Saturday, 26 January 2013

Flower Christmas wreath

Happy Australia Day! Hope you've got a fun day planned.
While today's project is not Australia Day themed, I thought you might like to know a bit more info about the flower wreath I shared on Christmas Day. My fab friend Kellie & I spent a great day making them together, which made it even more fun. Here's a pic of my final wreath:
We started off by covering a flat backed polystyrene ring with the brown paper that comes with our SU orders. Then we die cut lots of flowers in card & DSP using a combination of flower dies & punches & glued them together. We pinned the flowers onto the ring to get them placed how we wanted, then used Tombow Mono glue to permanently attach them to the ring - it's very strong. Once they dried, we attached buttons to the flower centres. This details really finished them off beautifully I think.
I used a whole pack of Naturals Designer Buttons (3 sizes included) & about 5 large Brushed Bronze buttons (Holiday Catalogue) & die cut cardstock buttons using the Sweet Buttons embosslit die to use as centres on the remaining flowers. Here's a closer shot:
I attached some ribbon to the ring to hang it up on a hook. You can't see the ribbon when hung. Kellie used some cherry cobbler tulle to make a visible hanging bow for hers, which looked fab too. All up, it took about 5 hours for us to complere both wreaths (with lots of chatting & lunch in-between) & we were pretty thrilled with the result.
Thanks for visiting & if you have any questions about the wreath, just leave me a comment or drop me an e-mail.
Inky wishes, Di

Card/Paper: cherry cobbler coredinations & smooth card, lucky limeade, crumb cake & vanilla card, Festival of Prints, Be of Good Cheer & other retired DSP
Accessories: Naturals Designer Buttons, Brushed Bronze buttons, pins (non SU), Tombow Mono adhesive
Tools: Big Shot, Fun Flowers die, Blossom Party die, Sweet Buttons embosslit die, Blossom punch


Nikki Spencer said...

Wow, Di that looks amazing! So much detail and the colours are so

Anonymous said...

It's very pretty Di! Great job to you and your friend. Sherylee.