I am so glad that it is almost Spring! Soon leaves will start budding on trees and flowers will appear en masse. Fresh flower trimmings will brighten indoor spaces, but only after I scold my kids for picking all of the fresh blooms from the landscaping. Sigh.
If you are a Pebbles Blog regular, then you know that I love making home décor pieces with regular ol’ wooden embroidery hoops. Inspired by the brightly colored flowers in the Home Grown collection, I dug into my stash of embroidery hoops to create a simple piece of embroidery hoop décor. BONUS: Embroidery hoop décor also doubles as dog toys! Double sigh.
Pebbles makes flowers easy. The only supply I used to make this wreath was a package of die cut flower chips. There are 80 flowers and leaves (bonus!) in this package, which is more than enough to go the entire way around a hoop to make a more grand wreath. And they are so pretty, too.
An easy way to plan your bouquet is to trace the embroidery hoop onto a piece of cardstock and play around with the floral arrangement. This gives you the freedom to experiment and change your mind before anything becomes semi-permanent. TIP: Take a picture of your final arrangement to use as a reference when putting your flowers onto the embroidery hoop.
Layer the larger flowers with foam dots to help create a bold focal point. Rather than assemble your paper flower bouquet directly on the embroidery hoop, cut out a little piece of the circle to use as a base. This will help ensure that your bouquet follows the curve of the hoop. Trim any excess away after you have assembled your bouquet.
Add a bit of extra sparkle and dimension to your flowers by highlighting the flowers with glitter glue. Yep, the very same stuff that you hoarded as a kid is still a very useful craft supply.
After your bouquet is assembled, use foam dots throughout to add dimension to your bouquet. I used several foam dots to separate different flowers and pop up leaves to give the bouquet more depth.
HOMEGROWN PRINTED CHIPBOARD PIECES 100/PKG EPHEMERA FLOWERS
ZAZZ! GLITTER GLUE .5OZ