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Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Few Hot Glue-gun Burns & A Pretty Paper Wreath

Sometimes crafting is painful. I can't even count how many hot glue-gun burns I gave myself while completing this paper wreath!

But I think it turned out beautifully, if I do say so myself!

Though time consuming (and painful at times) it was really easy to do.

To begin, I cut 6 different patterned scrapbook papers into 100 1"x 6" strips.
I folded the strips in half then used the glue-gun to hold them into a loop shape, flat at one end.




My loops were then glued onto a foam wreath form, overlapping each loop under the previous one by about 1 inch. I was also careful to mix the patterned papers up so that no 2 loops of the same colour were close together.

Around and around I went - it took nearly and hour (mostly because my toddler kept getting out of bed and I had to keep returning him there!) but it came together nicely in the end.
I am not sure exactly where I will hang my new paper wreath. There are plenty of closet doors around my house - which one needs some holiday colour??
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22 comments:

  1. Fantastic Wreath Bronwyn, but sooo much work.. Saw this on MIM..Faye

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  2. how pretty! What a great way to use up some of the ribbon that I have laying around.

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  3. Your super creation caught my eye over at Make it Monday. It really is fab, I love it! xx

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  4. I am a new follower from Craft Catwalk. This is such a good idea and really very simple. I always burn myself on hot glue too. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  5. This is awesome!!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget that to win, you need to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw it on MIM. The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
    Good luck!
    Rene :D

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  6. I LOVE THIS!!! Thanks so much for linking up to the Christmas Craft Tutorial and posting the button! You're awesome!
    Mandy
    www.projectqueen.org

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  7. This is fantastic. Such a great idea. I saw this on MIM.
    Nikki x

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  8. Aww - what a sweet ribbon wreath....visiting from MIM and now I am feeling the Christmas spirit.

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  9. Hi..I saw ur creation at MIM..Awesome wreath..I love sooooo much..You have lot of patience to :)

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  10. Hi Bronwyn

    Wow this is a stunning wreath I love it so much - thanks for the inspiration! I found you through MIM! I've got a little wreath sitting in my craft cupboard which is looking sad and bare...........

    Tina

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  11. wow this is fabulous - saw it on MIM
    Lisa x

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  12. Your wreath is gorgeous! I can't believe it's made of scrapbook paper! I found you through Embellishing Life. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Beautiful wreath!! Thanks for sharing at MIM!!

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  14. Gorgeous, well worth the battle scars I'm sure! So glad I saw it on MIM! ~Diane

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  15. Oh Bronwyn, this is superb! Thx for the tute!

    Thx also for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

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  16. Fabulous!!! I really really like this!

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  17. It's really pretty, and a great way to show off some pretty patterned papers.

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  18. Amazing work! I love it. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays. Featuring this tomorrow.

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  19. Easy and beautiful. Congratulations

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  20. Your wreath is super cute...thanks for sharing at my "Anything 2011" linky party!!


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