April 24, 2011

Spring Wreath!

Good Morning! This is Jen from 3 Cats and a Bug. This week SSD asked her DT to make a home decor project and I played along this week too. I've never done anything like this before, having only been doing scrap-booking and card making for a few years. I think it took me longer to think out the project then to actually do it! lol

I started with a wreath form from Joann's~ with a coupon it was about $3.50. This way if it didn't work I wasn't out much!

I then took 1.5" purple ribbon and wrapped it around the wreath form. Still not knowing if this would work or not, I only scotch taped it on. :) {Please excuse the very dirty table, as soon as it warms up I will clean all the glue off of it!}

I used 3 different carts for the flowers: Serenade, Pagoda and Sweet Treats. All the flowers with lose petals (not glued down) I ran my thumb nail over them to give them a slight curl.

The large flowers with the blue base were cut from Serenade at 2 3/4, 2 1/2, 2 1/4 and 2. For the smaller flowers, still from Serenade, they were cut at 1 3/4. I used stickles and a white gel pen on some of them.

For the large flowers with the pink base, I used Pagoda. The large were cut at 2 3/4, 2 1/2 and 2 1/4. The small ones with the dark pink base were cut at 1 3/4. The yellow ones were cut at 1.3, .9 and .6 on my imagine. The blue one, also cut on the imagine was cut at 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.5.

After I took these pictures, I went and used Viva Decor violet pearl pen to add purple dots.

For the large flowers with the purple base, I used Sweet Treats. They were cut at 2 1/5, 2 1/4, 2 and 1 3/4. The smaller flowers were cut at 1 3/4. I added yellow stickles to some of the centers.

I used Picturesque for the leaves. For the large flowers the leaves were cut at 2 3/4 and for the small flowers they were cut at 2. On almost all of the leaves I cut out the center leaf and used it elsewhere on the project.

The butterflies were cut from Sentimentals at 1.7 and 1.5

That brought me to the fun part... using the hot glue gun with 3 cats!! 1 of them is fearless and will stick her nose in everything she shouldn't. Not much different than my kids when they were little! LOL

FYI ~ the scotch tape I used on the ribbon worked just fine!! For those of us who can't make all those pretty 3D paper flowers (I hope I'm not the only one!!), these are a great alternative. Thanks for looking!


Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! This wreath is gorgeous!! I LOVE the colors!!

Carlene said...

I love this wreath! Money well spent in the end :-)

mbchoj said...

Beautiful job! I really love this. The different flowers you used really give it just enough dimension!
mbchoj at aol dot com

freetimegone said...

What a wonderful wreath and all of your hard work sure makes it special.

Anonymous said...

Your wreath turned out beautiful! I love the colors...TFS!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Scrapper69 said...

This is simply GORGEOUS!!!! :o)

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