Thursday, December 5, 2013

crafty christmas countdown: day 20


Decorating for the holidays makes me giddy this time of year, and one of my favorite pieces of holiday decor is a good paper craft wreath.  This year I used some of my favorite We R and Lifestyle Crafts tools to come up with this little number using the North Pole collection:


I started with a 12 inch foam wreath form I got from a craft store and added some ribbon for hanging first. Then I punched six sheets of 6x6 paper with the Snowflake Mini 8 Punch and added them as my first wreath layer.


Designer tip: if you like to use confetti in your paper craft projects, you can save the leftover snowflakes and circles after you use the Snowflake Mini 8 punch.


Then I used my Evolution machine to cut several doilies out of textured cardstock and added those with foam squares as my next wreath layer.  Next I used the Doily Rosette Template Die to make several rosettes for another layer on my wreath.


Finally I added some holly embellishments that I cut with the Holly Punches Die, and a few tags from the North Pole collection to finish off my wreath.


I hope this idea inspires your holiday decorating.  Now go on and deck those halls!

Tomorrow I'm sharing some more Anna Griffin projects, so check back then.

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