As promised, here is another lovely fabric project featuring the Candy Cane Lane trio of fat quarters- a wreath, made for Sweetstamper in honor of her birthday and another year of crafting success:)
The full instructions are included on the illustrated foldout provided by Stampin' Up! when you order the fat quarters- I just made mine super duper big!
You'll start with lots if strips- sew a basting stitch down the middle of each, ruffle and pin all around the wreath form, overlapping slightly. I just love how the ruffles look like little petticoats, all piled together:)
Then you'll cut a bunch of circles using the Big Shot or tracing around a glass, like I did...TIP: since I was making this wreath larger than the original, I upped the size of my embellishments to compliment the overall scale:)
Then grab your handy dandy hot glue gun and plop a dot in the center of the circle and fold in half. Do this again, folding into quarters and here's what you get:
After whipping up a bunch of these little petals, they're arranged into 'flowers'- I did add some extra glue & twisting action here and there to make my 'flowers' fan properly:)
Next are the yoyos, topped with buttons- I have a pet peeve about buttons not being threaded. The end result is ALWAYS worth the time so get that thread ready!
Thanks for stopping by!