I loved my project this past week. I actually was shown how to make these awesome paper flowers by a a friendly woman at Festival of Trees in November, quick concept, but very, very time consuming.
My friend Wendy and I got together and spent the afternoon making these paper flowers (out of the pages of an antique dictionary) while watching Love Actually, a movie I adore (The cleaned up PG-ish version of course). It took another three hours to finish it up, but I love the spartan look. Of course I don't always want spartan, and this wreath lends itself to embellishments. Let try a couple.
Here's the wreath all dressed up for Valentines. Change the sparkly shreds to robin's egg blue and it would be a great way to welcome spring!!
This is my personal favorite, and is perfect to 'Ring in the New Year', or to use in a steampunk display. The clock face was one of several available on Karen's great free graphics blog. I choose this one because I thought the black background would be a great compliment to the overall 'gray' look one gets when using text.
This close up shot shows the glass glitter on the hands of the clock and around the outer edge of the clock face, but it is hard to have it 'show up' in a picture.
I am loving my clock wreath, and I am considering using it on a mantel with a few steampunked goodies, so if you enjoy steampunk, stay tuned. It is also fun to know that with some hot glue I can change and customize my wreath for other seasons, holidays and events.