I am over on the CutCardStock Creative Blog sharing a fall wreath project.
I used a variety of fall colored card stocks from CutCardStock.
They worked beautifully and are included in September's Monthly Specials.
Have you have ever made a paper cone or dahlia wreath?
This one is put together in much the same way.
I just used leaf or petal shaped pieces of card stock instead of rolling squares into cones.
The card stocks used are:
A circle cut from a cardboard box is used as the wreath base.
Mine measures approximately 9 3/4 inches across.
You can adapt to any size desired.
I sectioned the cardboard into 8 with pencil lines.
Two circles are drawn to help positioning the first 2 rows of leaves.
The first circle is about 2 inches in from the edge, with the 2nd in another 1/2 inch.
Next I cut the leaves free handed.
Pieces of card stock approximately 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches were folded and
cut across the fold in a curved shape.
I cut 16 leaves for rows 1 - 3 and 4 for each of the 4th and 5th rows.
Start by adhering 8 leaf pieces along the outer circle centered on the lines. Then add a leaf between each of the 8 pieces. I adhered the leaves of the 2nd row in between those of the 1st row along the inner drawn circle in the same way as the 1st row. See the photo below for reference.
Being that the center is not very pretty I decided to add a rosette. You can use anything you like such as a bow, pumpkins, a flower or flowers, etc to complete.
My rosette was made by cutting 3 pieces of card stock 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches.
Score every 1/2 inch along the long side and accordion fold.
The 3 pieces are glued together to form a circle.
Bring the inner edges together and glue to a 1 inch circle on both sides.
I die cut a decorative circle for the rosette base and glued together.
Adhere the rosette piece or whatever you decide to use to the wreath center.
A ribbon can be attached to the backside of the wreath for hanging.
The finished wreath measures a little more than 13 inches across.
This size is easily adaptable by increasing the size of the base and adding more rows.
As always, I hope I've provided some crafty inspiration for you!
Maybe you will create your own fall wreath!
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
i'm linking up to:
Through the Purple Haze - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
A Bit More Time to Craft - ATG