This Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath is one of those 2014 Occasions Catalog items that I just couldn't decide if I wanted to purchase or not. But that dilemna got decided for me when I was 'gifted' the kit as a thank you for a project I led. Woohoo!!
I popped it open and had it all put together in about 5 hours from start to finish.
Here's what I found inside the packaging:
The main tools you'll need to put it all together are a Hot Glue Gun and Stampin' Up!'s Silicon Craft Sheet. And some patience. But the finished product is even prettier than I expected.
I like to take my photos outside in natural light, but when you finish the project later in the day, that light it hard to find. I finally had to come inside (below) and hang the wreath on a plain wall. It shows it off nicely and I can point out a few learning points.
The instructions of the back of the cover sheet are quite good. HOWEVER.....
Instruction #1: Fringed Flower:
- Fold fringed flower in half. (OK)
- Adhere edges. (OK, after you peel off sticky strip and fold in half. Do NOT crease.)
- Peel strip from top adhesive and roll tightly. (OK)
- When you get to the end, add another folded strip and continue rolling. (NOT OK because to me it implied that you roll all THREE fringed flower pieces together. When you get to Instruction #5, you are directed to arrange flowers and then glue to the wreath. [OK--except] Look at the photo and you'll see that there are 8 fringed flowers. And when you look closer, you'll see that there are two fringed flowers of each color, one slightly larger than the other. AHA! One of each color has 2 flowers rolled together and the third one is rolled separately. That way you will get the 8 flowers.
- Fan petals. (OK)
Instructions 2, 3, 4, and 5 are good and don't require extra tips.
Bottom line: I really like this wreath and now have it hanging on a window next to my desk in our great room. I'll find a better place for it soon but it the meantime I love looking at it while I'm at my computer!
I hope I've inspired you to want to make one of these wreaths. You can find it in my Stampin' Up! store right here. For $17.95 it offers a lot of springtime smiles!
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