So, I can make cards. And I can make scrapbook pages. I can even make boxes and bags out of paper.
But when it comes to making cute home décor items, I have to admit I struggle a little bit. Not because I can’t make them, but because the interior-decorating eye doesn’t come naturally to me and so I never think them up!
My sister-in-law, on the other hand, doesn’t scrapbook or stamp, but her home has the CUTEST walls around! I always go over to her place and get inspired to try to make my house look a little more crafty and put together.
But check it out ….. I totally made this and I LOVE IT!!
It looks so crafty and fancy and cute… but the best part, I didn’t have to think of much of anything at all and all the tedious work was done for me! Yay!
So, I pulled this all together from the Burlap and Blooms Wreath Kit from Stampin’ Up.
All I needed was a little bit of time – which can be tricky with two small kiddos who always want to craft with you if they see you at your craft table and you are trying to wield a hot glue gun! – and some adhesive. Oh, and some scissors for a smidgen of fringing – but only on the grey circles in the middle of the big flowers.
The biggest problem I had was that the instructions were a bit brief and so I had to figure out what I was doing by my best interpretation. But in case you are a more visual learner, I put together a video that walks you through how to make each of the flower types in the kit!
Video Tutorial for making the Flowers in the Burlap and Blooms Kit
(If you are reading this post in email, and can’t see the video – click here to check it out on my YouTube channel)
Finally, I wanted to add a few little details that were my own –
- I added a few Vellum butterflies (punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch) that I sponged with coordinating ink colors and used a Vintage Trinket brad in the center.
- I added some “greenery” by using the Little Leaves sizzlet die and tucking a few pieces into the flowers
- I didn’t have mine when I made this wreath, but use the new Spiral Flower die and add a few more flowers to your wreath for a pretty effect.
I had so much fun making this wreath that I’m thinking of giving her this one and then getting another one to make for me to keep! She just moved, so it would make a perfect housewarming gift, don’t you think?
And don’t forget,
if you grab 1 kit for you + 1 kit for a gift + the Elegant butterfly punch = 1 FREE sale-a-bration stamp set/paper/punch/accessory of your choice! Score!
So, give it a try and if you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment and I’d be glad to help clarify things for you!
Ink – Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
Paper – Pear Pizzazz cs, Vellum cs
Accessories – Burlap and Blooms Wreath kit, Multipurpose liquid glue, Hot glue gun, Big Shot, Little Leaves sizzlit, Elegant Butterfly punch, Vintage Trinket embellishments