I LOVE to decorate for the holiday season. The little vignettes of sparkle and holiday charm that change a room. It brings me joy when a guest sees something hanging on a mirror or tucked into a bookshelf and stops to admire it. Not all decor items need to be big and bold. And what is more festive than a winter wreath with boughs and berries? So, I have created a little wreath from the Peaceful Boughs Bundle and First Frost Dies using a little inspiration from Pier 1. Here is my Pier 1 inspiration.
I picked out 3 colors of pine boughs in this wreath: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Mint Macaron. The berries, twigs, pinecones and a burlap ribbon bow finish off the vision. This project could use any combination of colors to coordinate with your decor. And what a perfect way to use the Beautiful Boughs, Seasonal Layers and Frosted Bouquet dies.
I wanted some ice crystals on the bough tips so I used the Shimmery Crystal Effects and Ice Stampin’ Glitter.
MEASUREMENTS (Supplies and Links are at the end)
- Mossy Meadow Cardstock
- Old Olive Cardstock
- Mint Macaron Cardstock
- Soft Suede Cardstock
- Red Glimmer Paper
- Wreath Form – glue pop tab to back for hanging and tint wreath form with Early Expresso ink
ASSEMBLY (use any die-cutting and embossing machine)
- Sand and color wreath form.
- Die-cut lots of pine boughs (about 40). I suggest 5-6 larger boughs from Mossy Meadow cardstock and a variety the 3 bough cluster and single boughs from Old Olive and Sea Foam cardstock. Add Ice Stampin’ Glitter to bough tips if desired. I pounced the boughs with Mossy Meadow and Mint Macaron ink with a sponge wedge to add depth before ‘ice glittering’.
- Die-cut 4-5 branches from the Soft Suede cardstock.
- Die-cut 4-5 berry branches from Red Glimmer or Red Foil paper.
- Stamp pinecones in Early Expresso ink on Soft Suede cardstock and die-cut.
- Lightly sand the wreath form and use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the larger bough clusters.
- Layer boughs, branches and berries. I did a little selective ‘pruning’ if my bough or branch was too big for the space I was filling.
- Stamp and die-cut 3 pinecones using Soft Suede cardstock and Early Expresso ink.
- Attach a burlap ribbon bow with Glue Dots.
BONUS ATC (Artist Trading Card)
I used leftover and ‘broken’ pieces for this ATC. My die-cuts do not always come out of their dies cleanly. I get a little impatient and pull which breaks the thin pieces. However, like all things, that does not make them trash. I save the pieces and add them to projects here and there.
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