paper flowers holiday wreath

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I cannot believe the holidays are upon us and this weekend I took some time to start my own preparations. First I worked on creating a wreath- if you have been reading my blog you will know that I really enjoy celebrating the seasons with a handmade wreath like here, here, here and here

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Crafting with book pages are all the rage these days and I love using them to draw and paint on.
I started by drawing a simple flower (inspired by a poinsettia)


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Using watercolors I filled the flowers with color.


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and added details.


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I created lots and lots of pages filled with flowers and leaves.


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Next I cut out all of the flowers and leaves.

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I used a styrofoam wreath and a glue gun and glued the flowers to the surface


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I layered the flowers to create fullness.

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And there you have it! A simple but beautiful handmade wreath using VERY few supplies and $$$!

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And for those of you who don't draw or don't have the time- I've got a holiday flowers paper wreath kit in my shop!
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