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Colorful Spring Wreath Using Pretty Papers

Time to put up a new Spring Wreath!!

Which means I have to make it, of course. 






I've been having some fun with paper recently. Can you tell? Remember the paper rosettes I made? Well, this is a variation of those, a smaller version so to speak.

I took an old wreath.






If you didn't see the "rosettes" post I did and how to make them, you can see the tutorial HERE.

I took a 12 inch square of scrapbook paper and folded it back and forth like a fan.






Then I cut 3 inch lengths - that 12 inch piece of paper turns into 4 little tiny fans.






  I put a small piece of tape on the bottom of the fans to help hold them open. 

Here are all the little fans. I made 65 of them one night while watching the Olympics. They go really fast. Initially, I thought I'd need 100. I'm glad I didn't because I like to go fast when I'm doing a craft, but I want it to look like I actually spent HOURS working on it. :)






From the old wreath (which I bought for $3. at a tag sale) I took off many of the large leaves and the little clusters of berries. Then I started hot gluing in the little fans here and there. I left some of the white flowers and many of the leaves. 






I ended up gluing the little fans around the white flowers as well as around the outside and inside of the wreath.






I know I'm not finished with paper. I just love working with it to make something that is decorative for the home - I don't like scrapbooking, though. It takes too long. My sister did it and she has lots of lovely scrapbooks that are works of art, really.






Besides having fun working with these pretty papers, I was absolutely THRILLED how this wreath turned out... way better than I thought it would. It's so COLORFUL, too. 

Gosh, I love color.

I love making these little fans and rosettes and I've been wracking my brain to think of how else these little things can be used. Does anyone have any ideas? Please leave your ideas in the comment section. Much appreciated.


Best wishes to all,

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44 comments:

  1. I read both post and love the rosettes.I think I will try the smaller half sized ones.The papers were so pretty You picked out.I don't need anymore wreaths.I would love to hear other ideas too but it seems I'm one of the first to respond.Oh,how about those hanging balls from Styrofoam.

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    1. Yes, I like that idea or maybe a round grapevine ball. Thanks for the input.

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  2. Your wreath turned out really pretty! And what a great way to use up paper scraps.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  3. I LOVE color too! Great job on a colorful wreath!

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  4. Your wreath turned out really pretty! And what a great way to use up paper scraps! I liked the addition of the green fans every once in a while - they make you think of leaves.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  5. Very pretty!! That had to take a lot of patience to make :-)

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    1. No, it didn't take much patience. I thought it would take a LOT longer to make the 65 little fans. I would say about 2 hours of watching the Olympics and they were all done.

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  6. This is so pretty. I've been inspired! I hope you can link this to What'd You Do This Weekend. Goes live at midnight.

    Linda

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    1. I will come to your party this week. I just saw your message. Thanks for the invite.

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  7. That's such a great transformation of a wreath using folded paper. Absolutely beautiful and very creative. Coming over from the Bewitch Me & Titi Blog Party

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  8. This is adorable and I LOVE the colors. I'm a sucker for pink. Pinning to my Spring board. www.mylifeabundant.com

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  9. Oh my gosh, that is so cute! I was kinda skeptical when I clicked on the link from Plucky's, to be honest, because I just don't really "do" wreaths, but this is a wreath I'd totally make! And geez do I ever have a bunch of unused scrapbook paper at home. I don't scrapbook anymore, so I wasn't sure what to do with it all. Great idea!

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    1. Hope I inspired you to use up some of that scrapbook paper. This is so much more fun than doing scrapbooks. :)

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  10. what a pretty and wonderful way to make a wreath wow love it
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  11. oh, so fun! love all the colors! pinning!

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  12. What a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  13. This turned out great. I'm with you...I love the paper, but have no reason to scrapbook and I'm not sure I'd like it if I did. I recently made some rosettes and love decorating them but they are kind of taking over so this is an inspiration. Thanks!

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  14. Such a fun spring wreath! I'm pinning to the Monday Funday pin board! Thanks for linking!

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    1. Thanks so MUCH for pinning. I so appreciate it. Don't we all want to get pinned? Best wishes,

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  15. Love this wreath! The colors are perfect for spring.

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  16. This is gorgeous...I love it! You found such pretty papers. Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog hop!

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    1. Thanks for having me at the party, Pam. 60 is the new 40!! YAY.

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  17. I love it! I had NEVER before thought of doing anything like this... Great thinking!! so festive....
    :)
    xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  18. Your spring wreath is beautiful, I love the colors you used.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  19. How darn cute, Linda! I just think it's so cheerful. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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  20. Such a pretty and fresh wreath for Spring! Thank you so much for linking up with #Pintorials this week - I will be featuring your wreath in my picks of the week round up - it's so lovely!

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  21. This is such a pretty wreath! I love all the colours and patterns you used and mixed together, they go together perfectly. Great job :)

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  22. Its beautiful Linda!!! Bright and shouts welcome spring. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥

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  23. Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday. Pinned.
    Monica

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  24. Hi Linda, I love color too. Your wreath is absolutely gorgeous. Have a great weekend.

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  25. Linda and Carol - what a beautiful wreath and we can't get over how colorful it is. So glad you shared it on your #simplybebetsy gallery! How exciting.

    from one set of sisters to another..... how fun is that!
    The best to both of you,
    Sharon and Denise

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  26. This is one of the prettiest Spring wreaths I have ever seen! I love the color and textures in it. I don't think I could ever take it down, really so very pretty!

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  27. Such a great use of scrapbook paper and the wreath is just gorgeous!!! Pinning this one!

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  28. Linda, I found your blog at Kathe with an E's link party. I LOVE your paper wreath!! How clever and pretty. The bright colors and prints are ao attractive. :) I invite you to my weekly link-a-long on Fridays and weekends at www.GoCrochetCrazy.blogspot.com. All things homemade and handmade are welcome! Hope to see you there!

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  29. So fun and Springy! I love this...I'm partial to cute paper wreaths though. :) thanks for linking up at Sunday Soirée.

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  30. Linda, I love this so much! The colors just knock my socks off! :D Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- sharing on Google+ and pinning! ♥

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  31. Oh my gosh this spring wreath is beyond pretty, it's gorgeous. One of the pretties and unique spring wreaths I've seen. Loving the colors, I am such a color girl myself, can't have too much. I have so many old wreaths I could pretty up! Sorry I'm late getting to you been enjoying out door time that I couldn't do last summer. Tickled you shared your creativenens with Sunday's Best Party.

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  32. I love this so cute and your color choices are so pretty, I'm pinning this too!

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