October 11, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Hello! Have you missed me? I took the whole month of September off! It was a nice break to hang out with my husband & the kids and get ready for winter. We have all started to try and predict when we will get our first snow fall. I say Oct 25th. I guess we will wait and see! The leaves are almost all out of the trees and in my gutters lol. I plan on putting up my Christmas lights soon so I will clean them out then. For this weeks project I was back and forth on what to do. I had at first had a great idea I planned to use from a wreath I had seen over on Splitcoaststampers back in August. But that idea was seen by another popular blogger and caught fire so there was tons of people making this style of wreath. I just couldnt bring myself to make it after that. So I sat and sulked for awhile until I got this brilliant idea. Back in July I hosted a baby shower for my sister. I made tissue paper flowers for it and I thought 'hummmmmm I bet I could make a bunch of these flowers and glue them down onto a circle and make a wreath!' Thats just what I did. I dug through my tissue paper stash and pulled out the Halloween colors I wanted and as they say....the rest was history. Take a look to see how I did it below....
I wanted to make a somewhat circle so I used the ole string and pencil trick (it looks like a toilet seat)

Gathered up my tissue paper and cut it into rectangles

After layering the tissue I folded it accordion style then tied it in the center

Trimed the ends into a point then unfolded them

Started pulling the paper up one layer at a time

Until you are all done with the layers and then glue them to your toilet seat I mean paper ring

I cut out some spooky shapes on my Cricut using the Post It craft paper that I peeled the back off and glittered the sticky side

I made the words 'Trick or Treat' on my Gypsy using Blackletter and glittered them as well and wrapped the weath with green Fun Fur yarn and a purple ribbon

~*Cardboard circle
~*Tissue paper
~*Post-it craft paper
~*Cricut Cartridges Blackletter, Gypsy Wanderings, Doodlecharms and Indie Art
~*Green Fun Fur Yarn
~*Purple ribbon
~*Lots of glitter
~*Jen*~ www.mymentalinstability.blogspot.comhttp://www.mymentalinstability.blogspot.com/


Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Jen that is way cute. I haven't seen this idea before. Love the tissue paper colors. So full, bright and cheery. Great job girl!

Liz said...

great wreath love it!!


Hrvatica said...

This is just gorgeous. What a great take on tissue paper flowers!

Kim Ricketts said...

This is super cute!!! I love how you used the tissue flowers. I love those "other" wreaths and make them too! I would have loved to see your take on it!

Scrapper69 said...

WOW! LOVE it! Your wreath looks amazing! We had our first snow fall already here in SE Utah! We figure more is on it's way very soon cause it's super cold here! I miss summer already! LOL
Our Fall never lasts as long as most people.... Oh well... I like the idea of putting up the Christmas lights now before it gets wayyyy to cold! lol


Lori Apgar said...

For a toilet seat, this sure turned out cute (he he)!!! Love the tissue paper flowers!!

~*Jen*~ said...

Thanks everyone!

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