Sunday, August 26, 2012

City Sidewalk Tag Wreath


It is the most beautiful sun shiny day here in the Heart of Ohio. The light through my craft room window is so cheerful. I just have to share with you a most favorite paper project that perhaps you will keep in mind the next time you are at your scrapbook store.


I have used October Afternoon's Holiday Style to make my wreath. (Most paper lines have a tag sheet) One tag sheet, three printed papers, one sticker sheet. A wire form can be found at Michaels or JoAnnes, 12".


Cut apart tags and back them on sturdy white card stock. (I have arranged same widths to make use of paper trimmer). Punch half of tags on right side, half on left side.


Gather together trims for your wreath such as buttons, punched snowflakes, mounted stickers from paper line, and punched tags to fill in spaces.


Designate where the "top" of your wreath will be. Use ribbon to tie card stock backed backed tags in graduating size, beginning with largest, to the wreath form. A dot of hot glue will help keep tags in place.


Tie stickers and print paper tags to any part of the wreath form still seen. Some tags can be added on top of others using Pop Dots.


Hot glue buttons or punched snowflakes to any print paper tags used.


A last step is to add silver glitter or tiny "diamonds" to catch the light.


Oh My Gosh! Tag by tag come together to create such a wonderful holiday keepsake.



42 comments:

Denise said...

Hello,Hope all is well with you.I love the idea. I would love to have the set. How lovely and so much fun! Denise

busymartha said...

How sweet, this is one of my favorite lines of paper! Unfortunately I never got this pad, boo-hoo! Marilyn

Lynn said...

Hello Elizabeth,
Thank you so much for taking the time to teach us how to make this adoreable Christmas tag wreath! Your pieces of art always make me smile and I always leave your blog feeling a little bit happier when I leave your blog.

I would of course love to have the kit to creat the wreath with. We have no local scrapbook store in our area so if I want to purchase October afternoon products, I have to order online and paying the extra shipping charges.

I hope you have a wonderful afternoon grilling out with you daughter, sil, and the big white puppy!
Hugs,
Lynn from Life on the wienee ramch

Dorothy said...

Oh, what a Happy wreath!

Terra said...

This Christmas wreath is both pretty and cheerful.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Elizabeth, and I love it hanging at your window. The perfect colors for your craft room! Such a nice surprise visit today. Enjoy it!

carol fun said...

Oh I LOVE this wreath idea! I often buy the tag sheets from paper collections I like and I can see several wreaths in my future. Off to Joann's for the wire wreath form.... maybe 2 or 3!

Tammy's in Love said...

A-you're adorable
B- you're so beautiful!

I tried to figure this out last year and thought it was pop dots under the layers! This is so much easier and CUTER! You really should teach at the pricey scrapbook store you know!

Pick me! Pick me!

donna said...

Elizabeth I love your wreath. I would love to have a set.
Hugs
donna

Scrap for Joy said...

Your wreath is adorable and I love the bright, happy October Afternoon tags, too. I will try to find them on line. I'm making a Back 2 School banner to hang in the office where I work and then I will do my friendship piece for you and Sandy. (So many interruptions these days) Anyway, I'm using lunch bags as my base...it's fun to work on and I'll post pictures when I'm finished.
Enjoy you impromptu picnic with the kids!
xoxo
Joyce

Treesha Moore said...

Elizabeth, I have stalked and loved your blog from"afar" long enough. Your wreath is adorable and I would love to try my hand at it. You are still one of the most talented people I know. Thanks for sharing . Hope you enjoy your Kellye and Joe time. We will have to catch up. Miss you my friend. ~ Treesha

Linda said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! I can see using old C'mas cards and/or adapting it for use when the grandkids wanna create something.

Julie said...

How CUTE!! As usual, you never fail to inspire me to create. I need to make one of these!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm sure you have lots of friends that would like a set. You always have the best ideas! I worked on something for Fall today! What fun crafting for the holidays!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hello E!
Very nice Christmas wreath! Thanks for sharing it with us. Now, I just need to remember how to do it when I make one! Thank goodness for blogs!
Warmly,
deb

Shirley Hatfield said...

