Sunday, October 23, 2011

Crafting: Owl Wreath

A friend and I made these wreaths yesterday for a couple of hours. It's based off of a kit from Paper Source but we changed up the colors a bit. I think they turned out really cute but during the process, I lost feeling in one finger tip and the skin off of my middle knuckle! So worth it.
You could easily make this without the kit templates. (We only had one kit and then we made up another one using the enclosed templates as a base.) All you need is to cut out a large and small flower and a leaf shape to use as templates. The exhaustive part is cutting out all of the flowers, there are 4 large and 4 small stacked on top of one another in EACH flower on the wreath. So you need to cut out about roughly 100 flowers. You only need to cut out 12 leaves. Once you get all the flowers cut out, you use a bone folder to curl up the edges of each petal and then we used a dot roller to stick each flower together. You then attach each flower to the wreath form and then attach the leaves. (We used double sided tape.) Then you cut out the owl and his parts for the center and affix it to the back of the wreath form. (We used a stiff cardboard wreath form.)

Mr. Owl

Flower details

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