Friday, November 16, 2012

Graphic 45 and Petaloo Blog Hop - Day 5

Hello Eveyone
Today it is my turn along with two of my Graphic 45 Design Team Members and Irene from Petaloo,
Gloria Stengel: www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com
Irene Tan: http://petaloo.typepad.com/
We all get to share our Petaloo and Graphic 45 projects.
Once I received my beautiful flowers from Petaloo. There was lots of different flowers to choose from. I knew I wanted to do a Christmas Wreath. I chose some of the larger red flowers and some smaller green ones. I wanted my wreath to be easy but also a challange. So that anyone who is just starting out could have a go, but also for someone who is looking for a challange. So I have come up with two options.


First is the easy wreath, its very pretty and quite quick to make. You can use it for a gift basket and fill with yummy goodies.

Then if your up for a challange, well the "optional" extra's on the wreath are for you. I have filled in the middle of the wreath with a scene from Nutcracker Sweet.
So lets get started, gather all your bits and pieces together. I found a bowl from a cheap shop for my wreath. It cost about $4, its about 10-11 inches across and is made out of wire. It is about 2 inches deep. I brought some gold tinsel, and Christmas ribbons. I choose my Graphic 45 print papers. I used 5 sheets of "Nutcracker Sweet". I also used "Holiday Magic" and "Enchanted Journey". In the photo below you can see the packets of Petaloo Flowers. I used the red and green ones.


Use a hot glue gun and adhere a row of tinsel around the edge of your bowl.

I hand drew a holly leaf and traced around it. I needed about 16 leaves out of "Enchanted Journey" and 40 leaves out of "Holiday Magic".


Ink around each of the leaves and put a slight bend along the middle of each leaf.


Using a hot glue gun adhere one cream leaf then two green ones.



Work your way around the wreath. Glue the leaves in a combination of one cream, and two green leaves.

Your wreath should look like this, once you are finished.

Chose a selection of flowers, tie some small bows with some Christmas organza ribbon and hot glue them to the back of your flowers. I did five flowers like this.


I found some old berries and pussy willow and added them to my wreath, then I glued the five flowers on. I only wanted them to fill in about 1/3 of the wreath.

I glued the five flowers on with about an inch gap between them. I then added some green Petaloo flowers in between the bigger red flowers along with some more Christmas ribbons.
That's the easy option, a perfect gift basket for a very special person.


For those of you wanting to fill in the middle of your basket, then here is what I did.


Cut a circle out of "Nutcracker Sweet" Cut some small nicks around the edges of your circle and put some pleats in the paper so it will fit in side your bowl.

Use your hot glue gun and adhere it to the bottom of your bowl underneath your holly leaves.


Now all you need to do is cut lots of the elements out of the "Nutcracker Sweet". From one sheet cut the curtains out of your print paper. Fold them along the lines of the pleats in the curtains. Cut out the purple banner from the bottom of your print paper.

From another sheet of "Nutcracker Sweet" cut out the tin soldier, Ballerina and clock holly.
From another sheet of "Nutcracker Sweet" cut out the bows on the curtains, the ballerina's dress, sleeve and arm, and head, also the tin soldiers head.
From your last sheet of "Nutcracker Sweet" cut out the clock.
Once you have all the pieces, lay them on top of the images on your bowl and work out how they will all fit. Use your hot glue gun and adhere the pieces. Each piece needs to be raised up. Follow the instructions below.
Adhere the curtains on at the top of your wreath lining it up with the picture on the base of your bowl. Don't worry if there is a gap at the top of your wreath. I glued some more leaves onto the wreath to hide the gap. Glue your banner on at the bottom of your wreath. It sits on top of the leaves and flowers. Glue the tin soldier onto the side of your wreath, it will only attach at the top and bottom. He sits right out, just under the leaves. Glue your clock on with the holly on top. Cut a strip of paper from your spare Graphic 45 print paper to one inch wide and 5 inches long. Fold it every one inch to make a cube. Glue it to the base of your bowl. This will allow you to glue your ballerina to your bowl so it sits an inch up from the base of your bowl.
You could keep adding more elements to your in soldier and ballerina if you want to.
Hope you have a go at making a wreath for this Christmas

thanks for looking.
Jane

Remember there is still a chance to enter to win an amazing Graphic 45 and Petaloo prize pack. Just leave a blog comment here and then hop over to the other design team members blogs and leave them a comment. Graphic 45 will be announcing one randomly chosen winner from the comments left on all the blogs on their blog on November 19th.



