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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Deck the halls in style with a paper cone wreath

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:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  9. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  10. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge  YOU ARE HERE!
  11. Justin K of JK Cards
  12. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  13. Jennifer B of NW Stamper


Stampin Dj said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow, the paper cone wreath looks so complicated to make, you did such a wonderful job, the finish one looks fantastic! - Pam W.

Tonya said...

That wreath looks like it would take all night but the results look worth it! Thank you for sharing all the steps to make it.

Pat T. said...

You definitely have more patience than I do. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

I love these.. you did an amazing job - very nice!!! :)

Anonymous said...

WOW! That was a lot of work! Great project!

Annie Lee said...

Oh my goodness... what a labor of love! The wreath is beautiful!!!! And we love having you on the Stylin' Hop! :D

Shellie G. said...

LOVE your wreath. So much so that I'm gonna make one. Maybe a Valentine's themed one though because I'm done with Christmas crafting for this year :) (well sort of...)

Heidi @ Stuck on Stampin said...

Wow, Terri!! This is true dedication to finish this wreath. I'm not sure I would have kept going!! It looks like a lot of work, but it turned out beautiful.

Nancy Berg said...

What a gorgeous wreath!! I <3 it!!

Kim Ryden said...

Cute wreath! So glad that you played along with us this month!

brrenwick said...

Wow! This looks like a lot of did an amazing job!!!

Jennifer Blomquist said...

Wow, that wreath looks like a labor of love! But it turned out amazing. I don't know what I was expecting when you said you were making a wreath from cones of paper but it is really cool! Thanks for showing how to do it too.

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