Well, it doesn't look like we're going to get any snow where I live this year (I LOVE SNOW!) so I'm more than happy for spring to hurry up and make an appearance. With this in mind, I pulled out some goodies from the Spring Fling line and set to work on making a colourful wreath for my front door.
It was simple to make but I love how it turned out! I'm ready to see the spring flowers arrive now :) Here's how I made it...
I used my Cricut to cut out the background ring from some pink cardstock. If you don't have a die-cutting machine you can just draw around 2 plates to create the same shape. Then I selected several patterned papers and hand cut some simple leaf shapes. They are not neat or precise, and some are smaller than others - I wanted a natural look rather than them all being uniform.
Once I had cut enough leaves to cover the wreath, I gently folded each leaf down the centre, lengthways, to add dimension. Then I grabbed some adhesive - I used a quick drying wet glue, but glue dots would be good, too. Starting on the inside of the wreath, using smaller leaves, I dabbed a dot of glue on one end of the leaf and attached it to the cardboard ring. I continued adding leaves, overlapping, all the way round the inside of the ring. Next, I added another line of leaves, offset against the first circle, in the middle of the wreath, making sure to cover as much of the background cardstock as I could. I repeated this again with the largest leaves around the outside of the wreath.
I had originally intended to leave it as it was, just leaves, but once I had finished I decided it needed a little extra spring-infusion! I cut some of the large flowers from one of the papers and clustered them together on the wreath, adding a die-cut flower to the topmost one. I finished them off with blingage gems for a little extra sparkle!
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