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Welcoming Wreath…

Today’s post will show the fall wreath I talked about yesterday.  The leaves on the fall napkin holder shown yesterday were left over from this project.

Here’s a shot of the front doors…yes, I have two doors and this does present a problem sometimes…

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Here’s a closer view…

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And some details…

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This is the wreath presented at convention on the big boards and fell head over heels for it.  I knew when I got home this would be one of my first projects…I mean it shot right to the top of the list.

Want some of the details?  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla cardstock, plus Newsprint DSP
  • Ink:  Early Expresso
  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Leaflet Framelits, Dazzling Diamonds, 1″ wood balls, small wood egg (think bird egg), 12″ Styrofoam wreath, white polka dot burlap, wired burlap and Modge Podge

Digits

  • Stamp all leaves on different colors of cardstock and cut out (oh boy! this takes a while)  Cut out about 20 Chocolate Chip with smallest leaf for pine cones.  Cut out 3″ circles of Newsprint DSP for 1″ balls.
  • Wrap foam wreath with polka dot burlap using hot glue or metal pins to secure.  Make your burlap bow and set aside.
  • Add Modge Podge to 1″ circles and wrap with Newsprint DSP twisting loose ends together.  Add more Modge Podge over surface and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.  Set these aside.
  • To make pine cones use your bone folder to curl each leaf.  Trim off stems.  Starting at smaller end of wood piece add one leaf at a time with hot glue, overlapping sides and alternating points as you move to a new row until you have the whole egg shape covered.  Add some Dazzling Diamonds to these too if you want.  (I love bling!)
  • Start at any point on your wreath and attach your burlap bow.  Begin by curling or bending or crushing your leaves and set them on your wreath with hot glue from either side of your bow.  Add your pine cones and your balls here and there.

Can you stand it?  This is just so pretty finished.  You are going to be so proud to hang these on your door or use them as a table centerpiece with candles.  Good part is…they can be used again and again.  I love when that happens!

I am planning a short video showing how to make the balls and pine cones.  Got to get to the store first and get the wood pieces.  So stay tuned for that.

Just like Hobby Lobby I have completely changed my house from summer to fall and Halloween.  Getting ready for those classes coming up.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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I’m inky…and HaPpY!

 

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