Next month, I will be attending a blog conference fully dedicated to crafting and DIY bloggers, called the SNAP conference. I am beyond ecstatic about the opportunity to be among such a creative bunch. As part of one of the campaigns for the conference, a few bloggers were challenged to create something from a selection of goodies from the great Amy Tangerine.In the words of the great Barney Stinson — Challenge Accepted!!!
Scrapbooker I am not, but paper addict I AM! Flipping through the beautiful patterns and designs , it didn’t take long to decided that I was going to make a Spring Pinwheel Wreath
- Approximately 8-10 piece of scrapbook paper (like the Amy Tangerine Plus One Paper Craft Collection from above)
- Hot Glue
- Poster Board – For wreath backing
I simply used a few nested bowls from my kitchen and used them to draw a wreath approximately 2.5 inches thick. Cut out using an craft knife or scissors.
Each of the pinwheels is made from two strips of the same paper cut at similar widths and lengths. We found it easiest if the strips were between an inch and two inches thick and left them at the 12 inches long.
Once you have the paper strips, along the short end of the strip, you fold the paper (approximately a centimeter thick)back and forth creating an accordion looking piece of paper. You do that for both strips. Each strip can molded into a half moon/half pinwheel shape (why you need two pieces for a full pinwheel)
On the back side of the paper (white side if you’re paper has the design on front side), staple the ends of the two accordion strips together. Then fold into a full pinwheel and staple the other ends together. Make sure the staples are on the backside, so you don’t see them.
Then its a matter of placing and gluing the different colors and size pinwheels around your foam board wreath. With the left over scraps of papers either using a circle paper cutter or just free hand cutting, cut out 1 inch circles and glue those to the middle of the pinwheels. We also used a left over scrap piece of paper for the “SPRING” banner portion of the wreath.
Using these fabulous letter stickers included in the Plus One Collection too, we added the SPRING to the paper. Easy Peezy!You have yourself a fabulous Spring Pinwheel Wreath
We are just loving everything about this Amy Tangerine Paper Collection. Not only was it the top selling signature line released in the winter of 2014, it sold out in most stores and online. Umm, I know why… its AWESOME! On March 24th the collections will be available on HSN in five different bundles including: basic kit, an embroidery kit, an embellishment kit and a stamping kit all starting at just under $20. UMMM… even more amazing! Definitely check them out!
I did receive the product in exchange for the post, but the project and all opinions are 100% my own.