Monday, November 30, 2009

Tutorial: Paper Holly Wreath

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i dropped my computer back off at the shop this morning so this is a repost (read: filler post) so this space isn't dead while waiting for it to return.
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originally posted here on my blog December 10, 2008

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last month i was tickled to get a little email in my box asking me if i would make a little something for the Fiskars website. SO FUN! they sent me a Cloud 9 Design All In One Papercraft Kit called Christmas Joy, along with their newly released oval scallop squeeze punch design called Cameo Appearance, Extra Large. then they said.....make something. ooooooooh, i love when i get to create whatever i'm inspired by at the moment. but at the moment, i wasn't really inspired by anything.

so, i channeled my inner Suess "Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the THINKS you can think up if only you try!”........and i came up with an idea, but was hesitant to try. for fear that ruining it would make me just cry. but i mustered up the strength and stood tall and got busy. and the end result was so beautiful, it was making me dizzy.

okay, enough of that nonsense. wanna see? just nod your head yes. i've been waiting for what seems like fooooooorever to be able to share this project!

it's super easy and the end result is so very lovely. it's another family friendly Christmas activity to do together. the little ones looooooove to squeeze those squeeze punches.

here's some teaser pictures.........but CLICK HERE for full instructions and a supply list.

but basically, it's a styrofoam wreath form (dollar store), stick pins (dollar store), Fiskars Cameo Appearance Extra Large squeeze punch, and Cloud9 Design Christmas Joy Kit (available at Target). you can even skip the ribbon wrapping step if you want.
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and last year during my 30 days of Christmas Giveaways i used this wreath as a prize and mailed it off to live another life in some other home.

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7 comments:

  1. I remeber this from last year but forgot all about it, I might give it a try this year, but I think you got all of the creative genius in the family, so we will see how mine comes out!

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  2. you are tempting me to try this ;)

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  3. so so so pretty! thanks for sharing, I need to bust one out now! SO awesome!

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  4. Tania this is beautiful!

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  5. Wow, how pretty....awesome job.

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  6. This is awesome! I need to make one!

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  7. still gorgeous, even a year later. =)

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