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July 4th Wreath....Home Decor


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Design by: TondaR (2 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 2 hours to 3 hours
Project tags: Patriotic Home Décor/Accents Wall Décor/Wreaths/Banners Summer Holiday Décor

This is a wreath that I made for July 4th. Our daughter was born on the 4th so I do a lot of decorating for that special day. Sorry that it has taken me so long to get this on here.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • 10 inch styrofoam wreath
  • Card stock
  • Floral pins...1.58 inch

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Start with a 10 inch Styrofoam wreath. I purchased mine at Joann's.
I used three different colors of Stampin' Up's cardstock. LOVE their card stock. The colors I used are, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler. I think that these colors gave it more of a vintage/aged look.
Using the Art Philosophy cartridge I cut out 100-125 flowers from page 68. I cut the flowers at 3.5 inches.
Making the flowers takes the most time of all. Very time consuming. I found that using my hot glue gun to make these was so much better/faster than using glue. I first tried Aleen's quick dry Tacky Glue and hated it. Took way too long to dry. The hot glue gun was instant. Just be careful not to get burned. I attached the flowers to the wreath using floral pins that were 1.58 inches long. I found these at Walmart. These were the shortest ones that I could find. I was afraid that any longer would stick out the back side of the wreath.
Next for the background I cut a 10.75 circle from the George cartridge on Very Vanilla cardstock from SU. The George cartridge is great for different shapes.
Using the "A Child's Year" cartridge I cut out my image. I did not write down the size of this when I cut it so am not sure of the size. Sorry. I had a hard time deciding on the image due to this cartridge having different options. I cut this out using the Night of Navy card stock.
I attached a ribbon on the back for hanging it. I just wrapped it around the styrofoam hiding it under the flowers.

Step 1

Start with a 10 inch Styrofoam wreath. I purchased mine at Joann's.

Step 2

I used three different colors of Stampin' Up's cardstock. LOVE their card stock. The colors I used are, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler. I think that these colors gave it more of a vintage/aged look.

Step 3

Using the Art Philosophy cartridge I cut out 100-125 flowers from page 68. I cut the flowers at 3.5 inches.

Step 4

Making the flowers takes the most time of all. Very time consuming. I found that using my hot glue gun to make these was so much better/faster than using glue. I first tried Aleen's quick dry Tacky Glue and hated it. Took way too long to dry. The hot glue gun was instant. Just be careful not to get burned. I attached the flowers to the wreath using floral pins that were 1.58 inches long. I found these at Walmart. These were the shortest ones that I could find. I was afraid that any longer would stick out the back side of the wreath.

Step 5

Next for the background I cut a 10.75 circle from the George cartridge on Very Vanilla cardstock from SU. The George cartridge is great for different shapes.

Step 6

Using the "A Child's Year" cartridge I cut out my image. I did not write down the size of this when I cut it so am not sure of the size. Sorry. I had a hard time deciding on the image due to this cartridge having different options. I cut this out using the Night of Navy card stock.

Step 7

I attached a ribbon on the back for hanging it. I just wrapped it around the styrofoam hiding it under the flowers.

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This is amazing, alot of love put into it I'm sure...love it!!!

Published on February 10, 2013 by Maria2193 Flag Comment As Inappropriate
This is stunning!

Published on September 06, 2012 by GonescrappinakaColleen Flag Comment As Inappropriate