Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hello Summer Wreath

My patio door will be all decked out with this colorful Summer
wreath that I made with the "Beach Party" Mini Collection by
ECHO PARK PAPER

Paper wreaths come in all shapes and styles and today I’m sharing my version 
of a fun “Hello Summer” wreath that will brighten an entry way or covered door
 during the Summer months! I started with a 7” wire wreath base and twelve 12” 
strips cut from two patterned papers (total of 24 strips) from the “Beach Party”
 Mini Collection.  The strips were cut 1” wide.

 The strips were folded in half with the center of the fold placed over the inner ring
 of the wreath.  The top flap of the strip was inserted back through the outer ring
 and glued in place to the back flap.


A circle of chipboard and solid red paper were cut to be a bit larger than the center
 opening of the wreath.  The two pieces were glued together and then attached to
 the back of the wreath.  A journal card was cut-out and attached to the center
 of the circle with foam adhesive.

To add even more fun (and to hide the bottom metal ring), strips of 5/8” grosgrain
 ribbon were knotted or tied into bows around the perimeter.  Approximately 4 yards
 of the navy ribbon was used to make the bows and 2 yards each of the red and
orange ribbon were used to make the knotted pieces.


A large eyelet was set into the top paper strip and a piece of white string was
 knotted through for a hanger. Now it's all ready for displaying and greeting guests!


See more project ideas on the Echo Park Paper Blog!

1 comments:

  1. Oh, HOW EXCITED I am that you showed how to make this wreath because I totally wanted to try to make one!! Awesome and such a great idea!! You are so clever and I love the way you use ribbon too - what a treat it would be to see your ribbon collection!! Hope you are having a beautiful day!!

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