This was SO much fun, and really inexpensive!!!!
1. 150 regular sized cupcake liners
2. 8″ Wreath form (I used wire, but almost any wreath will do)
3. scrap fabric
4. hot glue gun and glue sticks
5. any embellishments
Step 1. Prep your wreath by wrapping it with the scrap fabric. Use the hot glue to hold the ends down.
Step 2. Grab a liner and fold it in half. Use pinking shears to cut slits about 1/2″ apart. Only cut the ruffled sides-leave the bottom intact.
Step 3. Take a single prepared liner and start to roll it up.
Use a dab of hot glue to hold the end down. Wrap a 2nd liner around the 1st, again using hot glue to hold the edges.
Add the 3rd liner. Fluff out the petals with your fingers, and you have a flower!
Step 4. Take a prepared flower and fold the end down.
Use the hot glue to attach to the prepared wreath.
Then add another.
And a few more!
Fill in the entire wreath and you are done!!
BUT WAIT! What if you have a hole?????
Yup—I was short about 2 flowers. And Michael’s is 30 minutes away. Sooo……I grabbed the mini’s that came with the big ones!
Step 5. Fold them in half, then into quarters. Be careful to not flatten them! You need the bend.
Lay 3 of them out in a half circle and hot glue. Lay another 3, and then attach the 2 halves.
(by the way, can I tell you about the love/hate relationship my fingers have with hotglue????)
Take 1 more mini and wrap it like you did for the first flower. Bend the edge and glue it in. DONE!
Attach to your wreath in those holes!! I didn’t like how mine blended in…..
So I did it again with some white mini’s that I had laying around.
Add your fancy doodads and hot glue a length of fabric or ribbon to use as a hanger….
And you are done!!!
Just look how sweet!! And the TEXTURE!!
Mom suggested using foil liners, so they’d sparkle……oh boy! I need a MardiGras Wreath!!!
This project cost me under $10. The 3 packs of liners and the butterfly were $1 each, the form was about $4, and I went through a small bag of hot glue sticks. The fabric was dug from the scrap bag. I’m sure a foil liner wreath will cost more, as will a bigger one (obviously) Other options are to only partly cover the form with liners, and use something else. Kind of like this Christmas wreath that I made in 2012.
So many amazing ideas. Ya’ll take this and run with it. Email me a pic; post to my FB page; let me know what you think of the tutorial!! Good Luck!!!