Sunday, November 11, 2012

"Glitz & Girly" Christmas Wreath

Hi Everyone,

You know that TV show on TLC, "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding?" Well, I feel like this wreath embodies the glitz and glamour of that show. LOL. I will be submitting this project to Peachy Keen Challenge #43 "Anything Goes," Crafty Catz #158 "Anything Goes," and Paper Crafting Journey "Anything Goes."

Directions on how to assemble wreath by steps:
1. buy basic supplies:

  • any type of wreath (a woven sticks wreath from Dollar Tree)
  • lots of tulle (I had some left over from these tutus I had made last year)
  • feathers (these were leftovers also)
  • clothespins (mini and large size)
2. cut tulle into strips (approximately 9" long by 2" wide) I didn't measure, I just eye-balled, but after I made it, I looked at some instructions myself, and that's what many of them said. 

3. Using the loop and pull method, tie the tulle strip by strip onto the wreath until you get each section to look full. (This takes awhile!) I would say approximately 2 hours for the 12 inch wreath.

4. Hot glue feathers and add left over tulle to some pretty ribbon to tie a giant ribbon

The embellishment directions are down below if you care to read more!

Here I have a close-up of one of the added embellishments made with My Creative Time's Scalloped and Stitched circle dies and All Around Everything Stamp Set, and her Rolled Flower Die. The entire scallop, circle, and flower piece is actually attached via Velcro, so I can take it off and replace with anything I'd like. I love the versatility that the clothespin allows also: right now, it is holding a tag with a heat embossed sentiment from Peachy Keen.
This little cutie, is also made with Peachy Keen stamps. The ribbon scarf is ribbon made from "Little Scrap Pieces." The tag was made from Tim Holtz Big Tags die, and I heat embossed the big trees as a background. (I bought that tree stamp from Paper Source). I stickled her hat, gloves, and shoes to stick with my pink theme.

 I modpodged all of the clothespins with this leopard paper to provide a nice contrast with the pink.

I had A LOT of fun creating, fine tuning, enhancing, and perfecting this wreath!

Hope you have a wonderful Veteran's Day weekend. I thank God for all of the troops who are willing to risk their lives in service to our country!

<3, Katie A.


  1. What a fun wreath! Thanks for playing along at PKS Anything Goes Challenge.

  2. really cute wreath, I love that it's pink ;)

  3. That does look like fun! My youngest DD (who is two) is starting to like the girly stuff! She loves tutus and hairbows, etc. Will have to make one of these! TFS!

  4. What a fun creation. Thanks for joining in with the PCJ challenge xx

  5. CUTE!!! LOVE all the pink! So glad you joined us this week at Peachy Keen!!!

  6. So cute! I love the leopard print against the pink.

  7. Fabulous wreath Katie all PINK! love it thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  8. tooo cute ! and soooo girly !!! great job !!! Thanks so much for participating in the Peachy Keen challenge this week!!!

    Michelle - DT

  9. ACK!!!! This is awesome!!! Girly and fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PeachyKeen!


  10. A great project. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week. Naomi x

  11. Wow, this is furbulous!! Sorry - lol! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our Anything Goes challenge! HUgsxx