Thursday, February 2, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Project - Heart Wreath

Good Morning! It's my turn to share a project at Exploring Cricut. I am all about simple these days and I needed a Valentine wreath for my front door. I can't take credit for the idea as I have seen it all over blog land. I will say that I think I got mine done quicker with my trusty friend Cricut:)

I started by mapping on my Gypsy 3" circles with the 12 x 24 mat. I was able to get 21 circles cut at a time. I used the deep cut blade set at 6, Speed 2, Pressure 5. I also used multi-cut which was set to cut the image 2 times.

I chose not to use Heat 'N Bond on my project because my circles weren't going to be adhered flat to another object. Normally this product is a must so that it gives the felt stability while cutting. I cut a 12 x 24 piece of felt and laid it on the mat adhering it with blue painter's tape all the way around. It worked beautifully.

Once the circles were cut I then began to assemble my wreath. The circles were folded in half and then folded again.

A pin was placed in the corner of the felt and then pushed into the styrofoam wreath. You won't need to do the back of the wreath. Once I pinned the circle I opened it so that it looked fuller as I was going.

Styrofoam Heart - Joann Fabric
Felt - 3/4" yard off the bolt
Circles - George 3"
Seamstress pins, painter's tape
Ribbon of your choice 8" for back of wreath

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget there is still time to enter the challenge at Exploring Cricut. You have until February 4th and I can't wait to see what you make:)



Diane said...

So much easier than I thought! Thanks for sharing your great idea.

Unknown said...

I absolutely love it! I guess I better go buy some felt!

Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

Scrapping Girl said...

Wow-It's gorgeous! Approximately how many felt circles did you end up using?

Amy said...

Great heart wreath- thanks for the tutorial! :)Amy

Sharon said...

WOW!!!! This is awesome!!! Looks like it took forever to make. So so beautiful!! I love it! :)

Emily said...

This is awesome project. You must be very patient.

Annette said...

Thanks! I would say at least 105. I do think it also depends on how close you place your circles.

Diana said...

This is absolutely beautiful! WOW! Love it!