Thursday, 10 October 2013

Christmas Wreath Project

I was at the craft shop one day and I bought about 5 foam wreaths and a shirtload of pins with the intention to create wreaths for everyone! Throwing them like Frisbees at my friends as gifts to bring joyful Christmassy goodness to the season. Needless to say they ended up in my cupboard until.... drum roll...... I saw a you tube video from stampinwithtami on how to make paper wreaths... well I was set......
Yep what a sinch!
Gathered all  my materials and got started.
Mmm hangon
This is beginning to look like a dogs breakfast.......

Indeedy doo I got about a quarter in then realised I would have to dismantle this baby and give it another go. In the end this is my finished project.
However I am going to share my tips with you should you wish to make the same journey without peril and a mouth like a sailor.

1. Invest in a quilling tool. This will enable you to keep skin on your fingers. I've heard the lyrics "play til your fingers bleed" whatever you do don't "craft til your fingers resemble a fried lobster!" They wont set you back more than a few dollars.

2. Curl from both ends to meet in the middle. That way you can from the middle without having to unroll. I like this tightly rolled Shirley Temple look reminded me of my nana after a perm job.
3. Layer two together as a cross. I also highly recommend the use of a small amount of glue on the underside before pinning as well. I was having a lot of trouble with the pins coming out as I made my way around the wreath and this made sure that everything stayed where it flippin well should of.

4. I started in the middle of the wreath,. Went all the way around in a circle then began another row until I filled it all in. I ended up only using three double sided pieces of 12x12 cardstock that I had cut into 1cm strips. This is a smaller decofoam shape the size being 200mm (30mm thick).

And there you have it... finally a project in completion... until I finish the others of course LOL

I have also included the video where I got the idea from below

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