I wanted to make a Christmas wreath using the same type of flowers she did. These flowers were originally for a form of Japanese Kusudama, and you can see the tutorial for making these flowers here.
Here's how my wreath turned out:
And, a close up of the flowers:
I used a retired Stampin Up! designer series paper to create these -- Holiday Treasures, from way back in the 2008 Idea Book! I love the colors and patterns in this paper -- and had just the right amount left to make the wreath (it took my two 3/4 complete packages -- not quite sure how I managed to end up with two partially used packages, but at least it worked out right for this!) From current papers, I think the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper or one of the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks would make great choices if you'd like to make a wreath of your own and don't happen to have Holiday Treasures in your stash.
For my flowers I used squares ranging in size from 2.5" to 4". The 2.5" squares were particularly challenging to fold . . . I wouldn't recommend going smaller than that unless you are an extraordinarily patient person!
I also discovered that I love Tombo Multi-Purpose Adhesive . . . it worked so well for gluing these petals and flowers together!
The Pearls are from the now retired Pretties Kit, and were hot glued in the centers of the flowers, and I hot glued the flowers onto a foam circle wreath base.
I'm thinking it would be great fun to make another one of these for Valentine's Day -- in a heart shape, of course! And, the red and pink papers from the Love Patterns Designer Series Paper, available exclusively as part of the special Filled with Love promotion would be perfect for this. Once I finish my Christmas preparations, maybe I'll get started on that! I'll keep you posted . . .
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