So the wonderful ladies over at Paper Dolls are hosting weekly challenges, and week 7 has been the first one I have been able to participate in because of being on vacation. With this challenge the talented Jani from Paper Compulsions offered a free file for some 3d flowers. The challenge was to create anything using the file. To be very honest I was stumped for a few days...I thought "Oh I will just create a boring 3d ball for my daughter's play room"....but that didn't excite me and made me feel BLAH. Then just by chance the wreath I have hanging on my door fell off the door and onto the floor in front of me, and BAM the idea hit me! I was going to create a wreath with the flowers.
So I headed off to Micheal's with my "Sticky-Fingers-McGee" 19 month old to get my supplies. I grabbed a basic styrofoam wreath and some pretty ribbon, thinking I would hide that nasty styrofoam with the ribbon. Well I got home and struggled wrapping the semi-flat wreath with the ribbon to the point I gave up! I was seriously about to say forget it, when I saw some party streamers I had left from a previous project. I thought this may lay flat, unlike the ribbbon. So I wrapped the wreath in that, and since I loved this green ribbon I had gotten I then wrapped that around the pink streamer to create the look of a vine. (Ha, who am I kidding I just did it on a whim and just got lucky that it looks like that!)
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Now onto creating the flowers...Since I am more of a Hibiscus/Plumeria/Gerbera Daisy kind of girl I opted not to go with the roses. I mixed the flowers and kind of made them into my own little creation. I simply used my finger nail and the end of my Cricut spatula to curl the petals, then I layered them together and secured them with a trusty glue dot. Oh, by the way I inked the edges of each petal to make them stand out and I chalked the inside of each flower with a mix of pink and yellow. Don't you love that white and pink combo??
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I then hot glued them all over the wreath mixing the larger flowers with the smaller ones. I thought after I had glued 100000000000000 (just kidding about 50) flowers over this wreath that it was done. But I stood back looked and it, turned up my nose and said...LEAVES!! You need some leaves, so I added those in too! And...TA DA...HERE IT IS.....