Saturday, December 11, 2010

Decorating for the Holidays - fabric and paper wrapped wreath

I had several projects in the winter issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today, and one of my favorites was this fun wreath I made.  It came together really quickly and was actually really easy to make too.



































The holiday line from Stampin' Up
I Believe line from My Minds Eye
Tradition line from Fancy Pants Designs

All three lines worked so well together, and I was blown away by the Stampin' Up fabric.  It was a lot of fun to work with!

For this wreath, I picked up a foam from from Michaels.  It was simple to embellish.

I tore thin strips of fabric and wrapped them around, tying a knot in the front.
Then I trimmed 1/4 inch + strips of patterned paper and wrapped that around the wreath.  I pulled it tight in some spots, and let it get loose in others in order to provide a more dimensional look.  I mixed different patterend papers on this part.

























My paper flowers are called Kusudama and I followed the basic tutorial on this site to make them.  They'd make fun ornaments for the Christmas tree too! 



Let me know if you have any questions about this project!

Speaking of Scrapbook and Cards, though...  I hope you've been visiting the site the past few days.  They are doing 12 days of holiday giving, which started on the 10th.

Here's:
DAY ONE - Sizzix Elips
DAY TWO - Pagemaps 2 book

There are some great prizes to be had, so be sure to check it out.

P.S.  Did you see the sale at 2peas?  Orders placed 12/11 and 12/12 for $35 or more ship for free.  Code word HOLIDAY.  (wink, wink)

Have a great night!  Davinie

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful wreath! Love the colors and the combination of paper & fabric...truly gorgeous!

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  2. Such a great and modern wreath idea, I love your color choice and using fabic and paper! It is darling!

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  3. I love that combo of fabric and paper! What a great wreath, and I just adore those paper flowers!! TFS :O)

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