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My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Paper Flower Wreath for Autumn

While visiting Michaels this past weekend, I noticed that Cricut cartridges were on sale for less that half price! I had been eyeing up one particular one and was glad to scoop one up for such a great price.

I came home right away and put it to use.  I made a few trial cuts, then got to work on some cut-outs for my newest fall decorating project - a wreath for our front door.


This new Cricut cartridge gave me the ability to cut leaves and flowers of all shapes and sizes.  Several of the die-cuts could also be strategically glued together to make layered, 3D flowers, perfect for my wreath.


I used several shades of card stock to make each flower and I attempted to use as many of the cartridge's shapes as I could.  
Buttons make the simplest (and prettiest!) of flower centres and my three little floral creations matched perfectly with some silk leaves I had in my collection.  



I also added in some bronze-coloured ribbon to link together my home's brick colour and the wreath. 
 I think it turned out perfectly!



And by the response I received when I posted a picture of my wreath on Facebook, I am guessing a lot  of my loved ones ALSO  like how it turned out

Before I go, I'd love to share some pictures from our recent outing to a local apple orchard where we picked 2 big bushels of the finest Golden Delicious, Mutsu and Cortlands this side of the Great Lakes.


Little lady did some wild flower picking, too.
And big brother took over photography duties and snapped a few of her and her bouquet.



Camden taste-tested fruit  from pretty much every tree.
He gave ALL the apples a "thumbs-up!"





Wishing you all a fabulous week!

Much love,

Bronwyn


7 comments:

  1. Apple picking is a great outing with the family and we are fortunate to have so many orchards in our area, eh? Your kids are cuties. The wreath looks lovely, Bronwyn. I especially like the straw base that is perfect for Fall.

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  2. Apples, apples everywhere! What a great year for them. We have them everywhere, even in work there are loads stacked up by the door in crates with my boss hoping we will taken them home with them. Some are from his medieval tree that still produces them and they are gorgeous! Your wreath is a perfect autumnal addition to your door. I love the use of the buttons. Have a wonderful week my lovely. xx

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  3. I cannot decide which is more gorgeous...the wreath or the children! Your kids are so beautiful Bronwyn! Fall is such a great time to get outdoors and do family things! I really miss picking apples in Nova Scotia at this time of year! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

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  4. How cute is this??? I love the mix of the paper with the fall leaves :)

    Stopping by from Thriving on Thursdays, Dawn from http://www.IThinkWeCouldBeFriends.com

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  5. Oh I wish we had apple orchards around here! Your kids are so cute... and they look ready for some fall pictures!! Love the stripes matching dad, my boys love to match dad too. Such a pretty fall wreath!!

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  6. Love your wreath, Bronwyn, and those kids are just too cute! Thanks for linking up to the "Get Your DIY On" link up party!!! :) Bring your pumpkin project on Sunday at 7:00 PM!

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