Saturday, November 28, 2009

Canvas Layers Holiday Wreath


I am so excited that the holidays have officially started and I cannot wait to share creative, easy and unique inspiration during the month of December on my blog and I will have LOTS to share so tune in everyday for tons of original ideas! To kick off the holidays I am starting with another wreath made from canvas, fabric and lots and lots of buttons! This is an easy project but packed full of color! Similar to the fall fiber wreath tutorial this project makes use of a styrofoam wreath and different fabric and canvas.


Start with a styrofoam wreath

Cut out strips of colorful fabric and wrap around the wreaths, gluing it down as you wrap.


Once the wreath is covered set aside.


The next step is to paint canvas or fabric in variety of your favorite colors or holiday colors.

Once again I am using Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Back Canvas because it is one of my favorite types of canvas to use for projects like this! It is the perfect weight and is easy to use when layering with fabric.

You could also use raw canvas, your favorite printed fabric, scrap fabric, even paper!

When the surface is dry, cut out a variety of circles in different sizes.

Stack the circles together and sew down.

Variations- If you don't sew and you are using all sticky back canvas, you can simply stick the circles to each.

Or if you are using different materials and don't sew, use glue.


Create lots of layered circles- enough to cover the entire front surface of the wreath.








Once you are satisfied with all the circles, glue them to the surface of the wreath with hot glue


Cover the entire front of the wreath

And then add additional small circles and buttons to the outside of the wreath to add layers and additional width and thickness to the wreath.




The end result-
A burst of color and texture for your wall, door, holiday decorating or even displayed year round!!

39 comments:

peggy gatto said...

WOW! I love this, thank you!!!

Alison said...

Oh wow! I LOVE it! I am a big fan of buttons, and that wreath just totally gets me. I think I will have to have a go at making one. Thank you!

peggy mcdevitt said...

What a great idea, I am going to make one. I took an old quilt that I had made (table runner size) and did messy paint all over it and wow what a great tabletopper for my candle and it will just wipe off, love it. I am thinking really different since taking your classes on line, thanks so much. Peggy

L Melohn said...

Love this! What a fun project. The colors are so great!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

This is awesome! Just love it Alisa!

*jean* said...

this is really cute! would make a great gift! so sweet of you to share and thank you!

Lesley said...

Hi Alisa, I have been watching your blog for sometime, recently purchased Canvas Remix and so want to dive into some of your style of painting. I was given a huge roll of canvas so if not soon after the holidays I want to try some new things. I am always so inspired when I come here. Your wreath looks fun to make, can't wait to see what is next.
Have a great weekend. :)

kittyj said...

Fantastic as always!!!

brianna said...

Thanks for the great ideas. Also, thanks for the non sewing tips. I plan to use glue instead of a sewing machine. One question...where do you get your buttons?

Happy winter!
-Bri (of Casey and Bri and Marley)

Leslie Virginia Dean Alterman said...

Thanks Alisa! You SO inspire me!!! I really appreciate your wreaths. I'll be trying one;)
Leslie

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I just love your work. I'll be linking.

Claudia Finn said...

What a special colorful fun wreath, I love the look of this!!

Barbra said...

OMG! This is wonderful!

jen said...

I love this! And I think a Jewish girl like me could get away with this the rest of the year since it's not really Christmasy.

Mae Chevrette said...

wow, this is such a great project... this is the first time i've been to your blog but i'll definitely be back! i'm looking forward to trying this project out, thank you for adding so many pictures and material suggestions.

mae

Tricia said...

I love it and your creativity.

cupcake studio said...

Your wreath is absolutely amazing!!!

sara's art house said...

I love this wreath!!! Gorgeous! I am going to have to make one!

sherlonkahkai said...

I found your blog via oneprettything and am totally in love with this wreath. I just sent the link to my hubby and asked him to make this a collaborative project ---- he is an artist and can paint the canvas and I will sew and assemble.

Thank you for the awesome idea and the inspiration.

Happy holidays.

violette said...

this is so much fun Alisa! Yay.......i'm excited......a graffiti wreath! Love it.

Love, violette

claudine hellmuth said...

this is INCREDIBLE!!! linking from my blog!!
xxoxox

Ali said...

I think this is awesome.

sixfrites said...

this is absolutely adorable! I just got all the "ingredients" for my own take on it. Love this!

sigrid said...

I'm done with mine :)
It's a bit of a cheapo variant - I used IKEA bomull fabric and primed it before painting. Loved this project, thanks again for sharing. If you click the link from my name, you can have a look.

YETENEK-SİZİN said...

that is a great idea, thank you

Shelby said...

Great tutorial! Such an awesome idea! :)

Anonymous said...

Tres intiresno, gracias

Jan Furdson said...

This is fabulous Alisa! Thanks for sharing your inspiring art! I plan to make one of these very soon, as well as the fabric leaves one, for fall next year!

May God Bless, Jan

Anonymous said...

Damn, certainly great info. Where can I find this RSS?

Jane Meetington
wireless camera detector

von Hand zu Hand said...

i really love this and your style.
very unusual but so creative!

i'm linking your tutorial. i hope you'll agree.

thanks, doro.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I just saw this post via a Turkish site. I absolutely love this.

Marisa said...

ABSOLUTELY wonderful!!! I love the way you sew everything!! :)

Marisa said...

ABSOLUTELY wonderful!!! I love the way you sew everything!! :)

Lara said...

Love it!!! It's so pretty!!!

NEUSA BONECAS said...

Seu trabalho é líndíssimo. parabéns!!

Blue Velvet Chair said...

Amazing how we can stumble on other blogs that 'really speak to us'. Yours does that for me. My blog focuses on repurposed arts and crafts, but I can so see myself using your wreath in this blog as inspiration to repurpose some old thrift canvases and see what I come up with. I'm now 'blawking' you (blog stalking) on Twitter and FB. Featured the wreath today if you want to have a look. Michael
http://bluevelvetchair.blogspot.com/2011/09/wreaths-and-non-wreaths.html

Vox Pops said...

Wonderful ... we've included this in a post about you (!) at
http://poldapop.blogspot.com/2011/09/highlighting-work-of-alisa-burke.html

Heidi Szczepanski said...

Your ideas are amazing. I love your blog and looking at all the creative artsy projects. Thanks for posting.

Heidi
Exede

Amanda said...

I've put together a round up of colorful wreath tutorials on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/14-colorful-wreaths-you-can-make/

If you would like a Craft Gossip badge showing you've been featured, you can grab one here :)
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Thanks for sharing your craftiness!

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