Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Completed Valentine's Kusudama Wreath!

I did it!  Here's the finished wreath:



The total number of flowers on this wreath is 62.  The flowers were created using approximately one and a half packs of the Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack from the Filled with Love promotion, which ends January 24th!  So, if you haven't purchased yours for your Valentine's projects, you may want to head over to the online store and do that right away!

In addition to the designer series paper, I used almost an entire package of Clear Rhinestone brads, Tombo Mono adhesive (awesome stuff!), a foam wreath base, a glue gun to attach the flowers to the base, and Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon for the hanger.

If you would like to see my work in progress posts for this wreath, you can here and here.  And for instructions about making this type of flower, please be sure to visit this site.

Thanks for stopping by!

- Michelle

23 comments:

Jana Weaver said...

Wow...not sure which I like better...this or the Xmas one. Perhaps a nice green one for st. Party's day! Can't wait to see it in person.

Barbara said...

This is beautiful! I'm curious as to what size squares you used to make your flowers since you have at least two different sizes. It is obvious this was a labor of love!

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

Really really beautifully done whow you worked so hard on this
the flowers are just amazing and I love the idea
really wonderfully done!

Anonymous said...

Oh my...that is soooo beautiful, Michelle!!! I am just in awe...just too beautiful for words. You are so darn talented, woman!!! Thank you for sharing your artwork with us! Marlene Caravello

Elin K. said...

AMAZING!! So beautifully done. :)

Kelly said...

This is beautiful! It looks like maybe you have three or four different sizes, right? I would love it if you were able to share what size squares you started with. Thanks so much for sharing this creation!

Vicky W said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous Michelle. I am enjoying your creations.

SherryBee said...

OH MY! This is very impressive!!!
You've done a GREAT job with this!
Thanks for sharing!
SherryBee in AZ

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Well done for such a beautiful project!

Michelle VanWiggeren said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments! Much appreciated!!! So, for the sizes of squares -- the largest flowers are 4x4inches. Most of the flowers are 3x3 or 2x2 and there are a few smaller ones on there . . . mostly 1.5x1.5 and maybe a couple at 1.25x1.25 (I tried 1 inch squares but I just didn't have enough patience to make those work). Hope that helps!

Kris McIntosh said...

This is amazing. It has come together so beautifully. You must be one patient lady making all those flowers, however, the finished wreath is certainly worth the effort. Thanks for sharing.

Kallien's Kreative Rubber, Ink and Paper! said...

Wow! This turned out nice. Very beautiful! You've been busy.

Dale Morin said...

Absolutely beautiful. The flowers are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing. Found you through LNS

Lorraine said...

This is absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful work of heart.

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Wow. What a beautiful wreath!!

Now following your blog.

Melannie - Craft Haven Retreats said...

Beautiful work! TFS!

bcyhand said...

wish i had the paitence.....just beautiful!

bcyhand said...

wish i had the paitence.....just beautiful!

Diane Ross said...

Oh my that is just beautiful!! Great job!!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is so beautiful - absolutely stunning! I am inspired to make one!

I have just discovered your blog and all of your wonderful creations and will be back to visit soon!

Wishing you a great day today!

Barbara Diane

Laura Pinto-Nguyen said...

This is stunning!!! Love the colors and all the details and I am sure it was fun to make!!!

cindy.m.smith1@gmail.com said...

Could you please tell me how to attach these flowers? I folded a jillion and now need to know how to finish this project! I'd greatly appreciate your help!

Anonymous said...

I am in awe of your creations! So glad I decided to do a search on splitcoast for items made using the pretties kit or I may have never ran across them. Thanks so much for sharing!