Friday, January 30, 2015

May Arts Valentines Hop: Tulle Fluff Wreath with Heart Sprinkles

Welcome hoppers! I am sure your journey to be inspired for you happy heart day preparations has been productive and to help your valentines day perfect don't forget to hop back to the May Arts blog and comment for your chance to win free ribbon!!!! There will be 2 could be one of them.
I know tulle wreath are not a fresh idea but they sure do make me smile. This cute little wreath includes a sweet sprinkle of a hearts.

This is how simple it is...

Tie strips of heart "sprinkles", aka 1 Inch Sheer/Heart Edge Ribbon, evenly spaced around wreath so you have an even coverage, depending on wreath size 1/2-inch to an inch apart will do just fine. Fill in the remainder of frame with Tulle. I created a hanger with Woven Houndstooth Ribbon. This is a simple project that can be done while sitting on the sofa watching your favorite sappy Hallmark movie. Enjoy!

May Arts:
1 Inch Sheer/Heart Edge Ribbon, FZ14 Red
3 Inch Tulle,  471-3-14 Red (I used a full spool! :) )
1.5 Inch Woven Houndstooth / Nylon Edge Ribbon, 435-15-14 Red

Other Supplies:
Wreath base (I found mine under a pile of holiday tinsel at the Dollar Store...snip snip and it was clear and ready for my project!)  

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Uniquely Wrapped

I am sure you have had an amazing  journey through uniquely wrapped gifts if you followed the hop to get here…if you just showed up to see what I was up to you will want to join the journey just follow the links below. So many fabulous ideas so little time!
Before we get into the nuts and bolts of my little wrap don’t forget you have the option of winning free ribbon! So, head over to the May Arts Blog to comment for your chance to win (when you are done here of course).

Uniquely wrapped gifts show how we love to gift OR that we have far too much time on our hands! I prefer the former. This was a fun assignment…. I once was a professional wrapper, it is far more fun to tell people that I was one then it is to write it, quick say it out loud…I am a professional wrapper, see know I sound really cool.  My kids tell people I was a professional wrapper and they get a great reaction from their peers and mom is a total hero…until the reality is explained.   I love to wrap gifts, I have some amazing wrapping skills and some amazing tricks up my sleeve for an almost seamless package (we will save that tutorial for later!). But todays wrapping we step outside of traditional wrapping.

Red Tulle 3-inch, 471-3-14
Red Grosgrain 1.5-inch, QH-5-14
Kraft paper {I used a making paper you can find at the hardware store light weight and easy to tear into when it is time}

Cut 2 pieces of kraft paper to desired size. Place grosgrain ribbon across the top piece crossing in the center. Stitch together along 3 sides about ½ -inch from the edge.
Slide gift inside the pouch pushing to the far side and sew the final side together.

Create pom pom with  3-inch tulle and glue clip in place. Adding a pom that can be used as a hair clip or a pin is a great way to make you “bow” reusable. Pin to center of crossed ribbon and fluff pom.

And there it is.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your days crafting journey.