Wreath Tutorial a diversion from paper flowers !

A gorgeous wreath tutorial that can be made with no messes!
Quite a diversion from my paper flowers.Using just a few leftover ribbons you can recreate this wreath at home.Change colors to suit the season,best of all NO gluing!

Season 1 Winter - A Peace Wreath.

I hate cutting ribbon and using glue..I LOVE to reuse my ribbons and the wreath form so it was quite a challenge to get some beautiful without cutting and pasting:-)

My aim was to use what was on hand some ribbon leftovers and the foam wreath.No buying anything.I wanted to use NO Glue as I want to reuse the wreath base again to transform it according to the New England seasons :-) Each season I am going to transform the same base to something new.I love challenges :-)

Materials needed:
1.Wreath form base
3.Left over ribbons
4.Peace Sign (mine is a ornament made by my kindergarden son at school :-))

2.Take the widest ribbon and fold the ribbon into equal half.Pin the center onto the wreath base.(no glue:-) of course if you want to use glue go ahead:-))
3.Turn over the wreath base and bring up both ends of ribbon to cross over each other.

4.Cross over the ribbons again as in step 4 to form a knotted design.
5.Take ends to the back of the wreath and cross over at the back to bring up again.
6.Repeat again to cover till your finish 3/4 of the wreath.

7. Step seven shows how your back will look like once done.
8. I hate trimming ribbon.:-) So I folded over the rest (there was not much left as it was a left over bit) and pinned it to the back.

10. Pin the next ribbon end onto the back of the form.Keep wrapping till you finish the wreath.Secure the end with a pin again making sure all pins are at the back.
11.Thread a pin through the back of the peace sign and secure the pin in the wreath base tilted to one side.

You are done.Time taken less than 10 minutes,cost zero.

Wreath forms can be found at www.michaels.com or acmoores.com or any craft stores.
Ribbons used are from Michaels craft store www.michaels.com
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Calla Lilly Wedding paper flower Bouquet for Boyd recreation

A bouquet recreation for Boyd of paper calla lillies! Each flower is handshaded to create the recreation. Boyd mailed me the same ribbon he had saved from the orginal wedding bouquet,I have used the same ribbon.Wishing them a very happy anniversary evne though it is belated!

Giveaway free hair flowers Clay gardenia

It's a season to give so St Jude's Creations is hosting 3 months of free giveaways from gorgeous hair flowers to custom made arrangements as prelude to exciting news next year.The extra good news is SOME of the contests will be open to international customers too!

The giveaways,
1.A Hair Flower -clay gardenia -open to international participants.Ends Jan4th 2013
2.A set Hair Pins -open to international participants.
3.Half a dozen paper peonies
4.Grand prize- a flower arrangement

To be eligible for the grand prize you must have enter for all the 3 giveaways.
1.First Giveaway - A gorgeous Gardenia for your hair.Wear it for your special dinner date or any night out!

It up for grabs for anyone who follow the rules:

To enter the giveaway you can complete any of the following tasks. Please leave your contact email address in your comment(s) so that we can notify you if you are a winner. Completing multiple tasks will get you multiple entries into the giveaway.
Each giveaway last for 3 weeks each,
Each task must be added as separate comment in order to count as an additional entry. If you do not leave an email address your entry will be disqualified.

1. Follow the St Jude's Creations Blog by using the google friend connect tool (bottom left).Leave me a comment on this post below

2. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the link to your tweet.

4. "Like" on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/stjudescreations and leave a comment

5. Blog post about our giveaway with a link to our blog and leave a comment with the link to your blog post.

6."Share" the giveaway or any flowers you like from us on facebook and leave me a comment below this post to enter.

7.Subscribe to our mailing list and leave me a comment here.

Completing multiple tasks will get you multiple entries into the giveaway. Giveaways ends Saturday Jan 4th 2013 and watch out for the next giveaway!

The winner will be selected randomly
The peony wedding bouquet in clay for Ann..The bouquet has stephanotis as fillers with pearls and crystals.
wedding peony bouquet

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I have an order from my cousin this time for a clay wedding bouquet.I chose white peonies with white stephanotis.The flowers in progress..

