Friday, December 27, 2013

Wreath project

My daughter and son-in-law were given a large 'N' (first letter of their last name) and wanted to do something with it. I suggested hanging it above their fireplace    The previous owners had put two good sized hooks in the wall but the N was not wide enough for those so I started looking for ideas. 
The idea my daughter liked was a wreath with the N in the center and decorated for the season.  So I hit up Michael's after Christmas sale and found a 3 foot wreath 50% off. 
I had some snowflake wired ribbon left over from some project years ago and just enough to make a nice bow 

The N is silver/chrome and the ribbon had white, turquoise and silver so thought that would go well 
I then cut out snowflakes with my Big Shot and larger ones by tracing around a cookie cutter that I have and planned to layer them to add to the wreath. I thought they needed some mid-sized piece between them so used a flower punch that was 6 sided. I tried both turquoise and silver for the mid-sized piece and let my daughter choose which she wanted. 
Here they are all scattered on my dining room table. I used some stickles glitter on the largest pieces. 
Here are some of the layered snowflakes on the wreath. 

Here is the finished wreath above their fireplace. We all liked it and I'll help her change out the ribbon and snowflakes in the spring. My granddaughter's first birthday is in early April. Maybe we'll add some die cut balloons for her party. 

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