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