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

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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

Everlasting clay Peony Wedding Bouquet deco

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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