116 comments:

  1. oh my goodness! Wow!! So pretty!!

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  2. Love the layers in the center. Beautiful!

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  3. Jane, such a custom hand made gift arrangement. It's a lovely off the page project and great showcasing of petaloo.
    ava g

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  4. Good golly this is the most beautiful wreath. The colors are so rich. I can look at this one all day and will make this. The gift basket idea is fantastic and really original. Thank you, thank you , thank you for sharing this. Love it! :)

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  5. Beautiful wreath and love how you have done it both ways. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Jane.....how sweet with the G45 Sweet. Just beautiful. Thank you.

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  7. You make it seem do easy for everyone. Very pretty.

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  8. What a fantastic wreath! Love that you can continue to add to it so you can change it in a year...

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  9. I love the idea of using a bowl as the base of a wreath and filling it with a gift. Very clever !!!!

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  10. Wow! Your basket/wreath looks fabulous. That would be so beautiful to display at Christmas.

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  11. I love both your wreaths but especially the second one. I love the way you layered the scene! Beautiful!

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  12. Beautiful wreath and idea - thanks so much! Mary Werner

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  13. The scene in the middle of the wreath is an excellent idea. Its beautiful.

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  14. This looks like a fun project. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Fantastic project. Both wreaths are beautiful! TFS the instructions.

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  16. Wow Jane! This is amazing! I love the way you have turned this wreath into a shadow box! Thanks for the tutorial - will definitely be trying this :)

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  17. What a good idea to turn a bowl into a wreath and then use for a gift "box". I turned out very nice.

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  18. Absolutely amazing, Jane! Fantastic idea...very creative and very beautiful!!

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  19. Thanks so much for taking the time to create two wreaths, depending on skill level and ability, I am a much less experienced crafter and some times I get too intimidated to try the projects I see. I really appreciated that you made something I would comfortable trying that is also beautiful!

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  20. Great Idea and love that you had more than one option when making it. great job

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  21. Wow what a fab project and i just happen to have left over red ribbon. Brill work . well done x

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  22. Hello!

    Your wreath is awesome - the layered center is so wonderful! I am inspired to do this with my wreath this year! Beautifully done! Wishing you a happy weekend!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  23. Thanks for the ideas and i like how you used the fussy cuts

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  24. Thank you for the two different options on how to make this project. It came out great.

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  25. Beautiful wreath and great idea! TFS your wonderful tutorial as well... :)

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  26. What gorgeous wreaths and a great tutorial. Love your creation. Keep up the great work!!!!

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  27. Beautiful. Love it. b4ustamp@yahoo.com

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  28. Спасибо , все так подробно описали по изготовлению венка ! Руки сами просятся сделать что-то подобное !
    Получился яркий праздничный венок !!!
    Творческих успехов и счастья !!!

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  29. What a unique idea and the nutcracker paper is so perfect for this! Love it!

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  30. love this i realy am a wreath fanatic

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  31. What lovely wreathes! Love that you made 2 options.

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  32. Jane your wreath is gorgeous! WHere did you get the bowl? I am a huge fan and hope to one day make a family album like you did! Since my parents have both passed it is more importaqnt than ever! I am stockpiling Graphic 45 to do this and then well I'll have to look at alot of your videos! Would love to try this wreath just stunning!

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  33. You made a beautiful display and love all the details!

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  34. Wow..this is stunning! Love Love Love it and I love all the leaves and petaloo flowers! Gorgeous!

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  35. wow the time and work put into this....Beautiful

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  36. Lots of fussy cutting but the end result is well-worth it. Beautiful wreath.

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  37. Absolutely wonderful detail! One more thing I must try!

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  38. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing

    Paula

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  39. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!!!!

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  40. I just love these products together. Your wreath is beautiful!

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  41. Great gift ideas Jane, love what you did with both wreaths; great tutorial! My goodness we'll have to call you a fussy cut Queen...love the stage and curtains, love the berries and pussy willows too !

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  42. Love the inspiration to be found here!!

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  43. WOW!!! What an awesome piece and thank you for sharing a tutorial!

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  44. Wonderful gifts--beautiful wreaths! Everything goes so well together!! Thank You for the detailed tutorial--I love to fussy cut so this is definitely something I hope to try!! Merry Christmas!!

