|Posted on December 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM|
I love creating pretty things and this project had been in my mind for a while. I wanted to create a mini wreath, which could be used as a decorative piece to hang on an inside door or alternatively as an unusual Christmas Card.
So here is the result of this experiment. The photos don't really do it justice but you get the idea. If you would like to find out more about this project, read on...
Cut out your basic circle, using the template and then cut out the inner circle. I've used a good stiff card for this project.
Tip: The best way to do this is to cut across the circle several times and then cut each segment out. This keeps it neat and is easier to do and is the best way to cut out aperture cards too.
Now you have your wreath which you can go to town with and decorate it with all those leftover pieces in your stash. Use ribbons, cords, glitter glues, stick on gems, die cuts etc, whatever you want to use up. The inspiration for this project was actually a bag of Christmas ribbons I found at the bottom of a box!
Making the flowers
I've added punched flowers to my wreath, as well as ivy and holly leaves. The template includes leaves and a flower, so don't worry if you don't have a flower punch. You could also use stickers or die cuts if you have them too. Layer up the flowers to create a nice dimensional effect
Here is the finished wreath, with some ribbon, stick on gems, some punched stars and smaller daisy flowers. Add whatever you like!
Add a tag with a message and sent it as an unusual Christmas Card.
If you want to make this project, then head to the Member Pages to find the templates for this 24 Days of Christmas Series. We have lots more templates, available free to all on this blog too, so you don't need to join up. Just browse through the recent blog posts. You can also register with the site to get lots more free stuff.
Look out for another project on the blog soon!
If you have any comments or questions please leave them below.