Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Summer Wreath

Isn't it precious? My friend, Steph, found this idea for a wreath. I'm pretty sure it's from Make it and Love it, although when I searched for it I couldn't find it. My apologies if credit is not accurate.

Here's how we did it. You'll need:


***candy not necessary for the project. Or is it???***

Get to work with brown paper lunch bags:

This takes forever! I seriously got a blister on the palm of my hand. My darling husband actually pitched in and did some of the die cutting. You need about fifty-eleven scalloped circles. Hot glue them to your wreath:

The original idea had butterflies cut from scrapbooking paper. I totally intended to do the same thing, but I was in JoAnn Fabric yesterday and saw these adorable butterflies (they also had ladybugs and bumblebees) and decided to use these instead. I'm really happy with them because they clip on....so I'll be able to take them off and add something else later....like stars and stripes for the 4th of July!

Linking to these parties:
Sew Much Ado: We did it!
Blue Cricket Design
Somewhat Simple

3 comments:

  1. WOW! It...LOOKS incredible! Absolutely beautiful! {But man, my hand hurts just thinkin' about this!} My little gal and I have the same wreath base and she's going to decorate it and enter it in the fair... We might have to adapt some of this beauty! Thanks for the perfect, timely inspiration!

    {And the pictures of you and Steph and hilarious!}

    Have a wonderful father's day!

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  2. Your wreath looks beautiful with those butterflies! BTW ~ here's the correct site: http://www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com/2010/02/butterfly-wreath-think-spring.html

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