Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Crepe Paper Wreath

I  love this wreath!  I've been seeing crepe paper wreaths where the crepe paper is wrapped around the styrofoam ring, but I wanted something a little fuller.  I suddenly flashed back to elementary school when we made dogwood tree blooms with pink crepe paper squares for a unit on Washington, D.C.    We learned how to wrap the little squares around our pencil erasers and glue them into place.  I did the exact same thing with this wreath. 
 I began by wrapping the crepe paper all the way around and then starting placing "dogwood blooms" all the way around the wreath.  I was only about a fourth of the way through when Dennis came in and said, "Peach?"  I told him to just wait and see! 

The little primitive house was cut with my Cricut and I added a bottlebrush tree.  I thought it still needed a little something, so I added a glittery star and some pretty acqua seam binding ribbon.
  I'm not so happy with these photos, but hopefully you can see it okay!  I am happy with the way the wreath turned out...especially after Dennis questioned the color choice!

8 comments:

  1. You've brought back a flood of memories. We did this for a fund raiser in school.Absolutely stunning. I love your choice of colors.

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  2. Such a beautiful wreath, loving the vintage like colors!!

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  3. Lovely wreath Lori! Such great colors!

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  4. Yes, you are right Lori! We did make such wreaths at school! Brings back sweet memories :-) Love the wreath you made just now, gorgeous colour combo! Ira

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  5. Looks lovely Lori! Great choice of colors! Sorry Dennis..... :)

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  6. Love the little house!

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  7. ok, see, if you had said to me beforehand, "i'm going to make a PEACH xmas wreath" i think i'd've been a bit dennissy, too...b/c CLEARLY we both lack your amazing VISION! (SERIOUSLY--it's BRILLIANT; and *yes* the fullness of the 3-D flowers is what makes it by far the best one of these around...it's a PROPER wreath!!!) ♥♥♥

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