Did you know that the first post Sharon and I ever worked on together was her Patterned Paper Wreath? It was several months ago, before Two Girls Being Crafty was even a thought, and I was blogging elsewhere. Sharon told me about a craft she was making and I asked for pictures so I could share it with my readers, and a very popular wreath was born.
Here's Sharon's awesome original wreath:
So, now I have made Sharon's Patterned Paper Wreath like three or four times... Each time using the same wreath form but different festive papers. Honestly, as cute as it is, I was ready to mix it up a bit. You crafty gals know what I mean. You can only do the same craft so many times, right? So, here's a remix on the original.
You'll need the same supplies as you do for the other wreath, which is:
Here's the paper I chose. If I were to do it over again, I'd do 6 pages of paper instead of just 5.
Anyhow, cut your scrapbook paper into strips measuring 1"x4". This means that you'll make 36 loops from each sheet of paper.
To make each loop, all you have to do is fold the paper in half (without creasing, of course) and glue the ends together. You'll end up with a pile of loops!
Lay your wreath down on a flat surface and start gluing the loops on with the round end of the loop touching the surface. This mimics the wreath hanging on a flat surface, so it's important to start this way if you don't want naked places on your wreath. Go around the whole wreath gluing on your loops...
Then use the same basic method for row 2, and so on...
I crocheted an embellishment 'cause I love to crochet these days and I have lots of scraps of yarn. You can buy a flower or make a flower, or do a bow of some sort--the possibilities are endless. Or you really don't have to embellish at all--you can do whatever you want to do! I made a fabric-covered button for the center of the flower to add another layer and some extra texture. (Tristin's note: because some readers asked for it, you can learn how to make these crocheted embellishments on this post.)
Here she is, in all her glory!
If you make one, please send us a link to your site! We'd love to check it out.
So, what do you think about the Patterned Paper Wreath Remix? I'm obviously already in "Spring" mode!