Friday, March 2, 2012

olive green: noun

a deep yellowish green color

I think I am going to consider this version of my wreath as a work in progress. Some of you may remember the snowflake wreath, well under the green shimmer ribbon is still my base of white yarn. Everything is attached with greenery Pins which makes it so nice and easy to remove and add to the base form.

This will be entered in Unique Crafters Challenge: March Challenge #1 ( which is anything goes ) and they have an awesome give away ladies to bring in their new challenge blog, so you would be daft not to go check it out! Seriously!

Also in Perfect Sentiments Chhalenge: PSC21 PSC21 Anything Goes with a Die Cut
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Challenge: #43 Monochromatic Green Theme
Paper Trimmings cartridge ( butterflies )
Stretch Your Imagination cartridge ( Spring )
Here is a picture which shows the different steps to the butterflies so you can see the dimension each one has. First the solid layer is cut from green paper and the pin is inserted through the body. Then I cut another solid from the glittery paper and the third layer is the silhouetted form. The top 2 are adhered together and then bent at the wings and then hot glued to the bottom flat green paper.
 ( This technique works best with a thicker card stock. )

This picture shows all the assembled butterflies and the box of greenery Pins.

Then all you have to do is start poking them into the Styrofoam wreath, it's great because if your not happy where one is you just pull it out and replace somewhere else. And you can make them as flush to the base as you want or as high up as you want!

Same technique was applied to the title "Spring"

So just like my snowflake wreath, when the time comes to change it I just pull out the pins and place them in a zip lock baggy, unwind the ribbon and store it and then re wrap it in whatever I want and fix new embellishments to it! Really nice since I live in an apartment and don't have the room to store several wreaths!


scrappymo! said...

Very nice! Great to manage to reuse the other wreath!

Dawnll said...

I just love the butterflies- so pretty.
So glad you could join us at
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Craftychris said...

Wow, simply stunning! I love the colour and the butterflies are fab. Its so cool that you can change it - a brilliant project xx

Karen said...

WOW your wreath is amazing, I just love those butterflies, they are all so pretty :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh i love home decor especially when it involves butterflies

Kerry said...

What a great project! I love the butterflies and how easy you made it to add/change things on the wreath.

505whimsygirl said...

Oh, love this wreath! Thanks for showing how to make the butterflies. I will have to go check out your snowflake wreath.

Have a great weekend.


PS I always enjoy reading your comments on my blog. Thank you for visiting!!!

Anonymous said...

wow what a great project thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

Jan Hennings said...

Love your Spring wreath! Thanks for playing along with the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!

Redanne said...

Sandee, I love this because butterflies are most favourite things, this is really beautiful, good luck in the challenges.

Unknown said...

You finished it!!!! YAY! It is so very pretty! I really like the way you did the butterflies. You will enjoy this wreath for a long time!!!
hugs from the Piedmont,

Kim said...

Love the butterflies Sandee. The wreath turned out beautiful. Have a great weekend.

Unknown said...

Hey Sandee. I saw your comment about the crochet flowers. I make them for 50 cents each. If you want some let me know.

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Gorgeous and inventive - the only trouble is deciding which wreath I prefer! Fab alternative to greenery which can easily deteriorate.

Jennipher said...

Very unique. Thanks for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Sarah Bennett said...

Awesome project! The butterflies are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

Kalea Wavedancer said...

Uhm, olive green would be an adjective, and I love your new wreath :)

Mynn xx said...

LOVE this idea! TOTALLY gonna pin it to Pinterest--thanks so much for the amazing idea!!! :)

Karen said...

Such a pretty wreath! I especially love the color that you used. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Shanna Shands said...

I lov all the butterflies and green. Thanks for playing along with UCC! Don't forget to check back next week to see if your our winner.