In celebration of our #G45HomeDecor – February Challenge we bring you a fabulous idea for you to try out… behold the Mon Amour Paper Valentines Wreath! This DIY project is simple to create but really makes a statement and will look amazing in any home. Watch the video tutorial by the genius Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Cal Summers, and put your own wreath together along with us!
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Paper Valentines Wreath
By Cal Summers
“Hey G45ers – it is the season of love and I have made a wreath for my porch door using my Mon Amour DeLuxe Collectors edition and I can’t wait to make more using different papers to take me through the year!
My wreath lights up just like my eyes when I spy a new G45 collection and it’s so quick and easy to make – and you can involve the kids and get them crafting too!
A metal 10 inch wreath ring
Some LED bottle lights (battery operated so they are cold to touch)
A little piece of ribbon
First of all, cut your 12 x 12 papers into strips that are 12 x 1 inch. Fold these in half at the 6-inch mark and then cut a banner shape into the end of each piece. Burnish well and lay them out so you can easily see what colours and patterns you have – remember with double-sided paper you can fold the paper either way so you essentially get two designs for the price of one! Then grab your metal wreath ring and you can start to add the banners.
Put some wet glue inside the banners at the fold then wrap around the outer part of the metal wreath ring so your banner piece is on either side of the metal wire. Keep going until the outside ring is filled up then work on the inside once. Don’t worry that there are gaps – we will go back and fill them in later.
Keep going until both parts of the ring are filled up. Now you can easily see where the gaps are and go back with leftover banners and fill them in, but make sure you have a good mix of paper colours and patterns.
When all the gaps are filled in, we can start the central decoration piece. I fussy-cut an image from the signature page and then layered it up with the same image overlaid and some more fussy-cut roses.
I added some cold LED battery-powered lights to the back of this image.
After that, I attached this large image to my wreath. I wanted it to stand out so I added some “legs” behind it using old chipboard but you could use foam.
When that was done I added some of the G45 roses and leaves out of the flower pack for added interest.
Finally, I added a bit of ribbon to the wreath so I could hang it up.
Can you imagine making this wreath with other G45 papers? What about Warm Wishes for a Christmas version or Flower Market for Spring? If you give this project a go I would love to see it in the Graphic 45 Community Page over on Facebook.
Thank you for joining me today – and happy crafting!” ~Cal
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