Making A Paper Flower Wreath

At this time of year in Edmonton the grass is brown, there are no leaves on the trees, and the tulips are still a few weeks away from blooming.  Everything looks so drab and brown.  I am in desperate need of something to add a little colour to the outside world.  But what can I make out of paper that won’t get wrecked by the April showers?  I know…  a paper flower wreath for the front door!

Making a Paper Flower Wreath - Birdwing Paper Designs

These cute, little paper flowers were the perfect things to brighten up our front door.  I found my Sizzix Spiral Flower cutter and got to work cranking out paper flowers in all sorts of spring colours.

Making a Paper Flower Wreath - Birdwing Paper Designs

But… it wasn’t that easy – I have had this template for years and couldn’t remember how to form the flowers!!  Thank goodness for this Stampin’ Up! video on YouTube:

Right, that’s how you do it!  Start from the small end and work towards the centre!  I used their suggestions of breaking down the fibres of the paper with the bone folder first and then spiralling the paper around a pencil to form the flower. It worked perfectly!

Making a Paper Flower Wreath - Birdwing Paper Designs

Making a Paper Flower Wreath - Birdwing Paper Designs

Once the flower was formed, I used hot glue to secure to the base.  I didn’t have any cute jewels or pearls to put in the center, so I made some paper stamens out of contrasting colour cardstock and cutting with the fringe scissors. The centers were then hot glued into each flower.

Making a Paper Flower Wreath - Birdwing Paper Designs

Making a Paper Flower Wreath - Birdwing Paper Designs

Now you have these sweet little flowers to put on the wreath, but how do you attach them?

I like to reuse my wreaths for different occasions so I don’t want to attach the decorations permanently.  For these flowers I hot glued a mini clothespin to the underside.

Making a Paper Flower Wreath - Birdwing Paper Designs

Now the paper flowers can simply be attached to the wreath with the clothespin!

Making a Paper Flower Wreath - Birdwing Paper Designs

Making a Paper Flower Wreath - Birdwing Paper Designs

 

Making a Paper Flower Wreath - Birdwing Paper Designs

I love how this wreath brightens up our dark door.  Finally, something colourful to get us through this brown spring!

 

How do you add colour to your home or garden in the spring?

Leah

 

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