Sunday 25 December 2016

Winter Wonderland Wreath

Hello to all crafty peeps!

Merry Christmas friends! May your hearts and homes be filled with love, happiness and creativity!!!

                            I am super excited to share my new Winter Wonderland Wreath with you today which I created the first time!
          Some of us have really great intentions to make handcrafted decor to adorn our home. So, to help you out, I'm sharing a wreath idea now! Super easy!

                   I love the blue and silver touch to signify the winter colours.

I can't stop looking at the bottle brush trees which is handmade!
I really love how these foam flowers and garden green leaves complimenting each other.

How I did......

Firstly, I started with a heavy cardboard and cut a big circle and cut it from the centre using my craft knife according to the size of the plastic plate.

Then I wrapped the circle with my yarn which is little shiny and soft.
Continued wrapping the wreath covered with yarn, glued the ends on the back side. At the top too, I covered it with yarn and before covering it I created holes at the top to tie my stone string in between!

I began with my glittered foam flowers. Die cut some snowflakes out of blue glittered foam sheets and embossed it from the plain side using embossing tool.
There is a surprise element.......I die cut a set of 6 petals to create one white foam flower from the part of  Reindeer die.
Then I distressed the edges using distress ink. And I embossed my petals and glued them on a hand cut circle to create the flower, shown in the pic. I made six sets of these flowers.

Isn't it amazing how creatively we can use these little dies !!!!
                                            Let's get started with the plastic plate.
I coloured it with my metallic pearl colours and added different blue glitter dust to create the snow background shown in the pic. Now wrapped the edges with a white yarn and glued it on my circle centre.

Now the fun part begins! Off to create the winter wonderland scene!
I trimmed some shiny white yarn in very small pieces and adhered them at the bottom of the plate using fevicol.  I die cut a cute deer out of polka dotted glitter foam sheet.

This is very easy to create bottle brush trees. Just follow these steps:

a) Start by wrapping yarn around your fingers in different sizes and tie the end. Gently slide the yarn from your fingers and spread out.
b) Cut a piece of wire or you can use toothpick too, according to their heights. And insert in the middle of each yarn pieces.
c) Use your scissors to thread through the loops on each side of the yarn wrap. Cut the loops so that the yarn is fringed on the ends.

d) Trim the yarn in a tree shape. Cut off any excess of wire at the bottom of the tree and placed a stone at the top using glue.
e) Now placed my bottle brush tree on my plate using craft glue. You can create a huge crafty forest display with this easy technique!!!

Now die cut some leaves out of silver coloured glitter foam sheet and glued all the leaves and flowers to create the wreath using my hot glue gun.

In these close-up pics, you can see the diamond glitter dust to create the snow texture on the bottle brush trees.  Die cut a snowman from a white foam sheet and created a designer hat and muffler out of striped glittered foam sheet and adhered it on the snowman. How cute he is looking!!!

Then I added jingle bells string in a silver thread.

I covered the top using yarn and tied a net fabric bow and adhered a jewelled stone in the centre.

At the bottom also I added a string decorated with blings and stone embellishments.

I covered the back too with a paper doily!

Hope you all enjoyed this beautiful wreath!

Here are the supplies I used:

- I used the semi-circle scalloped die for making my foam flowers!

- used cute deer.

Other Supplies used:
Cardboard-400 gsm;  Silver, blue and designer glitter sheets; white foam sheet
Embossing pad and embossing tool
Transparent plastic plate
Fevicryl Pearl metallic colours
Fabrica white colour 3D cone liner
Hot glue gun
Blue, white and mixed colourful blue yarn, fevicol, craft glue, fabric glue; glitters, diamond dust; tooth pick; wire; two-tone coloured string; blings; jewelled stones, net fabric

Happy crafting!

Would love to enter my creation in the following challenges: Blue and purple+No designer paper+Distress the edges of flowers I always love to try a wreath, so this time I got a chance to create a Winter wreath first time!


Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Beautiful winter wreath :) i love all the details in it! Such a cute snowman
Merry christmas

Di said...

Wow Vinita - this is absolutely fabulous! So cleverly made - thank you for sharing how you did it!


Di xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so beautiful, Vinita! Wow! I love looking at all the details! The trees made of yarn are especially impressive! Love the colour combo too! What a joy to hang this wreath in your home! I like that it is winter-themed so you can display it long after the Christmas holidays are over!

Deloris said...

So cute and so very clever too! Thanks for joining the challenge at Paper Creator.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a fun piece! Just gorgeous.

