Flower Wreath

Hi everyone!  This is the flower wreath that I've been working on the past few days.  My upline posted a home decor challenge and I wanted to make a new wreath for my front door so her challenge was the perfect motivation I needed.  My wreath is 16" round so it's a nice size wreath.

I guess you could say this was a labor of love.....LOL  I made the flowers as I was watching TV and it actually went pretty quickly.  The more you make them the faster it goes.  There are 80 flowers on my wreath and I only used three punches to make them so you don't need a lot of supplies to make these flowers.  I used the Fancy Flower Punch, Blossom Punch, and 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punches.  I have a short video posted below showing how I made the flowers.  The photos below show you how I made my wreath.

This photo above is how I made my wreath base.  You could buy one in the store, but I consider myself thrifty and I decided to make one out of card board.  All you need is a large card board box and look around to find two things that are circle shape and trace them onto the card board.  I used a large circle toy tub my kids have their toys in and for the inside I used a large tupperware container.  Once your circles are traced simply cut them out.  Here I cut out 2 circle card board pieces and I glued them together to make the card board sturdier.  At this point you will want to add some twine or something that you can tie around your wreath base that you will use to hang your wreath with.

I forgot to mention the size of my cardboard base and I wanted to come back and upate my post.  My wreath base measuers 16" across from the outside edges.  The inside circle measures 11" across and my wreath is 2 1/2" wide. 

This photo (above) I took 2 sheets of card stock and and cut them it into 3 strips (longways) and I crumpled it up and glued it onto my wreath base.  I didn't want my flowers to lay flat on my wreath base so I decided to create a raised area using card stock.  Then I could glue my flowers on the card stock and they wouldn't lay flat. It worked like a charm!
And above is a photo of the crumpled up card stock glued all around my wreath base.  You don't have to do this and you could skip this step if you wanted.  You could probably buy a rounded shape wreath, but I was working with what I had in the house and honestly, it turned out great. 

Here is a picture of my flowers.  I ended up having to make a few more though.  I have 80 total flowers on my wreath.  Be sure to check out my video below to see how I made them. 

Here's a picture of my wreath when I was almost finished gluing the flowers on.  I used my hot glue gun to glue on all of the flowers.  I found it easiest to first figure out about where I wanted to flowers placed and then I filled in with the smaller flowers.

Here is the video I made showing how I made the flowers.  Hope you like it!

And below are a few close up photos of my wreath. 

Stamps:  None
Card Stock:  White, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Ceratinly Celery, Bashful Blue, Rose Red, So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie
Supplies:  Wreath Base, Fancy Flower Punch, Blossom Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Tombow Multi Glue, Hot Glue Gun, Sponges
Technique:  Sponging,  Punch Art

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Design Originals by KC said...

Love your vid and LOVE LOVE the wreath! It turned out fantabulous... thanks for sharing how you did it! Kathi

debbie said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!! You need to move by me so I can learn how you think. LOL I don't ever remember seeing anything made with paper that looked this GREAT!
thanks for sharing.

Donna Ellis said...

Patty, a magical wreath, and wonderful idea! I imagine it would look great with butterflies, bees and die cut greenery, or even designer papers, too! Thank you for the wonderful flower making video and the step by step tutorial in creating our own wreath, making it dimensional GORGEOUS project! hugs, de

Jeanne H said...

An absolutely beautiful wreath, Patty. What a marvelous project. You are quite an inspiration, but I'm too lazy. Tee hee

fiddlinfan said...

Thank you for this inspiration and video. I was wanting to make paper roses and didn't know how. I love your wreath, it's beautiful!

Alice said...

What a gorgeous wreath! Thank you for sharing how you did each flower.

debbie said...

wooooow Patty,
You are one patient girl. Beautiful job. I don't know if I have the energy to case you on this one LOL

Carol Lucas said...

Your wreath is positively gorgeous: a work of art! Wonderful!

Danielle Vincent said...

Wow Patty - this is amazing!! Your flowers are so gorgeous. I'm not sure I have the time or patience to make such a beautiful creation - I'm in awe of this.

Rosie Gustafson said...

Wowza!!!! your wreathe turned beautiful. Thank you for the video, great refresher. You are awesome.

Rosie Gustafson said...

Wowza!!! Your wrethe turned out just beautiful. That was alot of time you put in to it. Thank you for the video, great refresher.

kel Acopan said...

patty this is GORGEOUS!!!!! i am going to have to watch your video and make my own wreath pretty soon!!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness, Patty! This wreath is absolutely stunning! I cannot even imagine the work it took to make all those gorgeous flowers!

And seriously? You have this on your front door?? Won't the sun fade it? Will it get the elements (rain, etc). Oh my! I hope it lasts for years and years because it truly is a masterpiece!

April said...


Petunia's Tails said...

Beautiful! Especially how you placed your flowers --- inspiring!

Patty Gorka said...

Thank you so much everyone for your sweet comments! I'm happy with the way it turned out too :)

I've had several questions about putting my wreath on my front door and if the rain, sun, wind, etc. will ruin it so I figured I would answer it here.

Yep, my wreath is really on my front door. I have a full length glass storm door on my house so my wreath is actually between my front door and the storm door. I also have roof covering my front door so I don't have to worry about the rain, wind, etc. I really didn't think about the sun, but I'm lucky enough that my front door doesn't get much sun since it's under cover and my 10am the sun hits the side of my house.

Someone asked me about spraying it to protect it and I'll have to look into that. I'm not sure if there is any sort of spray that will protect card stock.

If anyone has any other questions feel free to send me a message at pebbles4@ptd.net

Thanks so much!

AnnMarie said...

Absolutely stunning! :)

ColorMeCraftsy said...

Wowzers! I can't even imagine the work that went into this! But so worth it - it's beautiful!!!