Fresh Tree this time

Finally down to getting decorating our tree.We choose a fresh tree this time round.We got a beautiful tree but the pine needles clean up is quite something I didn't calculate upon :-)

I scored a gorgeous artificial pin wreath for $6! Thinking of how to decorate it.

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An anemone wedding bouquet for a Dec 8th wedding! I hope you like it,so sophisticated and elegant and made of paper.
anemone wedding bouquet paper
black and white wedding bouquet paper
I have been exploring LOTS of new ideas in the world of paper flowers - lots to come next year! Keep watching :-) Follow me on facebook...

Hermes:Hearts and Craft movie

Awesome movie from Hermes! The hard work of handmade products make an impelling presence and the artisans behind it.

I loved this quote - "Despite the arrival of machines,human hands will always be needed.We can make wonderful things.A good craftsman can create wonders that sometimes a machine is incapable of."

Well said..
I know I have been totally out of the blogging scene but I have been busy with orders and guests and by the grace of God had been working on a very exciting project which I hope will be revealed soon... meanwhile..

vintage wedding orange blossoms buy order dried

An order of three dozen orange blossoms handmade painstakingly.Would be lovely to buy for a vintage wedding,gorgeous on hairband or as cake toppers,bouquet fillers.

Incorporating orange blossoms into the bride's costume originated in ancient China where they were emblems of purity, chastity and innocence. There are few trees so prolific as the orange; it is one of the rare plants that blooms and bears fruit at the same time, thus becoming symbolic of fruitfulness.

During the time of the Crusades, the custom was brought from the East first to Spain , then to France , then to England in the early 1800's. By then, many enchanting legends had spread throughout the continent of maidens entwining fresh orange blossoms into a bridal wreath for their hair. The influence became so indoctrinated into the culture that the phrase "to gather orange blossoms" took the meaning " to seek a wife". Even America became enthralled with the bridal orange blossoms.

The 19th century bride even decorated her gown with this symbol of fertility. But it was Queen Victoria who created the vogue for the sweet smelling blossoms when she wore them in a grand wreath for her 1840 wedding, and the classic floral theme for the Victorian bride was set. Ever since Winsor brides have taken care to tuck an orange blossom in their bridal ensemble.Kate Middleton had included orange blossoms in her bouquet.
orange blossom vintage wedding flower
orange blossom vintage wreath halo wedding flower

You can buy these gorgeous handcrafted flowers here 
or  here

First Wedding Anniversary Paper flower wedding bouuqet recreation

Doug had asked me to recreate his wife's bouquet.Emily had ordered from me the paper peonies as favor toppers last year for her wedding. Due my large project I had to cancel all my current orders but Doug preferred to wait and here is the recreation I hope I have done justice.
paper flower wedding bouquet martha
paper flower wedding first anniversary emily recreation
paper flower wedding first anniversary emily recreation
paper flower wedding bouquet
thank you for your patience!

Some DIY fall wreath from Dollar store deals

Decided I needed a fall wreath on a my front door.I tried out a different design with hanging creepers -All Dollar store flowers :-) You can turn our great things out of cheap stuff too :-)

Large oversized paper flower facinator hat royal wedding fashion show

I had a order for a over sized large paper flower on a hat/ hair band.Pretty challenging I must admit! Great for a royal wedding I guess:-)? Even though I am just rounding off my work on my project I promised I would do this for my client who was very patient with me.. Hope you like it!
royal wedding hat large paper flower fascinator fashion show chanel



Thank you for your patience,

Parrot tulips in clay

winter wedding pictures from Bride!

Danielle sent me her wedding pictures!

The photos were taken by Kim Larsen of Life is Art Photography

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I have been doing small orders and had done these david austin inspired vintage roses.
Great for vintage themed wedding and looks pretty close to the real deal:-) and after the wedding you get to keep them!
david austin roses in paper
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I had an order of paper peonies and paper anemonies.The paper peonies are shades of pink and look so lovely.The order is from an customer who had ordered before twice and this is her third order! Thank you so much!

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Back from vacation


I am sorry for the delay in getting back to all emails while I was away,I had an awesome vacation.I will be replying to emails shortly.I am open to new booking for events after March midddle due to booked orders.

Thank you for your patience!


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