Merry Christmas! Thanks for joining us for our Holiday Shape Cards challenge at Cut it Up!


Richa Maurya said...

Wow Vinita Di...This is many the way you made the tree from yarn..thanks for the steps...

Sybrina K said...

What a great week and a fun holiday decor project! Thank you for sharing the how-to details, and thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Christmas. :)

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely display for our current challenge, Blue Bingo , lovely colours and thanks for sharing...
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

Andree said...

A beautiful wreath. Wonderful colours and a clever construction. The pretty flowers and fabulous finishing touches are brilliant and the wintry centre scene is simply gorgeous, especially the tree.
Thank you for joining in with the December challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

D.Ann C said...

You have some genius elements in here (like those fab trees!) and I love the colors!!

Jane Royston said...

Such a lot of work and detail in this project! What a great Christmas wreath. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Jane (DT) :) x

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm astonished by the components and layers of this wreathe. I had to read twice because I wasn't sure if I read all of the yarn pieces correctly. What an amazing creation. Thank you for sharing it on the Emerald Creek Dares

sarascloset said...

This is an amazing Christmas wreath, Vinita! Thank you for taking us through your process! Love that little yarn tree! Thank you for entering this into our Winter Wishes Dare at Emerald Creek Dares! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Darnell said...

Vinita, this is such a beautiful snippets wreath! Thank you for taking the time to photograph and write about how you made it!! I wish you all the best for a happy and healthy new year!! Hugs, Darnell

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous wreath ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Tracy Freeman said...

Oh my this is lovely, so much work has gone into it and it has so many fantastic elements.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge X

brenda said...

It's a super creation for our bingo grid theme, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow! this is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at HLS Anything Goes With A Die. All the best for the New Year.

Emma - DT

LeeAnn McKinney said...

This is awesome, thank you for playing at DCAM

Jane said...

What a beautiful wreath with so much love put into creating it. It's perfect for our Christmas challenge over at Country View. Thanks for joining in with the fun x Jane DT

Helen said...

Beautiful wreath - love all the details you've added.

Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

Helen x

Sandra H said...

Beautiful is your creation thank you for entering our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Anything but a card" good luck and hope to see you next time Dt Sandra H xx

Scrappin Sue said...

Awesome so creative
Thanks for sharing at Creative Artiste Challenges x

Kreativelena said...

Being able to try things for the first time with this kind of creativity is amazing. I am amazed by your patience making this one. But in the end it all looks worth it, because it is a beautiful wreath.
Thank you for joining us at Nordsalten Hobbyklubb :-)

Monika Reeck said...

ooh so many lovely details Vinita
you really have time to make this Two thumbs up the result is beautiful!!lov
that tiny reindeer polkadots is cute
the tree from woll is sweet
great and creative idea
Happy new year again Vinita

Barb said...

Wow Vinita this is a really beautiful wreath and some amazing texture. Barbxx

crafty creations said...

Wow this is truly amazing - gorgeous

Its good to be back blogging

Happy New Year

Hilda xx

Елена Смоктунова said...

this is absolutely fabulous! amazing! Thanks for playing at Studio75 challenge! ;)

Joanna Wiśniewska said...

It's very pretty!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a beautiful piece of holiday decor! It was so fun to see the steps of your creative process and I agree that the blue and white color palette is perfect. Those trees are amazing, too, and I never would've guessed that they were made out of yarn! This has such great detail and I'm so glad you shared such a wonderfully creative piece of art with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Lisa said...

Happy new year, Vinita!! I hope 2017 is an amazing one for you!! Your wreath is absolutely stunning!! The design is spectacular!! I love every single detail!! Wow!! It's so gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Pippa said...

What an amazing wreath. It must have taken ages to do but well worth the time. I love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Craft. Pippa LTCCB DT

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely stunning wreath, I adore how you embellished. Beautiful colours and design. Thanks so much for joining in A Vintage Journey Challenge. Tracy x x

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... this is stunning and gorgeous wreath! LOVE how you embellished it and adding the extra elements in the middle of the wreath. Thank you for playing along with HLS December Anything Goes with Dies!

Jo Ann said...

This is super gorgeous and could not believe it's your first time. Sorry for the late comment. I would like to invite you to link with us again for our first Challenge this year at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the encouragement found in 1 John 4:18-19 which tells us, "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us." Have a blessed day!


Nandini said...

Really, really gorgeous. Love all the details you have added. And the colors are fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at Craftyscrappers.

ike said...

So AWESOME ! I love this very much :-)

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