I was feeling very crafty this week, and we were in need of some new spingy/summery decor (I’ll confess we had our Christmas wreath up until March…) So Avery and I headed to Michael’s craft store and get to work!
I knew I wanted to use my Silhouette Cameo machine for this project, and I knew it needed to be simple, and something I could finish while Avery napped.
I decided on a cut paper flower diy wreath, that doesn’t even require any glue!
I picked up all of my supplies and headed home to get craftin’! (Avery found some glittery lady bugs, and refused to let them go, so they became part of the project!)
Easy DIY Wreath
I started by wrapping the ribbon around the foam wreath. I pinned the end so it wouldn’t come loose, then wrapped all the way around and used two pins to secure it at the end. (It took about 6 yards of ribbon for the 10 inch wreath)
Once that was complete and Avery was sound asleep, I got to work on the flowers.
The Silhouette makes it SO EASY! I found a file for a simple “3D” flower set, placed them, and let the machine do it’s thang! I cut three different colors of card stock, and then organized the flowers in the way I wanted them.
Then it was time to pin! The straight pins easily poked through the paper and into the wreath. Easy Peasy!
I arranged them the way I wanted and VOILA! I hung it on our not-so-pretty-1950’s front door!
Then I remembered the bugs! Avery would have been heartbroken if her glitter bugs didn’t make the cut, so I added them in, and put the wreath on her much-prettier-2013 bedroom door.
I’m really happy with the finished product!
I ended up putting it back on the front door (to impress the mail carrier and make the neighbors jealous) And when Dave walked in from work Avery excited asked him “DADDY! DO YOU SEE THE BUGGIES?!?!”
I think it was a success!
Hooray for Spring!
This post was in no way sponsored by Silhouette or Michael’s. I just love both companies, and wanted to mention where I bought my supplies, and what I used to create this wreath.