Hey there, Katie Ehmann here with a simple, fun decorative wreath project that is certain to add a little warmth to your home. The new Close Knit collection is filled with cozy, whimsical prints and fun details, so I knew it would be ideal to turn a plain grapevine wreath into something special.
I used pattern papers, epoxy button brads and chipboard to craft a variety of flowers, pinwheels and a banner to decorate my wreath. Paper flowers can be made in a variety of ways, including layering punched or hand cut shapes and securing with a brad as shown:
Fringing a paper circle by making small cuts around the edge:
Or, by cutting a spiral and wrapping tightly to create a rose-like flower.
Paper pinwheels are equally quick and easy to create! Start with a paper square, cut from each corner towards the center, stoping about a quarter-inch from the center, then fold each alternate corner and secure with adhesive and a brad:
Finally, I used the chipboard triangles, patterned paper and my sewing machine to make this fun little banner:
To secure each element to the grapevine wreath, I used floral wire (which works like a big twist tie!) and hot glue.
Here is my finished wreath, hanging in my family room!