Hello! My name is Cathy and I am addicted to Christmas papers. I love them. Every time a new line of Christmas papers comes out, I seem to be drawn to them and want to have them. Mind you it is not that I have a project planned for them, I just want to collect them so that I can gaze upon them at any time! There, I've admitted it. Now perhaps I can move on to over come my addiction! Or not!!
I have been really good this year, the only new Christmas papers that I acquired are digital sets that I was doing Design Team work with. However, I have so much Christmas paper left over from previous years, that it has it's own bin in my storage! I love it so much I even save the scraps! As I was going through that bin of scraps, I decided that I needed to use them on a project that would allow others to enjoy them as well, rather than keep them hostage in a drawer where I was the only one enjoying their beauty! And this is what I made:
Here's how I made it. I took a bunch of the scrap pieces of Christmas paper that I had and cut a whole bunch of star shapes. I cut a circle frame from a piece of cardboard to be the base of my wreath.
I cut a bunch of stars out of plain green cardstock for the base and adhered them to the cardboard circle. I then cut a bunch of stars out of decorative cardstock for the wreath design itself. These stars I scored from outer point to inner point across all 5 points on each star. I formed them to create a 3D barn star shape at the score lines.
Carefully placing hot glue at the corners that will rest on the wreath base, I adhered the decorative stars to the wreath.
Continue to adhere each of the decorative stars working around the wreath until you've adhered 2 layers of the decorative molded stars.
Add embellishments such as bows, a ribbon hanger, buttons or gems as you desire to complete the design of your wreath.
I gained my inspiration for this project from Little Birdie Secrets.
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