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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Happy New Year & Spring Wreath




Firstly may I wish everyone a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous 2017 !

This is also my first project of 2017, a curled paper wreath !  I started with a polystyrene wreath form which was 25cm diameter.

I chose papers which I have had for ages (DCWV - Florals 12 x 12 stack). I used only two designs in green and pink, one a pink floral and the other a green & pink stripe.  In total I used 6 sheets.

I cut the sheets into half inch strips on the paper trimmer and then curled these from the centre of a strip outwards in both directions. I used a bone folder and my thumb to do this.  When I had curled all the strips I used plain headed pins to attach the curled strips to the polystyrene form in a random fashion until the form was totally covered.




Finishing touch was to add a length of white/pink spotty ribbon with more pins.  I wondered whether to add a flourish with the word 'Spring' but decided not too.  Also this would make a great table centrepiece with a battery candle in the middle. What do you think?

Sid xx

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9 comments:

  1. It's wonderful! Happy new year to you too!
    GerJanne

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  2. Love that... may have to pinch your idea!

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  3. Just perfect as is sid. Hugs Mrs A. (aka ValeryAnne).

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  4. Fabulous project! Happy new year to you too!

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  5. Happy New year Sid - and may you continue to craft such beauty's throughout the year
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Well Sid, you asked what I thought about your Spring Wreath - I think it is "Fab-you-luss" (I was a fan of Strictly you might guess) I love it. The first thing I thought of, and don't take exception to this please, was "rhubarb" - a favourite taste of mine. If you think of it rhubarb is all pink and green which is what must have struck me.
    To clarify, if I was to embark on such a work of art I would want the exact paper stack you used so that proves I like the colours and yes, I think it could be used as a centre piece on the table with a candle in. Also you could have the word "Spring" on a sheet of card set at a jaunty angle behind the wreath for the door. I can just picture that but it is lovely as it is.
    Happy New Year to you both and keep the photos coming on FB - Hugs, Neet xx

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  7. Gorgeous SId. They look like little sweets ! Happy New Year !
    Corrie x

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  8. This looks so festive! Enjoy the weekend!

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  9. Have a very Happy New Year too Sid. Hope you enjoy your retirement and have lots of time to craft and travel. I love this project, it looks fab whether placed horizontally or vertically.

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