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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Scrap Your Stash - (Reusable!) Ombre Wreath

If you got here via my Scrap Your Stash Facebook page - then Hiya!

I am working daily on getting a Scrap Your Stash website up and running.  The problem is....I know nothing about building an actual website.  Zip.  Zilch.   Nada.  And what I have learned so far is that it is MUCH harder than just starting a blog.  Like a lot harder.  But a website, although it will have some costs associated with it, will give me much more flexibility when it comes to what I can put on it, and that's pretty important to me.

So for now, I'm going to use my blog here at Two at a Time to communicate and post until I get SYS up - which I hope to do in the next week or so.  But I really couldn't wait that long to share my first official Scrap Your Stash project with you!

I finished this wreath last week, but I was waiting until after Easter to put it on my front door.
I found 6 pieces of cardstock from my Stash in varying shades of turquoise and blue because I wanted to create an ombre effect.  I used the Free Shape of the Week from the Silhouette store to cut the peonies from large to small, with a bright yellow cardstock for the centers.

I have had this $4.99 grapevine wreath from Joann for months, but I couldn't decide what to put on it.  Then I had the idea that - with a little extra effort - I could make this wreath reusable!  

Instead of gluing the flowers directly to the wreath, I glued them instead to a thin strip of cardstock that I cut into a semi-circle.  Once they were all secure, I attached the cardstock strip to the wreath with some floral wire.

Now all I have to do is snip the wires to remove the cardstock strip and yippee!  I will have a blank wreath that I can decorate again and again.

At the last minute, I decided to spray the flowers with some Crystal Clear Krylon protectant in the hopes that it will keep the flowers from fading in this hot Florida sun.  We'll see how they hold up.  (I used this because it's what I had in my Stash:)

Here's a few more pics of my front door.  I found the rug at Target and bought it because the color felt so springy so it ended up serving as my inspiration for the colors on the wreath.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you all at Scrap Your Stash very soon!