Have you been following me for a while? Do you remember this base wreath (below) that I bought from Target a while ago?
I challenged myself to use this wreath through every season for one year. Well, I’m now about 6 months in and I have given this wreath its fourth transformation. I injected some pretty yellow paper flowers into the wreath to greet the budding flowers and trees outside my window.
From Christmas – Valentine’s Day our wreath was red, white and green:
For Thanksgiving, I added some feathers to the wreath:
For fall, I simply inserted magnolia leaves into the wreath:
Here is My Tutorial for a Spring Paper Flower Wreath:
- Two coordinating scrapbook paper sheets
- Buttons for flower centers
- Wire cutters
- Floral Wire
Begin by cutting out flower shapes.
Lay your flower on top of the coordinating paper and cut a flower shape larger than the first.
Lay both flowers on top of one another and cut slits in toward the center of your flowers. Be sure not to cut too close to the center.
Trim the edges of your petals if you need to round them more.
Fold the edges of your flowers up to give them dimension.
Cut a length of floral wires, long enough to wrap around your wreath.
Thread the wire through your button. If you have a four hole button, you may want to thread it like this:
Then poke the wires through the centers of the flowers (it is easiest if you have one on top of the other so you are going through two flowers at once.)
Set the flower on your wreath.
Wrap the wires around the back and twist to secure.
Repeat until you have as many flowers as you like. Then add a coordinating ribbon bow.
I am definitely ready for spring, how about you? I hear my good friend Sandra (aka Sawdust Girl) just had more snow near Chicago. Poor girl.
Lucky for us, there are random pops of color blooming down here in North Carolina! Here is a sneak peek at a budding magnolia tree. I’ll share some more Spring color with you later this week.
Speaking of Spring, it is time to change our clocks forward one hour this weekend (if you do that kind of thing.)