Simple Wreath with Handmade Flowers

Hi folks,

I hope that you are enjoying some lovely crafty times 🙂

Today I’d like to share a quick and simple wreath that I have made. Now, I had no intentions of making a wreath when I started – I was simply paying with two  new Stampin’ Up! punches that I had just bought, in the Weekly Deals Sale:

The Label Bracket punch and the Flower Medallion punch - both by Stampin' Up!

The Label Bracket punch and the Flower Medallion punch – both by Stampin’ Up!

Of course the punches can be any that you may already own, you can hand cut similar shapes or even use metal dies if you have some, to achieve  great results.

I started playing around with some scraps of paper and started layering them with some other punches that I own:

Lots of layers :)

Lots of layers 🙂

As you can see above, I included the Bracket Label punch shapes too. I just snipped into each shape diagonally and added dimension by creasing the ‘petals’ down the centres:

'Petals' of the Bracket Label shapes creased into mountain folds.

‘Petals’ of the Bracket Label shapes creased into mountain folds.

'Petals' on the Bracket Label shape, creased and folded into valley folds.

‘Petals’ on the Bracket Label shape, creased and folded into valley folds.

As you can see, just making a slight change can give very different results. This also is an example of taking something you may already have and using it in a different way 🙂

Once I had finished playing about, I didn’t want to just throw away the flowers; so I started to think what I could do with them lol! whilst rummaging I found a small polystyrene wreath left over from last Christmas. I covered it with Burlap ribbon, some burlap threads and added the flowers I had made.

To finish of I added some Pearl head sewing pins in complementary colours – this also ensures the ribbon is secure. I added a loop for hanging and there you go – I am very pleased with the result:

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I hope that you have enjoyed this post,

Take Care and Happy Crafting,

Jenny 🙂

About JenniferRabbit

I am an avid crafter and will try any artistic medium that I can :)
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One Response to Simple Wreath with Handmade Flowers

  1. Fantastic Jennifer, I love the flowers and the lovely wreaths you have created.
    I love creating flowers also nature gives great inspiration.. congratulations on all your wonderful ideas.

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