Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Edwin's Holly Wreath

Edwin as Santa Holly Wreath

Technique:  Papercraft

Martha Stewart Holly Punch
two shades of green paper
Rock Candy Stickles
red seed beads
Edwin as Santa Magnolia Mini Worlds
Reds: R25, R27, R29
Greys: C-3, C-5, C-7
Browns: E11, E21
Buckle: Silver Gel Pen
White trim: Opaque White pen
wooden curtain ring
green acrylic paint
red ribbon

I know we aren't supposed to rave over our own projects, but I love the way this one turned out, so cute!

I started with a wooden curtain ring and gave it a lick of green paint.  This ensures that any little gaps in the holly leaves won't be noticed.

I used two shades of green, and two textures of paper also.  The darker green has a weave pattern to it, the lighter green is mulberry paper and has that lovely, rugged texture to it.  Chomp, chomp, chomp with the holly punch! I also cut the leaves apart so rather than dealing with a pair of leaves, I could glue on individual leaves.

Holly Wreath
Here's the first circle of holly leaves going around the inner circle.

Holly Wreath
Then the second circle of holly leaves going around the outer circle.

A final ring of holly leaves is placed directly on top to finish the wreath and little clusters of red seed beads are glued around for the holly berries. A touch of fairy dust (aka Rock Candy Stickles), a ribbon and a wee little Edwin.

Winter Wonderland - Holly and Ivy
Polka Doodles - Christmas in July
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - All About You
Jellypark Friends - Christmas in July 
iCopic - Anything but a Card


  1. what beautiful made morgan, great design.

    greetings karin

  2. oh my goodness, you did an outstanding job on this wreath! you have every right to stand up and shout! ;)
    thank you so very much for joining our Christmas challenge at Jellypark Friends!

  3. great take on this weeks challenge at the Winter Wonderland and beautiful creation, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    I have candy if you are interested

  4. Very cute, what a novel idea! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark.

  5. What a wonderful Christmas decoration :)
    Thanks for joining us for the Jellypark Friends 1st challenge.

  6. This is a great idea. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  7. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

  8. So, so cute!! I love that you used a curtain ring and thanks for showing us some pics of that! (I am SUCH a visual learner!!) Your Edwin is simply adorable and I can just imagine how cute he's going to look amongst your Christmas decorations. Thanks for sharing him with us at icopic.

  9. What a gorgeous Christmas ornament. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  10. What a fab project, I love it, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

  11. This is AMAZING!! Love your book! Thanks so much for playing with iCopic!

  12. congratulations with the top three morgan.

    greetings karin

  13. This is really sweet and Edwin looks so cute perched on the holly.
    Thanks for joining in with the Polka Doodles Christmas in July challenge and good luck.
    Fliss x