Sunday, November 27, 2011

Snowflake Wreath

I  have seen several wreaths made from the Originals Snowflake #2 die and the Big Shot, and I've been wanting to try making one.  I used green and white card stock and Coke cans for the snowflakes.  The cardboard base was made from a piece of light-weight cardboard like the kind that backs our dsp paper packages.  I used a 10" plate to trace around for the outside diameter, and a smaller salad plate for the inside.

The first layer consisted of  8 green snowflakes.  The second layer used 9 white snowflakes, spaced alternately over the green ones.  The third layer was made from 10 Coke cans.  All of the snowflakes were glued on with a glue gun. 
Next, the wreath was decorated with silver glimmer paper stars cut with the movers and shapers die, and doves also cut with the movers and shapers, using white felt, glued to card stock for support.
Some white star brads (retired) finished up the accents.
A bow was made with silver organza ribbon and attached on the lower left side of the wreath.
This was a fun project to make!  It took me quite a while to collect all of the cans, but I like the way it turned out.
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