Monday, November 28, 2011

paper flowers holiday wreath

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I cannot believe the holidays are upon us and this weekend I took some time to start my own preparations. First I worked on creating a wreath- if you have been reading my blog you will know that I really enjoy celebrating the seasons with a handmade wreath like here, here, here and here

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Crafting with book pages are all the rage these days and I love using them to draw and paint on.
I started by drawing a simple flower (inspired by a poinsettia)


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Using watercolors I filled the flowers with color.


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and added details.


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I created lots and lots of pages filled with flowers and leaves.


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Next I cut out all of the flowers and leaves.

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I used a styrofoam wreath and a glue gun and glued the flowers to the surface


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I layered the flowers to create fullness.

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And there you have it! A simple but beautiful handmade wreath using VERY few supplies and $$$!

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And for those of you who don't draw or don't have the time- I've got a holiday flowers paper wreath kit in my shop!

22 comments:

CREATIVE MIND said...

Super Cute :) You are Awesome!!

LeighAnn said...

How beautiful!!

Μarianna said...

πολυ ομορφο!!!!!!!!

Amanda Hill said...

Such a great project! You are very creative!

Jean M. said...

Gorgeous!!!

MixedMollyDesigns said...

The book pages add an interesting texture. Great idea!

Mia Bloom Designs said...

Great idea! I was thinking of making a wreath this year. Thank you for the tutorial.

Lesley said...

This is a great tutorial Alisa - thank you for the inspiration.

petra said...

love, love, love it, your paper-work!

Kathy said...

I love it! Adorable! The white dots really make it pop:) I'm a big fan of your other paper wreaths too..with the butterflies and fall leaves!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Alisa I have loved your paper leaf wreaths in the past. This poinsettia one is even more awesome! Thank you for sharing your fabulous ideas and wonderful style!

Gabrielle said...

Love it! What do you use for the white dots? It's always a nice effect, I'm curious

onlinerx said...

wow!! on book pages?? You are incredible...

dandelion dreamer said...

well that is totally, utterly, beautifully, stunningly impressive. I used to love making so much for Christmas too, but not now. You have inspired me. I might just nip off to my studio and PLAY!!

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Great post, I enjoyed ready reading it!

Rose said...

Gorgeous wreath! Thanks for the great instructions.

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Good work. Thanks!

MzAshleyQ said...

Can you tell us what kind of watercolor set that is please? ;)

Olga said...

So simple, yet so beautiful! Great job!

Anonymous said...

I just finished making this wreath. Thank you for the lovely tutorial and inspiration! Merry Christmas from Louisiana. :)

samrala said...

I have liked your papers foliage wreaths in the last. This poinsettia one is even more awesome! Thank you for giving your incredible thoughts and amazing style!Please keep posting on paper craft and paper flowers

debby said...

is it easier to paint on the book paper as opposed to magazine paper. I suppose it wouldn't dry on mag paper huh??? I love this idea and am going to start making them for next year already.

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