Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Wreaths

I made three new Christmas wreaths this year.  All using my Cricut to cut the shapes.  My buddy Kathy turned me on to a great tutorial on YouTube by Custom Crops that got me started with this one:

I gave this one to my sweet MIL as an early Christmas gift.  Notice the Margie-style junk bow.

Then, my sister Kelly made this one, and inspried me to do a square version for me - featuring both a junk bow and jingle bells.

The last wreath I made (just finished last night) uses Rosettes along with some adorable vintage snowman images I found from a fellow Etsy seller, the Digital Chick.  It's got a little bit of everything - junk bows, sheet music, silver foliage, vintage snowflakes and buttons. 

The secret to this one is cutting a bit donut style circle from posterboard or foam core board to act as the base.  Here's a close up of some of my favorite bits:

Hope you're enjoying your holidays - I'm spending my days crafting and relaxing.  Best time of the year!!!

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Jean -
This is my favorite so far!!! OMG, I absolutely love the vintage snowmen and rosettes. That cricut machine must be smokin', hahahaha