Hello everyone! Rosemary here to share my Celebrate and Decorate project with you.
With fall here I thought I would create a fall home decor piece. Paper crafting has moved beyond just using paper and stamps for cards and scrapbooking, and now includes all kinds of projects. Felt has been a popular item to incorporate into paper-crafting projects for several years now, and in the last year or so burlap has also become popular. With that in mind I decided to create a fall-inspired wreath that combines patterned paper, burlap and felt.
I die-cut the leaves from patterned paper as well as from burlap. When die-cutting burlap, keep in mind that burlap tends to have a loose weave so your die cuts with thin areas such as leaf stems may fall apart. Burlap also leaves lots of stray fibers on Sizzix Bigz dies. To remove the fibers, simply use a wide adhesive such as packing tape to pick up the fibers.
I then cut flower pieces from felt and additional burlap. Finally I die-cut flowers from patterned paper. Note: To break down fibers in paper and make paper easier to roll for dimensional flowers, crumple up the paper and then smooth it out before die-cutting the shapes. For the large flowers, I layered a large felt flower with a smaller burlap flower and then added a button/twine embellishment to the center of each flower.
Once I had all my flowers and leaves created, I attached them to the wreath using a hot-glue gun. I started with the leaves, alternating the paper and burlap leaves. Then I added the flowers, tucking the rolled roses in here and there.
I hope my project has inspired you to get out that felt and burlap and combine them with your patterned papers to make your own home decor piece!