Sunday, June 9, 2013
4th of July Wreath by Deanna M
I had a lot of fun making my project today. I found my inspiration on Pinterest and put my own twist on it. I go there sometimes when I need to give my mojo a kick in the pants!
For my wreath, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my cones at approximately 5". I cut 4 red, 4 white, and 4 blue. I used my Scor-Tape to secure the cones once they were cut.
Next, I used my Gypsy and the George and Basic Shapes cartridge to cut an 8" circle out of white card stock. I wanted to use chipboard but didn't have any so instead, I cut 3 8" circles and adhered them together for my wreath base. I used Bazzill Simply Smooth card stock to cut my circles. This is my go to card stock for just about everything and I love it!!.
I used my Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere my cones to my circle base. For the center of my wreath I cut two 2" X 12" strips of some card stock and scored it every 1/2". I did a mountain, valley fold and used Scor-Tape to adhere the two strips together to make a Rosette and adhered that to the center of my wreath.
Next I used the print and cut feature with my Silhouette and print and cut my bear at approximately 7 3/4" tall. I used some of my super strength craft glue dots to adhere my bear to the center of my wreath.
Now what is the 4th of July without some sparkle and shine???? Once my wreath was assembled, I sprayed the entire wreath with Iridescent and Silver Glitter Dust. ( I used both colors because I ran out of the Iridescent).
The last finishing touch to my wreath was to add a dark blue ribbon using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to attach the ribbon to my circle base.(Kim can order you the tiny attacher if you want one).
This is so easy to make and could easily be adapted for just about any occasion, or holiday. I hope you will give it a try.