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Topic: Paper rose & mini sparkly ornament Christmas wreaths! *picture heavy*  (Read 3215 times)
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« on: December 02, 2008 09:28:19 AM »

Okay, so I am sooo happy with how these turned out:

(sorry that these are kind of blurry - the camera didn't focus well because had to take them without the flash so the lights would show up)

I initially came across this tutorial & did the flowers on vines for my Thanksgiving centerpiece. I ended up liking the flowers so much I decided to make a big Christmas wreath with just them out of a bunch of colored card stock that I already had. After a trip to Target my plans changed a bit, though: I was able to find these wreaths at Target &
these super cute mini glitter ornaments:

all for only $2.50 each & decided to make 2 wreaths just featuring the flowers. I wanted more sparkle, so I tested how some glitter (I already had) stuck on with spray adhesive would work. The glitter I first tried out didn't have a lot of glimmer so it ended up looking more like snow. After looking at the test flowers for a while, I found that I actually liked the snow effect & went with the duller glitter.
Here's a detail view where you can see that & the flowers better:

I also found these sets of mini lights:

at Big Lots for only $1.40(!) to give them a little more punch.

The flowers & ornaments were attached with a hot glue gun. These are the first Christmas decorations I've managed to get up so far - or that I even have: it's my first Christmas at my own home with my hubby. Altogether it only cost me about $10 for new materials. I may fiddle with the lights a bit more so they don't stick out in places to much, & I need to paint the wire that goes between the 2 white, but for now I'm very pleased with them. What do you think - any comments/suggestions?

Edit: Awe crud - this probably should've been posted in the holiday & occasions forum, which I somehow seemed to overlook...
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008 09:53:45 PM »

These are really beautiful.  I love the punch of color in the paper flowers - who said everything Christmas had to be red and green?  Cheesy  I love the "snow" too, great job!

« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008 05:33:47 AM »

These are really beautiful.  I love the punch of color in the paper flowers - who said everything Christmas had to be red and green?  Cheesy  I love the "snow" too, great job!

I'm glad you like them! And those are my thoughts exactly - I'm going to be decorating with a rainbow of colors, I think.
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