Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Paper Fan-Flower Wreath

I have been in a crafty mood lately....I go in major spurts. One week I will craft all week long...the next I don't want anything to do with crafting. I think that since I only have a couple more months until the baby comes that I am trying to cram in as much crafting as I can. I know that once he comes, I won't have a lot of time to do any crafting. So let's hope this spurt doesn't run out! :) Anyways, on to my latest project.

After making my last project, I was inspired to make a wreath out of the paper fan-flowers! And of course, I had to add a bird :)


Supplies:

An old book (for the paper)
Hot Glue
Wire Wreath
Buttons
Distressing ink
Black bird cut out (i used the cricut cartridge "give a hoot")

Step 1: Make your fan flowers! I used about 6 large, 8 Medium, and 8 small


Step 2: Make your Wreath Form. I made mine out of an old wire hanger. (well my husband made it for me :) )

Step 3: hot glue some black card-stock all around your frame. This won't show, this is just used to glue the flowers onto!


Step 4: Hot glue your flowers onto the card-stock


step 5: hot glue your bird cut out onto the wreath


That's it!







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20 comments:

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is so, so gorgeous! Perfect for fall too. =) Thanks so much for the how-to, I'll be linking.

Gail said...

That is really cute. I like how you added the black buttons and the bird.

Have a wonderful day.
Gail

Joanne Brown said...

Wow! I LOVE it!!! And the bird just finishes it off perfectly! Thanks for the tutorial :) xxx Joanne

Becky said...

That is soooo cute.I love the crow as well.Im a new follower here to your lovely blog with the greatest ideas.I found it by typing in google how to make a rag wreath.lol.I then got your blog but was dated 2009.I thought oh I wish she had recent blogs and then I found you.I love it!

Stephanie said...

I love this wreath, and my favorite part is that you started with a hanger and card stock. Way to use what you have! So nice with the bird...

Whimsical Woodland said...

Just found your link through "One Pretty Thing." I love this wreath, just a great/cute idea! I definately may have to try this! Thanks for the tutorial! I look forward to reading through your past posts/tutorials.

carla said...

wonderful job!! this wreath rocks :)

apparentlyjessy said...

That really is an awesome wreath, well done, so simple yet effective!

Anonymous said...

I have such a cute crafty sister! Your wreath turned out adorable! Love You! Katie

AliLilly said...

I literally said "are you serious" This is TOO AWESOME! I love it! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial too! I promise I'll send you pics when I do this....cuz I am SO doing this! :)

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April said...

This is so cute!

tara said...

Love the wreath. I am so making one of these. What are the cut measurements for the paper?

Kim said...

I really like your wreath, another great use of book pages plus the different sizes of fans with some buttons for interest - nice!

Maureen F. said...
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Maureen F. said...

This is beautiful !!! I just became a follower of your blog.

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LNich said...

Very creative. Nice work!

Amyjo said...

So Freakin cute! I love the simplicty of it, Very classy. cant wait to try....

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

This is very eye catching! Love that bird in all your projects!

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog, PaperFriendly.

Nancy Ward
PaperFriendly
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

agnicy said...

Great idea !!! Ag