Good morning everyone.
Today is the Fall Decorations blog hop with Becka from Creations with Becka. If you came from Becka http://creationswithbecka.blogspot.com then you are in the right place, but if you just came across my blog today please start at the beginning of the hop over at Creations With Becka. Make sure you start at the beginning and comment all the way through the hop so you qualify for the grand prize on Becka’s blog.
I love fall! It is my favorite time of year, the leaves are changing colors, the weather becomes cooler, the kids go back to school and it is the time of year when you get to spend one whole day with the most important people in your life and to give thanks. What could be better than that? Today we have a great line up of 6 ladies who have made super awesome fall decorations to share with you. Hopefully you will find some inspiration to make some fall decorations for your home too. Below is a inlinkz button and you can play along too, besides the grand prize giveaway Becka is also giving away a great set of K.Andrew Stamps that you can win if you add a picture of your favorite fall decoration project.
For today's project I created a Thanksgiving wreath. I didn't have one and instead of buying one I made mine. It took a lot of work and patience to make this but I loved the way it turned out.
To make this wreath you will need Distress ink I used foam wreath from Hobby Lobby, Satin Ribbon from Hobby Lobby,Tim Holtz Vingtage Photo, glue, mcgill stylus, glitter paper, fishing wire, mousepad, Cricut Wild Cards,Cricut Walk in my garden Cartridge and whatever color paper you choose. Also, PATIENCE AND TIME! :)
Here is a run down of how I made my wreath, First I wrapped my wreath in ribbon. I prefer the 5/8" because it wraps really nice and tight. I then cut out my sunflower in Walk in my Garden. The flower has a stem so I turned it in my Gypsy so that the stem would overlap on the mat and not cut. I believe I got my flowers at 3" 2 3/4 and 2 1/2. Next I inked them up once that was done i used my stylus and curled the edges of my flower. Glued them all together and here comes the tedious part. For the center of my flower I used a flower on Accent Essentials and I believe it was at .45 on my gypsy. Its a very small flower. I used my stylus to curl them and then took tacky glue (I had a small scratch piece of paper to dip the flower in) dipped them in the glue and arranged them in a circle in the middle. Once my flowers were done I worked on the phrase Happy Thanksgiving which is from Cricut Wild Cards I cut this phrase out at 5 1/4 with REAL SIZE ON. I used chipboard on the back on my glitter paper so it wasn't flimsy. Then I took fishing wire and positioned my phrase where I wanted it thread it through and tied it around my wreath. I assembled my flowers next and viola its done. WOW so sorry for the long description. It took me 2 days to finish this project and I couldn't be happier with the results. I love it and hope you like it as well!
My blog candy for this hop is a $10.00 gift card to Michaels. To win you need to comment on everyone in the hop and become a follower of my blog if you aren't already.
Don’t forget that in order to win the Grand Prize on Becka’s blog you must visit and comment on ALL the blogs in this hop. Make sure you also link your Fall Decoration project at Creationswithbecka for a chance to win a set of K.Andrew Designs stamps, you have until November 25th to link a project up.
Thank you for visiting my blog today, your next stop is LISA