Monday, July 7, 2008

I hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend! There was lots of hustle and bustle in the Ellefson household, as I'm sure there was in yours. I so love having a weekend full of fun with friends.



How's this for a great summer project? You can make this so easily for your home! I have a storm door to protect it, and since I did make it from paper, I would suggest a protected, or interior, spot for yours as well.

The base for this wreath is a little different - it is a flat wooden/MDF candle ring that I found in the floral design section of Michaels. The manufacturer is a company called 3 Ring Circles; they come in a variety of sizes for not much money! I painted it with acrylic paints and then started cutting out Spellbinders Stars from red and blue cardstock, and some glossy silver paper that I had on hand. To give your stars dimension, I recommend stacking them with foam adhesive and outlining them with contrast highlights (here I used a Krylon Red Shimmer Leafing Pen on the navy stars). I cut a paper banner to go across the center and added WELCOME cut from Spellbinders' Indulgence Font. (I love the versatility of this font!) Add a little matching ribbon to hang it from, and you have an inexpensive, seasonal decoration that, with a little care, you can enjoy for years to come.

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget, the sneak peeks are still underway! Make sure to stop by Michelle Wooderson's blog today to see the latest!

Be well.

11 comments:

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Gorgeous wreath! I love it!!!
Now I want those stars and that awesome font...

Cindy Cade said...

Beautiful! Now this is exactly what those stars were designed for even if it wasn't known at the time. ;-)

Niki Estes said...

This is so neat, Jenn! I love the shades you chose and the wreath turned out great! Very festive!

Miki said...

Jenn, this is so darn cute!! I love how you layered the different sizes and I love all the holiday colors mixed up! Love it!

Melisa said...

I absolutely LOVE this! My mother has her hoe decorated with an Americana theme and this would make a perfect gift for her birthday! Thanks for sharing the recipe for this project! (Now all I need is to win the Spellbinders Wizard & dies to make it *wink*)

Marion said...

Well! This is beyond fabulous. Definitely one for me to try!

Many thanks Jenn.

Marion
UK

Sherry Wright said...

Gorgeous Jen!

Kimberly said...

HOLY COW!!! That is amazing!! What a beautiful piece of home decor!!!!!! :)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

What a fun project! I saved this to my files for a fun idea to try.

StamperSharon said...

Fabulous project, Jenn -- love this!!

Candisue said...

This is SOOOOOOO Cute. I love it. I am moving into a new house in 3 weeks, and will get to decorate it from scratch. Thanks for the wonderful idea. LOVE IT, I will have to make something like this for next year. We are going to be able to see the 4th fireworks over the Mississippi from our deck and house next year. Please keep on creating.

Candi