Hello there and welcome back for the bi-weekly Monday Montage blog hop. You should have arrived here from the wonderful Cathy Casey's blog. If not and I'm your first stop- no worries! Simply use the back/next buttons at the bottom of this post to navigate your way around the hop. Trust me- you won't be disappointed!
Earlier in the week I shared that I had created 150 roses from the amazing new Spiral Flower Die. Well- for this project I ended up needing almost 175 so back to work I went!
This is what the flowers look like when they are first cut from the Spiral Flower die.
Once all the flowers were cut- I began to roll them up and turn them into beautiful roses! This was a somewhat lengthy process. Obviously it would be much quicker to make just a few roses but my project needed lots and lots.
A 9" white styrofoam heart form was my base. At the top center point of the heart form, I attached a 16" piece of 5/8" White Organza Ribbon with straight pins. This will be how I hang the wreath. I then began to glue the roses to the heart form. Since some roses were rolled tighter than others, it was necessary to glue some closer together than others. Otherwise the white on the form would show through. This is the end result of the heart wreath:
I wanted to make this project into a larger home decor piece than just the 9" heart. So shopping I went! While out and about- I came across an 18" square chalkboard with a tin frame. LOVED it...so of course I bought it! When I got it home- I took a white piece of chalk and colored the entire chalkboard with chalk. I then took a rag and wiped off the chalk to give the chalkboard a "used" look. Next, I hung the heart over the center of the chalkboard and adhered the ribbons with some hot glue.
Here is the side view of the chalkboard with the heart attached.
Isn't it beautiful? I LOVE it and can't wait to hang it up! The question now is where shall I hang it? I'm thinking in the foyer!
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Card Stock: Real Red
Tools/other supplies: Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot, Spiral Flower Die, Bone Folder, hot glue gun, hot glue sticks, white styrofoam heart form, 5/8" White Organza Ribbon, straight pins, tin framed chalkboard