Thursday, June 28, 2018

DIY Paper Floral Wreath

Hey there, Crafty Friends!! I  know Spring has been done and gone for a while now but flowers never really go out of style With all this summer heat, pretty much all the flowers have disappeared where I am. Sadly, real blooms don't last very long. Once fully bloomed most flowers go to seed then wither up and die.  

I figured, why not make my own??!! So, I made this Floral Wreath. It's made with all paper flowers and leaves and is sure to last the test of time.

Clearsnap Supplies:
ColorBox Premium Dye Ink- Rose, Coral, Dandelion, Olive, Leather

Other Supplies:
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Designs Stitchy Flowers & Leaf Dies (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Designs Spring Leaves Die (Sizzix)
Home and World Die Set (Diamond Press)
Grapevine Wreath
Brown Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Kraft Paper
White Cardstock
1.5” Sticker Maker (Xyron)
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks
Glitter Gem Stickers (Michael’s)

First, I gathered my materials. I found this awesome grapevine wreath at the dollar store. It's not a huge wreath... I wanted to be able to send it in the mail and those huge wreaths make it almost impossible to find a box to send it in. This was was perfect, it's about 8". Perfect size for gift giving or for indoor use... And for $1, you can't go wrong.

Next, I die cut flowers and stamens from kraft cardstock using Eileen Hull's Stitchy Flowers & Leaf dies by Sizzix. Using my Sizzix Big Shot I was able to cut a couple layers at a time. I also die cut leaves from more kraft cardstock using Eileen's Spring Leaves steel rule die. The heavy duty blades allowed me to cut twice as many layers as the thin metal dies. I was able to cut 4 layers at a time with this die.

I inked the edges of all my flowers petals with Rose Premium Dye ink and a Colorbox Stylus & Tip.

Then, inked on Dandelion Dy Ink into the centers of the stamens. 

I used an Art Dauber to ink on Coral Dye Ink to all the stamen tips.

Then, used Olive Dye Ink to shade all my leaves and stems.

To make my flowers, I made a snip about 1/4" long in between every two hills to make separate petals. I took a ball stylus a rolled it in the center to form a curved pit. I flipped over the flower and used the smaller ball to create veins and creases in each petal.

I also used the stylus to curve the stamens.

Then, layered 2 or 3 large flowers with 3stamens to create 1 large flower. I used a hot glue gun to attach all the layers together. Then added a jewel to the center (not shown).

For the smaller rose-like blooms, I again used my ball stylus to curve and shape the smaller flower petals. I rolled the smallest one till they almost looked like tiny bowls. I curved the tiny petals together from 2 flowers to form one bud and hot glued in place. 

I glued the bud into 2 more bowled flowers of the same size. Then glue those flowers onto 4 open slightly larger flowers. 

For the larger leaves, I creased and folded them to create veins. And for the stems, I rolled a ball stylus over the back to curve the leaves. 

With all of my flowers and leaves done, I moved on to creating a greeting to place on my wreath. I die cut the word "welcome" from thick (110 lb) white cardstock. I die cut the word 3 times, ran them through my Xyron Sticker Maker, then adhered them to each other creating a thick chipboard-like piece. 
I hot glue the word onto double-stitched grosgrain ribbon to lay across my wreath like a banner.

Then hot glued all my leaves and flowers to the grapevine wreath.

Then draped my banner across the wrath and glued in place.

I created a loop from more grosgrain ribbon and attached it to the back of the wreath as a hanger.

And here is my finished wreath...

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and are inspired to create your own floral wreath too!!

Until next time...

**This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

***This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run the Up On Tippy Toes blog at no additional cost to you..***

1 comment: