I couldn’t get a good picture of it – it looks much better in person. I was intent on using up more of my Christmas dsp. The Festival of Prints Designer Paper Stack is where most of the dsp came from but I did want to include a few larger stars so used some of the dsp from the regular paper stacks from the catalogue as well.
I started with a 12″ mdf wreath shape from a local craft store. It had evenly drilled holes around the wreath which I didn’t really notice until I sat down to start. This ended up working out perfectly because I needed a way to keep the stars 3D – I didn’t want to flatten them. I cut some pieces of dowel (about 1″) and stuck them in the holes then hot glued the centre of the star to each dowel. I had to come up with an alternate plan for the last few stars because I ran out of dowel – I ended up rolling a piece of post it note and just hot glueing it to the wreath form. It’s amazing how well hot glue works!
As far as decorating the stars, I kept it pretty simple. Some of them have champagne glass glitter around the edges – just applied using a thin layer of Tombow. And then a few of them have a rosette in the centre with a champagne glitter paper scallop circle and vintage faceted button.
This wreath doesn’t necessarily have to be for Christmas – although mine does say Merry Christmas – you could make a similar wreath to celebrate a birthday as well.
I hope you enjoyed todays post! If you have any questions, let me know.