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Floral wreath

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Create a beautiful paper wreath from die cut flowers

Floral wreath

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YOU WILL NEED:

Craft Essentials, Dies: leaf, one size; flower, three sizes, Polystyrene ring: 25cm, Tissue paper, Pins

This lovely wall hanging is just the thing your home needs this season. A perfect first project for a novice die cutter or a speedy make for a pro, this wreath looks the part but involves none of the faff. Create intricate petals and suggest depth with classic dies from your stash, and voilà, you’ll have a special home accessory just waiting to be proudly displayed.

Take a selection of green and blue patterned papers and use to die cut leaf shapes
Floral wreath

Cover a polystyrene ring with tissue paper. Glue pairs of leaves together and adhere to the back of the wreath
Floral wreath

Select eight more patterned papers. Use three flower dies to cut an equal amount of flowers in each size
Floral wreath

Gently curve the petals inwards by pinching the end between your thumb and index finger
Floral wreath

Glue a medium flower to the centre of a larger one, then fix the smallest bloom on top
Floral wreath

Repeat until you have approximately 50 finished flowers
Floral wreath

Tie ribbon around the top of the ring to hang. Carefully pierce the centre of each triple-layered flower with a small pin
Floral wreath

Arrange the flowers on the wreath in three concentric rings, allowing them to overlap a little. Begin to pin them in place
Floral wreath

Finish decorating your wreath. Any gaps will be disguised by the coloured tissue paper
Floral wreath

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