As you may know, I live in Southern California - Fall is far from here! I am - nonetheless - enjoying getting my fall crafts started.
Here is the supplies list for the "Fall Wreath" I created for this month's Art with Heart Challenge:
- Straw wreath
- Burlap wired ribbon
- Prima Flowers
- 2 sewing pins
- Eileen Hull Designs "Box with Lid, Cake Slice" Sizzix XL Die
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Die cut letters to spell "Fall"
- Scrapbook papers
- Tape runner adhesive
- Hot glue
- Heavy duty hole punch
Step 1: WREATH: Wrap the wreath with the burlap ribbon completely. Hot glue the ribbon to itself on what you want to be the back side of the wreath. TIP: Overestimate on the ribbon length. It will vary based on the width of the ribbon.
Step 2: BANNER: Next you will use your Sizzix Big Shot to create the "FALL" banner. I used the Cake Slice die and ran a piece of thin cardboard through it since I would be covering it with scrapbook paper. You can also run the scrapbook paper at the same time. I used double-sided scrapbook paper so that it would coordinate well. Once the 4 slices and papers are cut, you will use tape runner adhesive to adhere them. Once you have these adhered, you should use a heavy duty hole punch to pierce holes to run the twine through the banner. You can now add the die cut letters with foam dot adhesives, this helps to add a bit of dimension to the banner. You can then string the banner together with a piece of twine - be sure to overestimate on the twine. TIP: Use a small piece of washi tape at the end of the twine to prevent fraying while you string the banner.
Step 3: FLOWERS: I used Prima flowers for this banner. These flowers are great because they sell coordinating colors (I picked fall colors) and also they are stackable. I used hot glue because I was drying to get the wreath done quickly, you can also use Aleene's Turbo Tacky to adhere the flowers and button centers. TIP: My favorite buttons are Buttons Galore :)
You should hot glue the flowers to the wreath, be sure that you have the spacing correctly as hot glue is not really forgiving on a burlap surface.
Step 4: BANNER: After the flowers are secured, now you can use the 2 sewing pins to position the banner. I found sewing pins with small leaves on the ends - but really you can use any sewing pins!
Step 5: Hang up your beautiful fall banner!
I liked using this Sizzix XL die set in an unconventional way - get creative with your dies and other craft materials! The possibilities will surprise and excite you.
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Good luck and Happy Fall to you Crafters!