Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fall Wreath

Fall is HERE! Grab your scarves and wrap up for the season! Wrap your door in a warm greeting with this hand-crafted, wrapped in warmth wreath. Celebrate Fall, welcome it in, along with your guests!!

You will need these fun supplies to create this fun and fast wreath that is sure to last for many season!
(#119685) Cherry Cobbler card stock,
(#132181) Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack 
(#127554) Naturals Designer Buttons,
(#125577) Large Pearl Basic Jewels
(#132140) 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon,
(#127812) Autumn Accents Bigz die and
(#127821) Woodgrain Embossing Folder (#127553),
Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies, (#113439)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine ,Hot Glue Gun

(1) Take a Craft Wreath, the 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon and the Hot Glue Gun. Hot Glue one end of the Ribbon down to the wreath. Pull and wrap taunt around the edges so that it over-laps on its self. Using more Hot Glue every 2-3" to assure it's staying ability.

(2) Run the Season of Style Designer Series Paper through the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and Big Shot.

(3) Run the now cut leaves and acorn through the Woodgrain Embossing Folder for a fun textured and distressed look.

(4) Hot Glue the newly textured leaves and acorn in coordinating but opposite patterns so that each pattern shows.

(5) Hot Glue the Naturals Designer Buttons to the top of each leaf bundle.

(6) The Hot Glue will come up the button holes and allow to apply the Large Pear Basic Jewels for a luxurious element to this Fall Wreath. Alternate the buttons used and apply smaller buttons to the inside of the larger buttons for some texture and dimension.

(7) Cut the Cherry Cobbler card stock into a 2" Strip and cut 2" pieces from this.

(8) Layer over the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die letters to spell out FALL.

(9) Hot Glue the letters in a cascading layout for a subtle but warm look (much like falling leaves).
This project was one I used for my
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ReUse year after year! 
This classic wreath is clean, easy and hand-made, showing how 'amazing' you are (take that 'Martha' - lol).  Celebrate the seasons, all of the seasons, and live in the present not the future.  Hang with Love on your home to greet people with warmth and fun this Fall season!

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