I’ve seen a couple of these wreaths – the first one I saw, and the one I used as my inspiration, was by Michelle Suit. When I saw hers, I immediately saw a home-spun Christmas wreath. The wreath part came quickly and easily, but it took more than a few days to decide how to embellish:
Yes, you’re right – they’re clothespins. Others have chosen to hot glue them to a frame, but as much as I love how easily and securely hot glue attaches things to each other, I also have issues with the stringy bits and the hot globs that inevitably stick to my fingers. I figured a clothespin could just as easily be pinned to a form and that’s what I did.
The new Champagne Glimmer Paper is fabulous – as I said, it took me a while to figure out that’s what I needed. And if you haven’t tried the new tulle (this is Cherry Cobbler) well, Just You Wait, Missy!! Fabulous!!
This wreath measures approximately 16″ across. I’m offering something new – a private class. You choose the time and place and invite the guests, and I’ll bring the party! Cost is $30 for all supplies. If you are interested in the wreath as a kit, leave your contact information and I’ll be glad to work out the details with you.
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Gorgeous!!!!! I love it! Your layered flowers are the perfect embellishments. I always have a hard time trying to decide how to decorate a wreath too. Yours is perfect!
Wreathes are tricky, aren’t they? It took me a long time to settle on this – and the final bit was that champagne glimmer paper. That was what did it for me! Thanks for your comment 🙂
This is absolutely lovely. And I think perhaps even someone (me) who is creatively challenged could do this.
Geneva, you ABSOLUTELY could do this! As a matter of fact I think Kendall is old enough to help you – it’s that easy. I think you would surprise yourself.
What did you use for your wreath form? I’ve purchased 3 different items and I’m still not sure if any of them work. Thanks!
Kylie, you will crack up but I used chipboard cut into a ring. I’ve since found cardboard cake circles (Wilton is one brand) that are available in a variety of sizes and you only have to cut out the center. It doesn’t need to be done beautifully because it is covered up. The heavier cardboard that comes behind SU Specialty DSP (not the thin white stuff) would be perfect. Hope that helps!