Summer Kickoff Series – Guest Designer Leslie

Thanks for joining me today! Leslie here, I’m honored to be a guest designer this month and I’m excited to share my summer time project with you. This past winter sure has been a long one! I’m more than thrilled to be finally welcoming summer!!! With that being said, I was asked to design a summer project using the Painted Art Origami collection. I knew right away I wanted to create a fun summer wreath for my front door. I must admit I love creating wreaths for my front door for every season and holiday. Here is a look at the supplies I gather to create my Summer Pinwheel Wreath, which includes the Painted Art Origami collection and 2 sheets of Stardream Metallic Cardstock in Fine Gold and Sapphire.

I decided to create pinwheels using the origami paper. First, I glued two pieces of the origami paper together, pattern sides out. I repeated this step10 times. I then used a pinwheel template and traced the pattern onto each of the origami papers. Don’t own a pinwheel template, no worries there are tons of tutorials on the web showing how to create them. Once all 10 pinwheels were traced, I cut them out and hot glued the longest points of the pinwheel to the centers, creating a dimensional pinwheel.

I wrapped the straw wreath with the wire burlap ribbon making sure to completely cover the straw. I then positioned the pinwheels onto the wreath and used pins to secure them in place.

For my final steps, I added a burlap bow; a few colorful curly paper flowers and lastly, I cut a monogram P out of the Stardream Metallic papers for my last name.

I just love how whimsical, colorful and fun this summer wreath is for my front door. What a wonderful way to welcome guests to our home! I hope I have inspired you to create a wreath for your front door this summer.

Thanks for joining me today and happy crafting! Leslie

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