Happy Halloween Witches and Warlocks!
I am so excited to show you the Halloween Wreath that I created using i-crafter’s Folded Maple Leaf die set and Tags and Labels die set! My best friend, Molly, and I made this project together, she helped save me time and energy by folding and burnishing the leaves using the i-Press while I die cut them, glued them, and then adhered them to my wreath frame. I used a solid black cardstock, kraft cardstock, and orange cardstock for the Folded Maple Leaves, I cut out at least 5 of each color.
When gluing the leaves, I used a small clothes pin embellishment and a binder clip to keep the sides together while the glue dried, normally I use my i-Grip tweezers to do this job, but I had forgotten them at home when I left to visit for Molly and Evan’s birthdays!
Once I had several leaves glued together, I started to build my wreath, I used a frame from the Dollar Tree wrapped in a burlap and lace ribbon from the Dollar Tree as well. I wanted a solid base that if there were any gaps didn’t look funky, no random chunks of green spoiling my project! Next, I used hot glue and glued down my leaves. I wanted to turn them every which way and overlap them as I went.
After the leaves were all in place, I began adding the embellishments that I had picked up at the Dollar Tree. I started with a purple ribbon with a skull in the center at the top of the wreath. Then I used purple pumpkins, silver skulls, and purple berries mixed all over the wreath.
My last piece was to add a “Happy Autumn” tag! The Folded Maple Leaf die set has a beautiful cursive “Happy Autumn” that I though would look so nicely added to the wreath. I thought about putting it on a wooden tag or sign of some sort, then realized that the Tags and Labels die set would be the perfect addition to this project. So, I cut the largest tag out of black cardstock, and cut out the hole reinforcers and the sentiment out of the same orange as the leaves. I used orange and yellow twine to tie it onto the wreath form.
This project was so simple and it was so much fun to make with Molly! It could be done for any holiday or just for fun. I hope that you enjoyed my take on i-crafter’s Folded Maple Leaf die set and Tags and Labels die set!