Monday, January 25, 2010

Cupcake Liner Wreath

Ok, so I joined the many who have been inspired by  ......I can't remember who did the cupcake liner heart wreath. I am so sorry and when I find you I will post it. Anyway, I looked everywhere for a heart shaped wreath but kept hitting that brick wall. SO, I made my own. I bought a rectangled foam block and made my own heart shape. I was going to cut out the middle but the paper version looked stupid so I made it solid.

I learned how to make flowers from coffee filters, online, so that was the method I used here.

I had bought 6 packages of valentine cupcake liners at WalMart but learned I should have bought 7. I had a bag full of these flowers and got everything ready to glue. I realized I had to glue fabric onto the foam so the hot glue wouldn't melt the foam. AAAGGGHHH!!!

I also rigged a wire hanger that works really well.
Then came the fun part...GLUEING!!!
It takes A LOT of glue sticks, and the drips were all over. Anyway I was almost done when I ran out of flowers. THREE SHORT! NNNNNNNNOOOOOOO!!!!!. I got so mad and it was late so that I wasn't up to going to Wal Mart to try to find just ONE more package, I forgot to take pictures of another monkey rigged job. I found in my stash, an empty ribbon spool, a white and a red silk flower, so I glued the spool down the lift the flower up a little. Then I added the flowers. It still didn't look right so I scrounged and found some white tulle, then I made a bow and glued it under the petals. I added a pearl bead to the flower center and tada!!! I really LOVE it but couldn't put it on my front door to show my neighbors my skills. IT'S TOO FAT!!! So I have it hanging on the inside of my front door.

Not too bad for a dingbat that didn't make a plan first. I usually jump in and spend my time redoing till I get it right. Oh well. Such is my life.


Stefunkc said...

I love this! Do you have the address where you got the tips for making the flowers? I've done a search and didn't come up with anything that looks like yours.

Just Joany said...

I just found my way here from Red Wagon Flights