Thursday, 5 March 2009

Spring paper wreaths

I am almost beside myself with excitement at the discovery of these spring paper wreaths. Definitely an American phenomenom this one, with never a paper wreath having been seen in my British-born existence.

I would love to have one of these wreaths, for a special party, a wedding or simply to add something 3D to an uninteresting wall (I'm running out of wall space for all of the art options I am coming up with.)

From Flickr via Kelly Loves Whales

Then a trio of Etsy finds; Bird paper wreath


Spring paper wreath

One of my favourite things to do on this blog is make a flippant comment like "I'm sure this would be easy to make yourself" when really my own handiwork is usually disastrous, and I can never get past the unending spring-cleaning which holds me back from sitting down and being creative.

Still, I think even I could do something like this? I'm thinking paper doilies, one of those paper punches in a precut shape, some of those butterfly pin things used in the bottom image and voila! What do you think? Can you think of any other good materials to use?

20 comments:

Margarita said...

Very beautiful!!!! just what we want in Grey London a bit of Spring and color.
I like paper work.

Blair said...

Oh, how beautiful! Never thought I would want a paper wreath but that last one is just beautiful!

Anne Perry said...

How about cookie cutters as stencils (for butterflies, for example) and stenciling them onto wrapping paper to cut out and assemble? Dover sells little books of stencils that might also work. (There's a Dover bookshop in the Seven Dials - I think on Mercer Street.)

Lynne said...

Anne - love your suggestions!

Nini said...

These are lovely!

Rachel said...

These are amazing! And I'm sure you could do something similar. I would probably rely on some sort of hole punch, rather than cutting all those things out by hand.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

how pretty! i love the flower one!

Sophie Appleby said...

Oh they are beautiful! What amazing work.

The City Sage said...

Ooh--I think this is a new phenomenon all together as I've never seen them before now either! what a lovely (more permanent) alternative to floral wreaths!

Lee said...

These are absolutely beautiful - I am totally in love with the butterfly wreath. Thanks for letting us all know about the fabulousness of spring paper wreaths. Lee :)

paisleystclaire said...

These are beautiful. I love that last one. If you make one - please show it to us. For the record I would never try to make one of these myself, it would look so preschool-ish.

You are my fave... said...

Oh my gosh, I'm the exact same way about saying - "It seems like your could easily do this yourself." When really I know I couldn't. I'm not patient enough. But these are very pretty.

Christina said...

I, too, have the never ending cleaning/organizing problem...there are so many wonderful crafty things waiting for me, and yet I always have something to clean first! It's so frustrating.

Love the wreaths! The butterflies are beautiful!

Rachel Mallon said...

These are so cool!

anonymously chic said...

oh wow, these wreaths are amazing. i want the last one:)

aubrey said...

so arty....

That Girl Designs said...

Love the second one! What great finds. Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi.

Jennifer Ramos said...

Those are sooooo INTRICATE and beautiful!

Jen Ramos
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Dana Barbieri said...

Thank you for including our wreath (last one) in your blog post.
Cheers-
Dana and Carol

Helsbells said...

I adore wreaths, paper ones are lovely, I have had a go myself but none as lovely as these.