26 November, 2008

PAPER STAR WREATH

The PDF giveaway is still going on the next post, so you should enter.

But, here is the paper star wreath I talked about a few posts ago. It definitely took a while and was a great project to do while watching TV.

I'm really happy how it turned out. Just like I imagined in my head, which never happens. I'm considering adding ribbon. I might have to buy that great chocolate felt ribbon that Stampin' Up sells, but I'm kind of liking it without ribbon too.



If you want to make one too here is Christy showing how to make the stars.

I made it mostly out of Stampin' Up's paper Juntos. The mellow moss and always Artichoke colors make a nice base. For good measure I threw in a little saffron colored designer paper which makes it nice and warm. Then the vanilla pearls. I remember Martha Stewart doing a beautiful cranberry wreath all out of glass beads a long time ago and thought these vanilla pearls might give a similar effect.

12 comments:

Charlet said...

it's gorgeous, how many hours did it take?

Nessa said...

That is amazing!

Andrea said...

It's beautiful!! I can't even imagine how many hours/months you put into that...

Patti said...

I don't know how many hours it took. quite a while, but it was easy.

Josh even helped make the stars.

NAL said...

Lovely! What was used as the base and are there complete instructions somewhere?
Thanks!

Deb F said...

It turned out fantastic! I know it was a ton of work. Here is a twist I did with the stars. before I puffed the I strung some fine fishing line through the stars I had made using around 5 different colors. then I puffed up the star. Took a few tried then I figured our a method. Then I slowly arranged the strand of garland for the tree. I came up with the idea when I added one to each of my christmas cards and the ribbon that holds them together. Thanks again for sharing because you helped me solve my own design dilemia.

Chelle said...

This is so beautiful!

Rimna said...

I´m stunned...

So beutiful!!!

Love your work!

scooter said...

Having tried to make these stars with my daughter I can say they are way harder than they look ... love the wreath ... hate the stars (in a unskilled at folding paper stars big brother sorta way) :-)

Scooter said...

Idea Patti ... make your pictures into more of a wallpaper friendly ratio so that if your readers want to they can make it into wallpaper and be inspired all day :-)

Ann Martin said...

Just found this link via a Twitter post. What a great use for paper stars and I love the colors you used - so elegant.

cridiana said...

Wow! It's amazing. A lot of work but it's spectacular.