw you on craft-o-maniac monday.

kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

So, so lovely and unique! TFS!

amber marchant said...

ooooooh! pretty! I think I may have that cartridge...gotta dash to cut away!!!

amber @ barbwired

Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

This is beautiful! It sure would make a pretty way to "Spring" up your door way. Or even for a May flowers style decor. Thanks so much for sharing!

Nen said...

oh wow!! that looks awesome!!

nikkijoy said...

That's seriously cute. I love the colour! =) x

Chana@ Mamma Town said...

Can not STAND how pretty this is! Great job you creative diva!

Marisa Hopkins said...

Oh man, so pretty!!!! I want to make a paper wreath!

Melanie said...

Saw this at Tip Junkie...I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Linky Party! The link is below!
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Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

This is AMAZING! So fun! And I love your blog - I'm about to be your newest follower because the design is just too cute and I'm loving your projects! : )

AliLilly said...

OH THIS IS SO SWEET!!! I love it! It's so pretty! :) Newest follower here! :)

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Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

So pretty! I love this!