Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Spring Floral Wreath Tutorial - by Surita Brink (a.k.a. Pearli)


Hi there #CreativeGirls ! We have a lovely NEW #PrintAndPlay collection in the store called 'Vibrance', and I would love to share a quick project I made with the #CuteCutsFlowerShop KIT. I LUV the Flower Shop elements soooo much and had to dig into those first as usual. Also it's Spring in the Southern Hemisphere and we have to do something to celebrate the newness and beauty of my favourite season.



This is an easy-peasy project.

You will need:

1. The Vibrance #CuteCuts Flower Shop KIT
2. The Vibrance #PaperLoveKIT 's Cover Page (to punch out flowers using the paper swatches, you can also use other paper from your stash that match the color scheme).
3. 160 gsm or thicker cardstock (white or colored) to make the 200 mm x 200 mm Wreath Base - you will need 2 pieces.
4. The usual tools: scissors, cutting mat, glue stick, white craft glue of choice, A4 craft foam sheet (or lots of foam tape/squares), twine & a flower punch (or template to hand cut 12 flower shapes) & a bit of bling like Stickles (glitter glue) or diamanté.
5. Optional Extras: a Butterfly or two from the #CuteCutsButterflies set from the collection. 

Steps:

1. Print out the Single Flower & Foliage sheet as well as the Paper Bow sheet from the Flower Shop KIT onto 160 gsm white cardstock.
2. Print the Cover Page of the #PaperLoveKIT onto 160 gsm white cardstock, or gather paper from your stash that will match the color scheme of the the Vibrance Collection.
3. Make the Wreath Base by cutting 2 x circles 200 mm x 200 mm in size. Cut out a 150 mm x 150 mm circle from the center of each. Use a craft foam sheet and glue stick or foam tape/squares to adhere the two base pieces on top of each other. Then cut a piece of twine and add it to the top of the base to hang your wreath with.
4. Cut out the top half of floral elements from the Flower & Foliage sheet.
5. Punch out or cut out 12 flower shapes and layer to make 4 flowers consisting of 3 layers each.
6. Cut out and assemble your Paper Bow according to the instructions, except use the 'tails' of the bow as seen in the photo - cutting it in half so that you can let it hang down.
7. Assemble your wreath on the wreath base as seen in the photo, finishing off with a bit of Stickles on the flower centers and the bow's center loop.
(In the end I needed two more leaves to fill in some gaps and so I used paper scraps left over from punching out flowers, to hand cut a couple of leaf shapes. I just scored them down the middle and shaped them a little before adding them in.)

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Suggestion:
Use the wreath as an ornament to celebrate the season with and afterwards incorporate it into a Scrapbook Layout with a picture or two documenting you Spring experience.

You can purchase the Vibrance Collection here