Friday, March 13, 2009

Show Me St.Louis Spring Wreath Craft


Hi Show Me St.Louis viewers!


Here's the information on the crafts I showed today! Hope you have fun making the wreath! With Easter around the corner..you could change the shape to flowers or eggs..the skies the limit!






Spring Wreath

Bo Bunny Abbey Road Scrapbook Papers & Brads (available at For Keeps Sake)
Xyron Wishblade Diecut System
Small Felt Flowers
White Styrofoam Ring (available at your local Michael’s Craft Stores)
Colorbox Chalk Inks (available at your local Michael’s Craft Stores)
Fiskars Mini Pinking Decorative Edge Scissors
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Straight Pins

1) Use the Xyron Wishblade to diecut leaf shapes. You can use any shape you like! Shamrocks, flowers, hearts , Easter eggs...anything! Cut out about 30 “4 inch” leaves and 3-4 “2 inch” leaves. The smaller the leaf…the more you’ll need. For some leaves handcut them using Mini Pinking Scissors for a fun edge.

2) Fold leaves in half to crease. Then use Chalk inks to ink the crease and edges of the leaves.

3) Pin (hot glue is another option) the large leaves randomly onto the styrofoam ring. Turn some in, some out, overlapping as you go.

4) Then add in the smaller leaves. You can add in as many as you like to fill in the wreath. Keep in mind…there’s no wrong way to make it. Each wreath will look different and that’s fine!

5) Add in some additional touches with the felt flowers, paper flowers cut from the paper and then layered and finished with a brad. Use the Foam Squares for added dimension when adhering to the wreath.







Spring Flower Bucket


Bo Bunny Love Shack Scrapbook Papers, Stickers, Brads, Ribbons (available at For Keeps Sake)
Fancy Pants Power Flowerz Chipboard (available at For Keeps Sake)
ZIG Micron .005 Black Pen
Marvy Uchida Clever Lever Punch Shapes
Metal Bucket
Dry Floral Foam Blocks
Shredded Paper Filler in brown
Toothpicks
Robin’s Nest Gems
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L Craft & Photo Tape, 3D Foam Squares
Colorbox Chalk Inks (available at your local Michael’s Craft Stores)


1) Trace the chipboard flower shapes onto backside of papers. Cut out and inks edges. Adhere to chipboard. Detail with pen. Add embellishment using punches, additional chipboard shapes, brads and gems. Use Foam Squares to add dimension to the layers of the flowers.

2) Insert the foam blocks into the bucket. Gently push the chipboard flowers into the foam. Add a toothpick behind the chipboard stems for added support.

3) Use the paper filler to cover the styrofoam and fill in around the flowers.

4) Add Bo Bunny border sticker around top of bucket. Adhere ribbon around bucket using SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L Photo Tape. Finish off with flower sticker.

Thank you for visiting! If you have any questions regarding the projects or tools and supplies I used, please drop me an email! And if you would take a moment to see my handmade glass pendants & jewelry too!!

Happy Friday,

Julia

3 comments:

  1. I've been looking for tins like this for my best friend's upcoming wedding. I'm the matron of honor and I saw a photo of a bucket like this and we've not been able to find them ANYWHERE!! Please let me know where I can find buckets like this. I need a few of them and I'd be eternally greatful!! Thanks so much. -Alyssa
    (email me: scotch4@yahoo.com. Thank you!)

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  2. That wreath is amazing! I love how bright and cheery the tin of flowers is.

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  3. These are both so fun for springtime!! Great job & I bet they looked amazing on tv!!

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