How to Make a Wood Shim Wreath with Paper Flowers

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

How to Make a Wood Shim Wreath with DIY Paper Flowers using a Silhouette Cameo

First things first, I needed to make my wreath. This is all you need:

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.

How to make a wood shim wreath

Glue the wood shims 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.

This is where I used my Silhouette, card stock and scrapbooking paper.

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.

Once you have your circles cut, you’ll see they have little slits. Cross the slit over and glue it so the circle becomes sorta three dimensional.How to make paper flowers

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.

These can even be made without a Silhouette if you have a large hole punch and can cut the other shapes out freehand.Make a Wood Shim WreathHow to make Paper Flowers with a Silhouette

Alright! This is a hop! So hop on over to these other fabulous Silhouette projects 🙂

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