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!


  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.

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

  3. Lovely wreath Lori! Such great colors!

  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

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

  6. 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's a PROPER wreath!!!) ♥♥♥


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