Wow! So I have a bit of a fun announcement today 🙂 After the awesome response to last month’s Silhouette Blog Hop, a bunch of us have decided to make it a monthly thing! Today is the first official hop, so make sure you check out all the inspiring projects linked up to this post at the bottom. Today, I’m going to show you How to Make a Wood Shim Wreath with Paper Flowers
First things first, I needed to make my wreath. This is all you need:
- A bunch of plain ol’ wood shims
- A 12″ flat floral craft ring
- A glue gun
- Wood Stain – I like to use these stain wipes from Minwax
- Silhouette Cameo
- Card stock and/or scrapbook paper
I cut my shims down to somewhere between 5.5″ and 6″ – you don’t have to be super precise, but it is important they are all more or less the same length. Then just lay them out on your wreath form with the thin end in and glue them down with hot glue.
Once I had it all glued together, I used one stain wipe and gave the shims a little more colour and depth. While it was drying, I turned to the flowers.
I got this design from the Silhouette Studio and just set it up to make a regular cut. These flowers are basically just circles, leaves and one longer ‘ribbon’ type shape.
Then layer the ‘petals’ on top of each other until you have a flower shape. Curl the long ribbon around a pencil and glue the ends together to form the middle part of the flower and then just add your two leaves.
Alright! This is a hop! So hop on over to these other fabulous Silhouette projects 🙂
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Tried and True – Easter Bunny Carrot Plate
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My Life from Home – Easter Candy Bucket
Knock It Off Kim – Bunny Paper Cut Vase
Dwell Beautiful – Harry Potter Accio Coffee T-shirt
Morena’s Corner – Custom Flocked Birthday Card
Creatively Southern – How to Make Chalkboard Sign with Silhouette Vinyl
Craving Some Creativity – Print and Cut Silhouette Closet Organization Tags
Vintage Romance Style – How to Create Your Childs Silhouette
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