So I had so much fun making paper flowers yesterday, that I made some more and thought they would be a way fun way to decorate a non-tacky St. Patty's Wreath. I started w a roll of ribbon and an 18 inch straw wreath from Hobby Lobby. While I'm on the subject of wreaths: Does anyone know why Styrofoam is so expensive?
(Sorry this next 2 pics are even bad for me)
This roll of ribbon only covered 1/4 of the wreath :(
Not wanting to spen $12 on ribbon, I remembered that I had some black polka-dot fabric. I cut 6 2 inch strips. I just wrapped the strips around the wreath and secured with pins at the end of each strip.
Then I cut out a bunch of circles and flowers with my George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge. I made my folded flower (tutorial here) and used silver upholstery tacks ( they are only abou 99 cents for an entire package and way easier and cheaper to use than brads) to secure them to the wreath. flowers, I used stick pins to secure the little flowers to the wreath. Next time I might coat the flowers in Modge Podge, but I didn't think of it until they were on my wreath.
I had some left over satin fabric left over from Halloween costumes and I think it added the finishing touch.
So much better then my Bella Swan reject V-Day wreath. I love it and I think it took longer to write this post than to make it.I'm dying to put a vinyl "Welcome" on my door, but hubby is not a fan.
Linking up here.