Friday, September 28, 2012

Exploring Cricut Daily Post ~ Burlap Scrap Wreath

Happy Friday and welcome to another fun day at Exploring Cricut
I have had a blast this week trying to think outside the box.  It seems like I get in a creative rut!  And that means using my Expression for cards and/or scrapbook layouts.  Am I the ONLY one who does that?  Whew!  So glad you raised your hand too! 

So this week I decided to tackle a home decor project.  And since owls and burlap are all the rage on this side of the Ohio river, I opted to make a wreath...

Specifically a burlap strip wreath with a Cricut Monogram and owl....

And a closeup of the main attraction. Isn't he cute?

The monogram is actually a chipboard and card stock sandwich.
I cut both layers at 11 inches (using Base Camp) and glued them together. The owl is 9.25 inches and may be found on the Give a Hoot cartridge. I embossed the white feathers around the eyes with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. Unfortunately, it is a bit difficult to see. But I really love the effect. I think this little gem will go on my front door. (It is sheltered so it shouldn't be an issue.)

There are tons of burlap wreath tutorials on the Internet. This one is made up of scraps (about 1 inch wide) tied in knots on a 16 inch 4 ring wire form. It looks time consuming but really isn't! Those are the best kind of projects right? Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you again soon!



Cricut Cartridges

Give a Hoot - Owl - 9.25 inches
Base Camp - Monogram U - 11 inches (chipboard and card stock)

Other Supplies

16 inch 4 ring wreath form
3 yards of burlap strips cut 1 inch wide (variety of lengths)
Black, Gray, White, Brown, Yellow Card Stock
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots


Kim said...

Love, love, love this! I am obsessed with burlap right now too. I need to try this!

nzillingworth said...

What a brill imagination and wonderful project xx

Annette said...

Lori, I love this! The burlap is so pretty and the owl is super cute:)

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Sharon said...

Oh gosh! This is just so very pretty!!! I love the burlap for your wreath and that darling owl!! I've got to give this a try!! :)

Tam said...

Nice job on the wreath!

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