I happen to have all that line of paper...I ordered it to embellish the paper mache letters I painted for neighbor gifts this Christmas. Each family will have their on "monogram." I love to make them something unique, but also see if I can do for about $5 to $6 per household. It's a fun creative exercise. Your wreath is such a fun and original use of scrapbooking supplies. Way to go!!! =D

Celestial Charms said...

What a fabulous idea. Love that line, too. I must definitely make one of these wreaths, as there are so many pretty Christmas paper lines out there. Funny, Pink Paislee is coming out with a new Christmas line called City Sidewalks...it will arrive in stores in October. It has a really nice vintage style to it, and is on my wish list...amongst so many others! Thanks for sharing this, E.
Maureen

laurie -magpie ethel said...

You are certainly getting in the Christmas spirit! Adorable project...

kathy said...

Thank you for sharing how to make the tag wreath. I think they are fantastic. I adore looking at the wonderful things you make. Looking forward to seeing other wonderful projects.

Carol T said...

I love every single tag on the wreath. I would love to make a wreath for my home. I can only hope it would be as wonderful as yours. I already have the perfect place in mind to hang it!

Carol T said...

I love every single tag on the wreath. I would love to make a wreath for my home. I can only hope it would be as wonderful as yours. I already have the perfect place in mind to hang it!

vintage grey said...

Such a sweet wreath!! I have a wreath frame just like that, so thanks for inspiring me to make a wreath! xo Heather

RetroSandie said...

Oh, pick me! Pick me! LOL I would love to win your kit-such a generous offer. It's such a darling idea.
Hugs!

Ina said...

I love it!! So vintage and sweet. You are a wealth of talent. Hope you enjoyed the cookout. ;p

LBP said...

Cute, cute, cute! Adding a wire wreath to my increasingly long list of stuff to get a Michael's this week. I have a bunch of Halloween tags from K & Company and this would be perfect!

Blessings

Linda

Jo said...

This wreath is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us. I would love to make a wreath of my own.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love your wreath!! It looks so sweet, and will be for the holidays! :) xo Holly

annemarie said...

I would so love to make this wreath - hope you will give me the chance!! I am an amateur when it comes to paper but I sure want to learn!!

Diane @ The Checkered Apple said...

This is so darn cute! I especially love the colors and the way you set it all up. Fabulous!

Jess said...

I love your papercrafts. I purchased your Valentine shadow boxes and display yearlong. I adore them. Your Christmas crafts are so very sweet. I would love this set. I have aqua and red for most rooms of our home and especially decorate Christmas in those colors. Please keep your sweet words and crafts coming, they brighten everyones day.

donna said...

i just came across yout blog and i was instantly in love with all of it! what wonderful happy things you create. i found this on a bad day and it is now much brighter!!

thank you!
donna altieri

donna said...

i forgot to say that i would adore the items to make the wreath. i haven't ever tried something like that before.

thanks again,
donna altieri

waggonswest said...

I am not really a paper crafter. I dabble a bit on occasion and am always impressed by the neatness and beauty of the paper tags and crafts I see on pages like yours. Looking at this project I think that I might actually be successful at creating something that fits my mental image. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

Diane Mars said...

That wreath is all you! I love the paper choice, I don't think I have ever seen anything made with that paper, you should sell kits in your Shop, I bet a lot of gals would love your pre-cut goodies! Thank you for the sweet Hankies, I am working on your Christmas kitty... ox dear friend , Diane

birdie blue said...

i'm a long time admirer of your crafty skills, miss elizabeth. just popped over to see your darling, cheerful, christmas wreath. would love to try and attempt a similar one, thank you for the great inspiration.

xo
molly

Holly Loves Art said...

SUPER ADORABLE! What a fun project!

cheryl said...

I would love to be the one! I wish I had such talent and patience as you do! Cheryl in ND

cheryl said...

I would love to be the one! I wish I had such talent and patience as you do! Cheryl in ND

craftyles said...

How cute that wreath is! You come up with the best and most creative ideas!

Denise said...

Found it again.Happy Me !

Tammy's in Love said...

Thanks for directing me here from Pinterest! Not sure I can do it...wanna come to Minneapolis and help me? :-) Free room and board and let me check on an OA Warehouse sale while you're here...Smile.

Rosiana Monbon said...

Merci pour ce très bon site, vraiment un panaché de bonnes et intéressantes idées. Surtout continuez ainsi. Bon courage
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