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,




Hi, I'm Linda and I'm so happy you came by to visit. Feel free to follow by email! There are lots of fun things coming up for Spring and I hope you can join us. 

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I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

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