Sunday, June 24, 2012

Patriotic Wreath

I kept thinking and thinking about what type of patriotic wreath I wanted...then I decided I would start with pinwheels.  Once I had a general idea, I went to Michael's and picked up this glitter tulle and wood wreath (after fooling with the tulle, I would not get again...look at the glitter mess!)
 I wrapped the tulle around the entire base.  Then I started making the pinwheels.  Pulled out my favorite supply lately...wire...and wired the backs...of the pinwheels...
 ...then wrapped and twisted around the base of the wreath.
 Did the same for the hook...except, instead of around the base, just through the tulle on the back, then twisted it around itself to make the loop...made the bow...and now...hmmm...still not quite enough...
 So I pulled out my red wire and just wrapped around the entire wreath...see all that glitter...never again!  But it sure is pretty!
 Then I remembered the Christmas tree I did with the red wire stars back in 2008...and made some of these...I do them by hand...no template...it is okay that they don't look perfect...just make the shape...
 Kind of goes with the whimsical look...I did use a stylus embossing tool to help define the tips...by going into the point of the star, and squeezing the ends around the stylus.
 Then I wrapped wire around the stylus to make some curly q's...
 And then my favorite...my friend, Linda, had emailed me about an idea that and I pinned
...that inspired me to make washi wire...







Wrapped washi tape on both sides of the wire...pleated it and glued it behind the bow with Beacon Fabri-Tac glue...the wreath is starting to look better...
 I had another idea...
 I used these Studio Calico rubon stars, rubbed onto pattern paper...cut out...
 ...pierced...
 ...and wired these...
 Pulled in some of the Authentique stickers as well...I just put them on pattern paper and cut around them so the backs wouldn't be sticky...pierced, and wired as well...
 Looped around the wreath...I wrapped the wire around the brad on the pinwheels...and slid the stars where I wanted them.
 To attach the wire...I made sure it was wrapped around, and then twisted it around itself...
Once I played around with the wiring and placement of everything...it was done!  A fun...patriotic wreath!



Right now, Paper Issues is having a Patriotic/Picnic theme...I would love to see what you create...link up here...

If you do some shopping, use my code to get 20% off...Cassie has twine, seam binding, October Afternoon...all kinds of goodies...and she will ship International...just email her through her Etsy Shop.

And..Cassie has this beautiful prize to give away by Pink Paislee...but you have to go check out the details at Paper Issues to be eligible to win...worth it...and you don't have to create something to enter!
Have a great Sunday!  XOXO

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