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

Anonymous 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

Ami Allison 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?

KimMalk 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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Lauren N said...

Very creative. Nice work!

Amy said...

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

Unknown 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

Agni said...

Great idea !!! Ag