04 January 2017

Welcome to 2017!

Hi All! Happy New Year! I just wanted to pop in and share a little welcome wreath I made to hang in our entry way. It was super easy to put together using Close To My Heart's limited edition Welcome Home wreath kit.

Let's take a look:

The wreath base is made from extra-heavy, pre-cut chipboard that you layer with pre-cut paper. All of the succulents, flowers, and greenery pieces are also pre-cut and waiting for you to pop out and put together. I inked around the edges of all of my pieces before I layered them together. I used liquid glass to layer the pieces and my quilling tool to curl some of the edges. I also used my quilling tool to create the roses, which I decided to leave completely white.

To assemble the wreath, I attached the pattern paper over the wreath form. Then, using liquid glass, I added the banner a little off-set, and then added my flowers, beginning with  the roses. I attached the succulents from largest to smallest and then filled in spaces with greenery. Once all of the florals were attached, I added my sentiment with gold stickers that are included in the kit. I also added gold glitter gems and pearls from my stash to the center of the succulents for some extra pizazz.

Here's a collage of close-ups of the flowers:

And here is the wreath hanging in our entry way:

It's such a cheery piece to welcome our family and guests home each day! This limited edition kit is available through the month of January to celebrate National Papercrafting Month.

Have a wonderfully creative day! And HAPPY 2017!


  1. What a gorgeous piece! Such a cool kit! On trend with the succulents, and such a fun way to brighten your home for the upcoming seasons!