Monday, June 11, 2012

beach wreath tutorial

Summer's finally here, and I thought this beach themed wreath would be a great project to share with you.  I created it using the We R Memory Keepers Down the Boardwalk collection and some Lucky 8 circular punches.



Step 1: Cut a 14” diameter circle from a piece of  poster board to use as your wreath base.



Step 2: Cut nineteen 2”x7” strips and thirty 2”x5” strips from six of the Down The Boardwalk Designer Papers.  Fold them, being careful not to crease them, and hot glue the ends together.


Step 3: Hot glue the nineteen 2”x7” inch folded paper strips side-by-side around the wreath base.  Then hot glue the thirty 2”x5” folded paper strips around the wreath in two layers on top of the bottom layer.  Be sure to off-set them so you cover the wreath base completely.  Leave an 11 inch diameter space in the center.

Step 4: Cut an 11 ¾” circle from a sheet of the White Textured Cardstock and add it to the center of your wreath.  Punch a sheet of Aqua Textured Cardstock with just the inner cut of the Lucky 8 Tatted Doily Punch first, and then just the outer cut of the Lucky 8 Retro Scallop Punch.  Layer that over the white cardstock circle.  Cut a 9” circle from the yellow floral Down The Boardwalk Designer Paper and layer that over the punched aqua cardstock.

Step 5: Create a beach scene on your wreath by punching one sheet each of Blue and Aqua Textured Cardstock using the Lucky 8 Retro Scallop Punch.  Trim off small sections and layer them to create the ocean.  Cut a 5” circle from the brown Down The Boardwalk Designer Paper, and cut it in half to create sand dunes.  Punch the salmon Down The Boardwalk Designer Paper with the Lucky 8 Tatted Doily Punch, and trim off a small section for the sun.

Step 6: Embellish your beach scene using Down The Boardwalk Cardstock Stickers and Layered Chipboard Tags.  The photo corners make great sun rays!

Step 7: Hot glue a 2 foot length of Down The Boardwalk Crocheted Lace Ribbon on the back for hanging.

If you'd like a printable instruction sheet for this you can CLICK HERE.  The sheet has no detailed photos because of the limited space, but it has detailed instructions.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

Prem said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial, it is easy to do and I would definitely be making one soon.

Namaste.

~ Prem