This has been quite the crafting weekend for me. I made three cards and this wreath. The wreath was inspired by Angie from My Chic 'n Scratch. She made a great YouTube video demonstrating the whole process of creating it. I didn't have the Stampin' Up paper Angie used so I improvised. I've been trying to use up a Halloween stack from K & Company / Tim Coffey for years. It's getting low but not used up yet. I think it may be time to donate it to a school!
I started with a 12" styrofoam wreath from Michaels. I then selected several coordinating patterns from the Halloween stack. You can use any size wreath - just adjust the paper requirements accordingly. Cut the paper into 12" x 1/2" strips. Curl them using the edge of your scissors or bone folder and attach them to the wreath using straight pins. It will take about six 12" x 12" sheets of paper to fill the 12" wreath. (I left the back side empty.) Use your ribbon of choice to either tie a bow on the wreath or as a hanger above the wreath as Angie did. I suspended a decoration in the center using black hemp. I think it came out cute. I'm thinking about making a larger wreath for Christmas using Graphic 45 papers.
Angie estimated that it would take two full hours to complete the wreath. It took me over four! I wasn't really surprised by this fact as I'm generally slower than the average bear when it comes to crafting. Do you like it?