Paper crafting products have so many different uses. I'm always amazed at how much you can do with them. Today I'm celebrating Spring with a home decor creation, a sweet altered wreath.
To start off my project, I picked up a 12" styrofoam wreath. This makes the wreath nice and light but also makes it easy to pin accents into it.
Covering the wreath is fast and easy using Maya Road Fabric Tape. I've used Blossom Pink here but it also comes in so many other beautiful colors. A large wreath like this will take a couple packages of fabric tape. Simply peel off the backing from the fabric tape and wrap it around the wreath. Simple.
Next step I wanted to create some butterfly accents that would look like they were fluttering off of the wreath. These Maya Road chipboard butterflies are perfect for that. To alter them I first colored them with some Copic Markers.
For these butterflies I've used Y13 Lemon Yellow and R83 Rose Mist.
To add some sparkle and glitz to the butterflies, I covered the surface with Glossy Accents and then sprinkled on some clear glitter and allowed them to dry.
Attaching the butterflies on an angle can be a bit of an adhesive problem unless you turn them into pins. Doing this allows you to place them into the foam wreath like floral picks on any angle you wish.
Using a pair of pliers, I pull the heads off the top of the button trinket pins. I've kept the little button tops to be used in another project.
Push the pin into the chipboard butterfly to create a custom pick.
When arranging flowers and other items onto a wreath, start with the larger items first. I've used a hot glue gun to adhere the Maya Road floral embellishments.
Add in the mid-size flowers, then the butterfly chipboard picks to the wreath. They simply pin into the styrofoam wherever you wish.
As always, click on the images to see them in greater detail.
Thanks for joining me today in the CLASSroom! Have a great weekend!