Hello! Either you hopped here from Kim Ryden's blog or you're starting here. It doesn't matter. What matters is you made it!
I had no idea what I was getting into by making a wreath from scratch. That said, it was pretty cool. I rolled up yesterday's ad inserts to make the body of the wreath (below). After heavily taping it for support (I suggest masking tape or painter's tape), I started making cones (above) out of scallop circles, using a die for the Big Shot.
Before I show you the finished product, I'll tell you WHY I made this paper cone wreath - because the Stylin' Stampin' Squad is featuring holiday projects for our hop, which starts today! Well, that and I wanted a new wreath for my studio.
I decided to use a few patterns from two Festival of Prints pads I have, along with First Edition dsp (my favorite!). I used a hot glue gun to hold the cones together, then again to adhere the cones to the wreath. Be prepared - you'll need a few hundred scallop circles. Yep. That's what I said. A few hundred. Maybe four.
This project has its ugly stages too. Here's one where I just started adhering the cones above to the wreath. Start on top of the wreath as it lays flat, then fill in the middle and the sides.
Now before you ask, I didn't measure anything. To get off to a good start, I Googled "paper cone wreath" and found a lady who had photos of her wreath. I think she said she used 12-15 glue sticks. It's easy to lose count!
Ta da! The finished project. Now go and see what everybody else has created for their holiday projects! Don't forget to leave comments. We all love those! Next on this hop is Justin and his fabulous projects.
Blog Hop Participants:
- Shellie G. of Creative Electica
- Annie L. of Love Me Cards
- Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
- Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
- Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
- Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
- Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
- Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
- Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
- Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge YOU ARE HERE!
- Justin K of JK Cards
- Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
- Jennifer B of NW Stamper