Welcome to Autumn -- well not officially! The "official" start of Autumn is September 23, but we're kicking it off a little early this week at Cooking With Cricut. Melin challenged the Design Team to use the colors of autumn in our projects this week -- reds, oranges, yellows, greens and browns. So, in the hopes of encouraging some cooler weather here in sunny Florida, I decided to make a Fall wreath.
Here's what you need:
- The inner ring from an 18" wooden embroidery hoop.
- A couple dozen leaves in a variety of colors and sizes -- I cut mine from the Create-A-Critter cartridge. They range in size from 4 1/4" to 5 1/2" wide.
- Hot glue gun.
- Rubber stamping inks to "antique" the edges of your leaves -- I used "Cosmic Copper" Brilliance pigment ink pad by Tsukineko and an Archival Ink "Russet" ink pad by Ranger Industries.
- Spray Glitter by FloraCraft.
- 1 1/2" wide wired ribbon -- mine was a variegated ribbon that has a lovely metallic shimmer; purchased at Michael's a year or so ago.
- "Sparkle Gold" and "Super Russet" PearlEx powders by Jacquard Products.
I had an awful time getting a good photograph -- it looks MUCH better in person -- and this wreath still needs something. I'm just not sure what yet . . . it looked much better in my mind's eye! LOL!
I cut the leaves out and brushed the edges with rubber stamp ink. Some of the leaves were sprayed with the Spray Glitter and then while they were still wet I flicked some PearlEx powders on them randomly. After everything was dry, I hot glued the leaves to the wooden hoop, tied a ribbon and viola! A quick and easy wreath to hang in my foyer.
There were quite a few leftover leaves -- I think I'll hit them with some UTEE (ultra-thick embossing enamel) and make some some cards or hmmmm . . . . maybe some napkin rings!
I hope you'll link up your Autumn Colors project at Cooking With Cricut this week. We'd love to see what you create! Melin has also put out a Design Team call -- check it out, we'd love to have you join our team.
Happy Fall, y'all!