Happy Spring, crafty friends!
Kayla from @honeybeepaperco_ here with you to get a jump start on some Spring DIY decor. You can’t start Spring without wellies and tulips right?! So today, I am going to show you how to make this super cute rain boot wreath with beautiful paper tulips!
Let’s gather our supplies!
- Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers:
- Whip Cream
- Banana Split
- Barely Pink
- Metal Wire Wreath (I used a 12” x 12”)
- Glue Gun
- Crafter’s Tape
- Mounting Tape (optional)
- Light Weight Chipboard (0.37 mm)
- 2.5” Wired Plaid Ribbon
- Burlap Ribbon
First, get out your cutting machine! You’re going to want to open up Design Space or whichever application you use to design and find a rain boot image and a tulip image.
If you are using Design space, I used image #MD6FE71 for the tulip and for the rain boot image I found an SVG file through Etsy. Uploading SVG files from other sources onto Cricut Design Space is a simple downloading process and gives you more options to get creative!
Once you have your images, make sure the rain boots and tulips are sized proportionally to each other as well as to the size wreath you have. Because my wreath is 12” x 12”, I sized my rain boot image to be 8” H x 5” W and then I sized the tulip flowers to 7” H x 2” W.
*Tip: to make sure that the image doesn’t get distorted when resizing images, highlight the image and be sure to NOT click the lock in the bottom left corner. If there is a specific size you are aiming for, click the lock and then you can choose to resize both the height and width of the image.
Now that we have the sizing of our images taken care of, choose the colors and then begin cutting! Remember, you will need to cut out 4 rain boots (2 with chipboard and 2 with card stock in Slate. This will make it a bit more sturdy).
Begin by assembling all the paper pieces together. Adhere the smaller part of the tulip to the back of the larger part. I used a darker color (Nude and Banana Split) for the main part of the tulip and a lighter color (Whip Cream and Barely Pink) for the back to give some contrast. I also added mounting tape and a second backing to give it some dimension. Adhere it onto the Mid-Green stem.
Next, take your chipboard rain boot and adhere it to the back of the Slate card stock rain boot using the crafter’s tape.
Take your assembled tulips and arrange them onto the back of the rain boots.
Now time to assemble the wreath! Take the burlap and wrap it around the entire wreath frame and then go over it again with the wired plaid ribbon. Be sure to use your glue gun on the back of the ribbon to secure it.
Finally, add a dab of hot glue to the backs of the rain boots and secure them to your liking.
And there we have it, a beautiful Spring DIY wreath!
Thank you for following along!
Kayla from HoneyBee Paper Co
ETSY: HoneyBee Paper Co.