Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May Creative Challenge-Wreaths

Welcome. It's the  May Creative Challenge post with My Favorite Things

Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. This month, we're creating wreaths. Be sure to check the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have put their MFT stamps and/or Die-namics dies to work to create a wreath for you today!

I have  a few ideas to share, and lots of photos,  so lets get going.  I started this month's project with a trip to my local craft store.  I wandered down the isle of wreaths (did you know there is a whole section dedicated to DIY wreaths in most craft stores??) to see what my options might be.  I was drawn to the plain, woody, viney  wreaths.  And then I saw the cutest 4 pack of mini wreaths and my light bulb went on-Christmas Ornaments!

So I picked up this four pack for $2.99 (would have been cheaper if I used my coupon on them, but other goodies ended up in my cart. lol!). 

I created 3 similar, yet different wreaths to be used as ornaments for my Christmas tree next year.  I also think this would make a great little gifty for someone, too, come holiday time. 

I used LOTS of my MFT flower Die-namics and felt, and accented with gingham ribbon, bells, and twine.  MFT has a great selection of colors of felt and it's great quality! Love it! I used Puff White Cloud, Wild Cherry, and Jellybean Green for this first project. 

The ROLLED GARDENIA  was my focal flower.  I love how it has a poinsetta look and feel to it. I then added in some MINI ROYAL ROSES and a few ROYAL LEAVES (LOVE that I can cut 5 different sized leaves all at once with this Die-namics!). 

I used twine to attach my bells.  I threaded a craft needle and pulled it through the wreath. 

Key to making these come together fast,  is a hot glue gun. WOW! Heat it up and go....the flowers and embellies adhere instantly. 

Here is a close up of each of the mini wreaths. I love the classic red and white colors I used. 

I used all white felt flowers on this one. 

And here I used the ribbon in a different way, showing you a way you can hang this one your tree come holiday time. 

After I put together my mini wreaths, I got to thinking about my CIRCLE STAX DIE-NAMCIS and how I could cut a ring of card stock and create a wreath embellishement for a card. 

Here is how I line up my Die-namics before I run it through my Vagabond. 

I wrapped the large die cut circle with some Honeydew Twine and then added lots of fun felt flowers.  I used the following Die-namics to make these flowers:






AND here is my finished product. 

I added a corrugated butterfly (cut with the Inspired by Butterflies Die-namics.  I swiped the edges to really show off the grooves of the butterfly.

I also added the sentiment to the Clearly Sentimental Label Die-namics.


The stamp set is BIG GREETINGS. Love this one. Great font and nice big size! 

Kim's Blog has the line up for today's Creative Challenge. Hop on over there to see all the Wreath Goodness!

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  1. Wow you have been busy, great job on all those wreaths

  2. LOVE these mini wreaths...such a terrific idea...I would love to make some for my Christmas tree this coming season...thanks for the inspiration...great job Lisa!

  3. Perfect idea! I really like the Gardenia die, too! Thanks for showing that!

  4. Wow! You have been a busy girl - love the wreaths with the little jingle bells - so darling! And your card is SO creative! Love it!

  5. So clever!! LOVE the ornaments and your card is beautiful!! Awesome ideas!!

  6. Lisa, all your wreaths are beautiful -- I love the ornament idea with the gardenia -- it does look just like a pointsettia! And I love the card -- I can hear Christmas coming in that card too!

  7. Both are very pretty! I especially love the Christmas wreaths! Have a fabulous Mother's Day weekend!


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