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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Scalloped Circle Valentine Wreath Tutorial

I was blog surfing yesterday and came across a great heart wreath made by Wendybell .  Her wreath was my inspiration for my circle wreath.   We both used the Scallop Circles #2 Die (item #113463).  The difference is that she used the large scallop circle and I used the small.

Here's my finished wreath.  I accented it with Stampin' Up! ribbon and framelits die cut hearts.

Materials Needed for this project:
2 yards polyester felt 72" wide *
10 inch Styrofoam circle
450+ straight pins with heads --- Size 17 that were 1 1/16" (you can use different size, this worked well for me.
1  12 x 12 sheet of your favorite Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper
Scallop Circle #2 Die (I used the smaller circle)
Framelits Dies - Hearts Collection, item #125599
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, item #113439
5/8" Organza Ribbon, item #114319
Magnetic Sheets, item #119816

*Note:  Felt comes in different varieties such a polyester and also a wool blend.  If you are making this for a gift, do NOT purchase wool felt unless you are sure the person is not allergic to it.   Wool felt costs almost double the amount of polyester felt and honestly I didn't see a great difference in the two styles.   I'm actually allergic to wool, so was glad I had noticed the signs telling of the different types.


 This is showing you how the scallops will look on the 10" circle as you start to attach them.

 A closeup photo.

 Let's start by cutting squares.   I used 3 x 3" squares.  Cut 300 squares for 3/4 of the circle to be covered (open space in the back) or 450 squares to completely cover the styrofoam circle front and back.  Because I was using the Big Shot to cut the scallops, I was able to cut 3 to 4 layers at a time instead of just one!!!   Really saved on time.

 Always wonderful to have someone to help cut.
(Thank you Hal, you are the BEST!)

As I cut the scallops out using my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, I put them in a plastic container.

 Fold the scallop circle in half.

 Fold in half again (making it a quarter)

 Put a headed straight pin thru all 4 layers in the bottom corner.

 Attach to Styrofoam wreath.  Press pin in firmly.  The closer they are to each other, the fuller the wreath.
Stampin' Up!'s magnetic sheet (scrap of it) was great for holding my pins.
 Part way thru the process.   I made sure scallops went down to the table as I made this.  At this point I hadn't decided if I would fill in the back of the wreath or not.

 This shows the back side of the wreath.  I did go back and filled in 100% of the wreath on the front and the back.  

 I think it looks like tiny roses or carnations.  It is really dense.  So pleased with it.

 Before I finished the back, I took a loop of ribbon and attached with straight pins to the back.  Then built the scallops around it securing the loop even more.  You could also hot glue gun the ribbon, but then would be able to attach more scallops over the ribbon area.

 Items need to be multi-purpose.   You could use it as a wreath or as a base for a flower vase.

I cut out all 6 framelits, layered them with SNAIL adhesive then attached to a ribbon I had gone over the wreath with.  

Just a reminder that you can view a larger photo of those above, just by clicking on the photo.

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial today.   You can choose any color felt that you would like, and make this very versatile by switching out the center hearts for other holiday designs.  Also you could do this type of project with card stock or other fabric.   Be creative, try different ideas.

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Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
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Anonymous said...

Awesome job ~ its beautiful!!

Jessica Bowhall said...

This is a great project! Thanks for sharing.

Linda Tarolli said...

Great project and a great helper!

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