Saturday, July 21, 2012

Paper Wreaths and Home Decor Blog Hop

Minced Paper

Welcome to the Paper Wreaths & Home Decor Blog Hop!  Our wonderful hostess is Laurie of 'Minced Paper'.  If you didn't start with Laurie's Blog please go back so you won't miss a thing! 

If you just came from Ashely's Blog you are in the right place.

I LOVE doing home decor projects and in particular, wreaths.  Before Cricut and the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge-Z1696, I made my wreaths with silk flowers (I have a whole closet full!) and anything else I could find.  The accessibility of these flowers on AP cart has brought wreath making to a different level and the possibilities are only limited to your imagination.

Here's my paper wreath

While browsing Hobby Lobby I spied a magazine that had a charming wreath on the front cover.  It was the 'Green Craft Magazine' and the concept of the magazine is to repurpose items into beautiful, functional and clever things for reuse.

The leaves are made from...wait for it...paper towel rolls! I fell in love with this effect! The technique is so easy too!  Just clip off a inch per leaf and arrange and glue together with a hot glue gun.

The flowers on the original wreath in the magazine were made from strips of colored t-shirts.  Although beautiful and clever I saw an opportunity to use the flowers from my Art Philosophy cartridge.

Here is a close up of the flowers.

The two flowers I chose to use can be found on page 70 of the Art Philosophy handbook. 
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I cut them out at 3'' using Close To My Heart cardstock, White Daisy-1385

I used my Sponge Daubers-Z726 to color some of the flowers solid with CTMH Exclusive Inks Sunny Yellow-Z2152 and Lagoon-Z2195 front and back. The rest of the flowers were colored solid on the back then randomly stamped with various CTMH stamps with a swirl design.

I think it's awesome that I'm only limited to the color I'd like to make my flowers by the amount of available CTMH Inks (and there are are lot to choose from!).

Here's one last pic of my paper wreath.

Laurie is giving away BLOG CANDY!!!!!
To be eligible all you have to do is follow and comment on each blog in the hop.

Next on the hop is Wandy 

Here is the entire blog hop list:

Laurie Mince -
Sandy Suarez -
Ashley Townsend -
Connie Layman - YOU ARE HERE
Wandy Monge-Pizarro -
Connie Wallenbrock -
Jessica Kephart -

Thank you for stopping by
Happy Crafting!



  1. Holy Cow! This is just stunning! I have seen alot done with toilet paper rolls, but this one blows me away! TFS! oh and by the way the flowers are just beautiful!

  2. So so pretty! Love the paper towel roll look and the colors are gorgeous!

  3. Wowzers Connie!!! So paper rolls huh! Gotta try it! Nice hoping with u!
    Hugs, Wandy

  4. A-MA-ZING! Wow Connie! This is just gorgeous and I would have never guessed paper towel rolls. I am super impressed, really beautiful!

  5. This is Absolutely Stunning Connie!! I <3 it!!!



  6. Connie, I love love love it! I'm going to have to show this to my niece who is doing a summer internship at a recycling facility. She has sent me photos of a project she made with toilet paper rolls for work and she is going to love yours too! I'm going to need to scraplift this one to make a fall wreath!


  7. Thank you Laurie! I would love to see your niece's project too. I save all of my my paper towel rolls and need some more ideas! LOL!

  8. totally loving this! what an awesome idea for the leaves!

  9. Love this wreath and the colors you used. TFS. Deborah

  10. WOW!!! ... just WOW!!! .... Beautiful

  11. I love the colors what a great wreath!

  12. Wow..... your wreath is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors your picked. TFS. Nice hopping along with you.


  13. I have totally agree that the Cricut has left the silk flowers collecting dust...LOL! This is amazing. I knew I was keeping all those rolls for something and hope to design something as stunning and creative as you have here. Wonderful color choices and beautiful job on all those flowers!
    Way to be Green!!!
    Jessica S
    New Follower from the Hop

  14. What a clever idea for a wreath! I love the "green" aspect of it.

  15. Wow this amazing! I love how you stamped the flowers...I also love the clever way you used the toilet paper rolls!
    Jen -

  16. Oh my goodness, this is so elegant and who would ever guess you start with paper towel rolls. I have GOT to try this! Beautiful, beautiful!

  17. OMG this is beautiful. I love the bright blue and yellow combo. Nice being in the hop with you.

  18. connie, your wreath is stunning. love, love, love it and the colors. i need to start saving my rolls now.

  19. Wow! So pretty! I love the flowers.

  20. OMG............. This is just beautiful and what a great ideal. I never would of thought you made this with paper and paper towel rolls. Love it:) Thank you for sharing.

  21. wow..really a great idea on this wreath using paper rolls..tfs...:)

  22. Wow love your wreath. Love the colors. TFS AJ~

  23. How cool to recycle toilet paper holders. They make the flower colors really stand out! Thanks for sharing. i am a new follower


  24. Gorgeous!Stunning!Fabulous!!Love it!

  25. Stunning wreath, I love the colors!


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