Thursday, December 26, 2013

Framed Paper Christmas Wreaths


Happy Boxing Day to all that celebrate the Holiday today! For us Canadians it's kinda like the US Black Friday, lots of crazy shopping and SALES ;) I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and enjoyed sometime with your friends and Family! 

Today I want to share with you these awesome framed Paper Christmas Wreaths I created. I purposely didn't share this post sooner as I didn't want to spoil the surprise as they were given as gifts.

Back in the Fall I had created something similar but on a much smaller scale as Wedding gift for Mary and Leo of SVG Cuts. The post was titled Autumn "love". Since then, I had thought of making a similar project, only this time as a Christmas gift.

Here is my "White and Gold" Framed Wreath. Isn't it beautiful?!



To add some gold touches, I inked the edges of the flowers with a gold stamp pad and added a little gold glitter to the tips.


A little time consuming and messy when working with the glitter, but so worth the end results! LOVE how they came together. The picture doesn't do the glitter justice... it is so vibrant and sparkly in person!


For those interested here is how I planned it out on the SSDE.
  1. First I grouped all the layers of my flowers together. 
  2. Next I created a circle (not shown as covered up by the flowers below) the size I wanted my wreath to be. (As you can see the wreath is larger than the cutting mat)
  3. Resize the flowers as you like and arrange them on top of the circle you created (this will give you an idea of what the finished project will look like and how many flowers you  will need to cut out).
  4. Ungroup each flower and cut. 

Here is the list of supplies and files I used to create both frames:

poinsettias - 3D Wintergreens SVG Kit
branches - Spirits of Christmas Past SVG Kit
bow - Gift Boxes SVG Kit
RIBBA Shadow Box Frame from IKEA - 19 ¾x19 ¾x1 ¾"
Embellished with glitter, gemstones, beads, buttons, pearls and Ribbon
Brown and gold ink
 Hot glue and glue gun
Scotch Quick Dry glue
White poster board 
Cut and created on the Silhouette Cameo using SSDE.

Here is a more traditional colored Christmas Wreath. I don't know which one I LOVE more!?
I guess it all depends on the rest of your Christmas decor and what would look best in your home! Don't the poinsettias look SO realistic?



By far the poinsettias from the 3D Wintergreens SVG Kit have been my most used file this Holiday Season! I LOVE how easy and beautiful they turn out each time! They are so stunning!!! I'm always amazed as to what we can make out of plain old paper these days!


For these photos I have removed the glass from the frames. I wanted to get great pictures and avoid all the glare you get when taking pictures of a reflective surface. With the glass on, these frames look just as amazing!

Another option if you chose to do so, is to etch something across the middle of glass. If etching intimidates you, use vinyl! Click here for an example.


Hope you enjoyed my Framed Christmas Wreaths. My Family LOVED them by the way!

It is a little late to create this as a gift for someone this year... but you can sure get an early start for next year, or why not make one for yourself  ;)

Enjoy your holidays Everyone! EAT, DRINK and stay SAFE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Sharing this with my Crafty Peeps!

10 comments:

  1. Ilda once again you've blown me away! These are just gorgeous! I can't decide which one I like more!

    Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and are enjoying the Holidays :)

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  2. Oh wow…two stunning creations. I love how you added the gold tips to the white version but both are equally beautiful.

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    1. Thanks so Much Merry! Hope you are enjoying the Holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)

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  3. Oh my! I wish I had seen this a week (ok, maybe 2) before Christmas! I love it - especially the red ones - so bright, cheerful and "Christmas-y". I have to save this one to work on for next Christmas!

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  4. so beautiful! WOW!!! That could stay on my wall ALL YEAR. Great job!

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  5. I totally love these! I am a new follower

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  6. Really pretty! But your concept is timeless - it might be too late for poinsettias, but any other flower would look fabulous, too. I'm thinking daisies and rosebuds for spring, gerbera daisies for summer, sunflowers for fall and then bam, we're right back to the pretty poinsettias. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  7. Hello Ilda...
    I love all your proyects... and for so I have already blought SVG cristmas poinsetia..
    Now I have this on my siluette but I dont know how I have separeted the files... for working with the wreath..
    As you can see my english is awful..sorry, I am from Spain.
    Can you help me, please????
    Thanks a lot
    Bego

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    1. Hi Begoa!

      First thing you need to do is open up each layer for the poinsettia. Then all I did was piece all the layers together on top of each other. Then grouped the 3 layers. Once they are grouped I then sized the poinsettia to as big or as small as I wanted it. Once you are happy with the size of the poinsettia, ungroup it and cut.

      It is not necessary to do it like I did above. I only did that so that I could visualize the finished wreath.

      Hope that this helps you! Your English is very good!

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Thanks so much for taking the time and leaving me a comment! I always love hearing from you and I appreciate you stopping by! Hugs, Ilda