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  45. Beautiful wreath, I like how you incorporated the gold tinsel garland with Nutcracker Sweet and Petaloo's pretty flowers.

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  46. Fun wreath and great tutorial. Loved the combination and all the fussy cutting for the Nutcracker wreath. WOW!

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  47. Just stunning & great tutorial :)

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  48. Wow this is just stunning love all the work you did it in with it and handcutting all that holly really sweet to see :)

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  49. Beautiful project. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  50. what a beautiful wreath, and thanks for the tutorial
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  51. Oh my, this really took my breath away! Such a stunning project!

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  52. Beautiful wreath! Love the scene you've made... and gorgeous papers.

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  53. ...and a challenge it was..... but you made it look easy.. thanks for the tutorial.. amazing..

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  54. I like both styles but the one with the scene is my favorite!

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  55. Those are both beautiful! I love the way you built the scene in the second one!

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  56. Really great idea!!! You make me want to create something beautiful.

    Thank you,
    angelbug56

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  57. Fabulous...who would of thought !!! Thank You !!!

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  58. I would love to have a wreath like that on my door. You are so crafty!

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  59. Great wreath, I never would have thought to do it this way. Thanks!

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  60. beautiful wreath, love the options. especially like the idea as a gift basket. thank you for the tutorial to help me along.

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  61. Oh, my gosh! This is just beautiful! The Petaloo blossoms look like they were made specifically for this paper collection and this wreath is a prime example of that!

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  62. This is glorious! Thanks for the wonderful step by step!

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  63. Beautiful wreath! Love the paper leaves. The ribbon and flowers are beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  64. So creative and unique. Love this wreath. Outstanding.

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  65. How cool . . . love the wreaths I have a hard time choosing which to make.

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  66. Fabulous project. I specially appreciate your clear and detail instructions. Thank you. I love both, but as I don't have the paper (yet) I think I'll do the first with similar papers. thanks again.

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  67. Brilliant! And I totally understood how to do this. What a terrific idea! Thank you.

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  68. Absolutely stunning and your tutorial is perfect.Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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  69. I love the wreath. You could also use it as a centerpiece . Lanna

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  70. Jane, Your wreath is so pretty, I love the decor in the middle. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  71. Great ideas! They are fantastic!

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  72. What a great idea! I never know what to do with wreaths, but this works beautifully.

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  73. Jane, thank you so much for the instructions for making this beautiful wreath. You're so creative and talented and I enjoy seeing all your projects.
    Linda

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  74. Neat idea of creating a wreath bowl with the design in the center.

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  75. Really nice idea! thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving:D

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  76. Oh my gosh Jane. I absolutely love both wreaths. What a great gift to receive as the 'basic' model with candies in the centre. But I must say I admire all the work you put into the more advanced wreath. I do believe that tomorrow I will be making a trip to the craft shop to pick up some supplies! LOL I love how you balanced the flowers out with the holly. It looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this project with us.

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  77. What a brilliant wreath, as I was looking at your tutorial the wreath started out great with just the leaves and then just kept getting better with each new addition, until it was just superb! thanks!

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  78. Jane, You are such a creative person who graciously shares knowledge. I love this gift bowl concept. I will make one for a mutual friend, Bella Debra.

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  79. Thanks for sharing this special project Jane! Well done - such a great idea!

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  80. What a clever idea! Wonderful work

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  81. Jane, this is sheer genius! It's a wonderful gift idea and it doesn't require covering up or hiding ANY of the beautiful G45 papers! The petaloo bits are the perfect amount!

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  82. Love the nutcracker scene in the middle of the wreath. Very festive

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  83. Thanks for the tutorial on creating the central scene, very clear instructions, and such a lovely project!

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  84. What a beautiful wreath. Thanks for showing us how to make one of our own, and thanks for the chance to win some awesome papers.

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  85. I would have never thought of doing a shadowbox wreath, love it!

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  86. So creative to use a bowl in the center of your wreath for the base of your scene!

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  87. Quite the labor of love!! And so gorgeous and creative.... wow!!

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  88. Wow, you make it sound so easy--for you maybe, lol. I love your wreaths. What a great presentation for a gift.

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  89. I love the idea of recycling and this fits the bill and so very decorative. What a great way to deliver goodies to a friend or neighbor....

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