Sunday, 3 November 2013

Paper Wreath

I'm seeing so many wonderful Christmas projects around at the moment, so I thought I would have a go at a paper wreath. These look stunning and are really easy to make.  
I've used kit contents from Papercrafter magazine issues 65 & 66 to create and embellish this wreath, plus some red gems. 

First I drew round a dinner plate onto some corrugated card, then round a tea-plate in the centre of this and cut round both to create a ring.  From assorted patterned papers I cut several 2cm x 10cm strips, fringing half of them.  I looped them all in half and glued the ends before stapling to the ring in equally spaced rows, starting from the outside.  (Before completing the inner row, I stapled a length rustic twine for my topper and sentiment.)
To hide the staples from the inner row, I hand-drew a couple of holly leaves onto card then used these as templates to cut several from patterned paper. I arranged these in differing directions to give a natural look and finished off with some red pearls for berries. 
To complete the wreath, I glued my sentiment and topper to the twine and attached some more twine at the back to use as a hanger.

I would like to enter this wreath into the following competitions:

15 comments:

  1. Oh how pretty! I can see the time and love that went into this one! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug!

    Julie

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  2. Fabulous wreath - wow! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

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  3. Thanks for playing our Christmas Challenge at One Crazy Stamper, awesome creation!

    Leanne DT @OCS!

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  4. As I hate doing it I will admit at the beginning that this is a copy and paste comment as I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  5. WOWZER!! What a gorgeous wreath! Love the papers too! :) Really great creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Catch the Bug Challenges Hope you will join us on the next challenge! Hugs - *Vicki*~ November GDT

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  6. very creative! thank you for joining us this week at Catch the Bug!

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  7. Fabulous wreath! Thank you so much for linking up with us in our “November Anything Goes” challenge at Catch The Bug! Please join us, again, next time, for a new sketch and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

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  8. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  9. Awesome wreath, Nicola! Thanks for sharing it with us and thanks for joining us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug. Hope to see you next week!

    :) Becky G
    Bugaboo DT Member

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  10. What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join our November Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! Join us tomorrow for a Anything Cowboy Challenge!

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! HUgsxx

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  12. Great wreathe, I like it. Hope to see you once more in our theme - you can enter up to twice. Regards, TokBobok

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  13. Great wreath, I like it. Hope to see you once more in our Christams theme, you can enter up to twice. Regards, TokBobok

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  14. A lovely project. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

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I am always trying to learn new techniques and improve my cardmaking and colouring skills, so your feedback and comments are greatly appreciated.
Many thanks, Nicola x

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