Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Harvest Wreath

Welcome to our Autumn Art Philosophy Blog Hop!  Each month we are showcasing our amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

It's the time of year where leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping, the days are shorter, and the holidays are quickly approaching. This month we will be featuring projects with an Autumn theme made using the Art  Philosophy Cricut cartridge!  

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create If you came here from Darla's Blog - Caution: Crafting is Contagious then you're in the right place!

I have seen so many of my fellow CTMH consultants create such beautiful Wreaths that I just had to give it a go! I thought Halloween is almost upon us and will be over soon... So I thought  A nice Harvest theme one will last longer.

 I used a flat wooden flower wreath (base) from Michaels and I covered it with leaves. I used the cut on pg 29 in the AP guide book <Banner2> . I used this cut twice, The 1st time around I welded the letters onto each individual banner piece so that I would save my self the time (I think). Then I cut the same banner with out the letters and 1/4" bigger on all sides to mat it under the "Letter" banner.

I thought that adding the Burlap Ribbon was the perfect touch to this Autumn Theme! I used the Burlap Ribbon as the backing for my banner, I pleated it in between each "Banner" piece for an extra effect. I also created a Burlap Ribbon Flower to place at the top. I originally wanted to create a regular Loop to hang it from, but it was going to be too much and take away from the Banner which I wanted to be the focal point. So I made a small "Hanger" from the burlap and hot glued it to the back of the wreath. It now hangs comfortably on the wall. 

 Hope you enjoyed this simple Project. I do apologize that this blog post is not as elaborate as all my other ones, but I have been a bit under the weather this past week and Just cant get out of this "sickness" rut. I Promise the next post will be MUCH MORE detailed. ;)

The next stop on your trail of falling leaves is Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you "fall" off the path:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create 
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
  3. Diana ~ Dianas Free Moments <----- YOU are HERE
  4. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper  <----  NEXT stop
  5. Amie ~ Mimi, Myself, and I
  6. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  7. Rebecca ~ Stamp and Scrap Studio
  8. Kindred Hearts ~ It Makes Total Cents
  9. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
  10. Arlene ~ Arlene's Creative Space
  11. Amanda  ~ Scraps of Love
  12. Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie
  13. Ginger ~ Ginger's Creative Cottage
  14. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy


  1. Oh, I did not know you weren't feeling well! I hope you feel much better soon. The wreath is gorgeous! Love those leaves!

  2. Diana, your banner is perfect! What a great way to give the letters dimension. So polished and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  3. That is so cute. I've been looking for a wreath, thanks for sharing.

  4. Great Idea, Im going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  5. LOVE!! I'm gonna make myself a fall wreath now!!
    Feel better soon!! xXHUGSXx

  6. very nicely done - much more effort than I usually put forth ! Love your burlap - I think it's the coolest "ribbon" CTMH has in this book

  7. What a great banner! I love that you colored the burlap! And what a great tip for the letters!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Great way to do the lettering!! No need to glue each letter and hope they are centered! Very cool!!

  9. what a festive idea, would look great on our front door!

  10. Diana your wreath turned out awesome! What a great idea and what a great decoration to have out through Thanksgiving - TFS :)


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