Wednesday, March 2, 2011

hydrangea wreath

Whether or not spring is actually appearing weather-wise, you know it's popping up in all the stores... Recently I've seen a couple cute hydrangea-covered items at Pottery Barn (egg-shaped ornaments covered with fabric flowers) and Michael's (round ornament covered with paper petals).
Because I liked those, and also because I apparently like making wreaths that take a long time (exhibit A), I wanted to take the above inspiration and make a springy wreath. Lo and behold, Martha Stewart makes a hydrangea punch, so after picking that up on sale, off I went.

Supplies:
  • 5-6 sheets of 12X12 paper
  • Hydrangea (or other similar flower shape) craft punch
  • Wreath form
  • Glue gun
  • Ribbon for hanging
Directions are simple: Cut paper into strips. Punch out flower shapes. Fold up edges of flowers to give dimension. Glue flowers to wreath until it's covered.
Some tips:
  • Consider covering/spray painting the wreath form something similar to your paper color. I didn't really think of this until it was too late - I don't mind the little bits of green peeking through that much though.
  • Use two close shades of the same color paper to give it some depth, like a real hydrangea.
  • Don't bother covering the back, this way it will lay flat.
  • Line up some good stuff on the DVR as you'll be at this a while...
Even if it was kind of time consuming, I love the effect... and will definitely be hydrangea-ifying some other items soon!

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29 comments:

  1. So pretty! The blue hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers

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  2. This is absolutely amazing. I've been thinking about making a wreath for a crafty friend's birthday, but couldn't figure out how I wanted to do it. Might be borrowing this idea using old book pages!! thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Hi! I love, love, love the wreath. I noticed that there is a spring decor party going on at Inspired by Charm. You should check it out. Here's the link http://www.inspiredbycharm.com/2011/03/welcome-to-my-little-party.html

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  4. very pretty.
    I love hydrangeas too.

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  5. I love what you did with this! It's beautiful!

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  6. WOW girl these are amazing! :D Can you make me one? :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com

    P.S: I'm giving away a gorgeous house of harlow ring that I think you'd love to pieces! :D

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  7. I love your wreath! Your hand must have been pretty sore after all of that punching and glueing. Now I want a punch like this!

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  8. This is really cute! I'm a new follower. I'd love for you to come by!

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  9. That looks beautiful. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party on Monday.
    More The Merrier Monday.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  10. This is absolutely adorable!! SO cute!!

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  11. This is adorable! I will have to share this with my readers!

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  12. holy moly!

    that must of took a long time. you are dedicated! amazing. the wreath is so fun & oh so pretty.

    thanks for linking up to the SPRING FLING!

    have a super day.
    kellie

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  13. Love this , always wondered if I needed that punch !!! I just got my answer!!!

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  14. That is really beautiful. It would also be pretty using pearl pins to hold the flowers. Love it.

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  15. You're such a lifesaver! lol, I was looking to buy a pink flower wreath for my daughters birthday party this summer but they were all out of my budget... this idea is perfect!
    Thanks so much, I'm a follower now!
    You should be able to see my wreath on my blog sometime in July after her party!
    www.itsybelle.com

    Thank you!!

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  16. Love this wreath...I'm gonna have to get one of those punches asap!

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  17. Love this wreath. Looks like the real thing!

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  18. Oh my... this is just simple and lovely!!

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  19. Wow, this looks lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

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    Amanda
    www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful! I love any sort of paper flower project and this one is no exception!

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  23. Love this! I have a flower cutout on my silhouette I may have to try out just for this project. WOuld you mind if I link this up to my blog?

    lauren
    www.warmfuzzypurpleandgold.blogspot.com

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  24. came from CSI - I made a hydrangea wreath too, but from the floral section and not paper!

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