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Petal Power is so versatile. You can cut fabric, fleece, paper and recycled materials. It actually makes a pretty big flower- about 6" if you use the large and small petals. I can't wait to see what the designers did with this one! Here's a look:
I decided to make one of those rolled book page wreaths I have been seeing all over the place.
- Tear 16 pages from a vintage book and run through Big Shot using Petal Power die.
- Cut a sturdy circle base that is about 6" in diameter. I used scrap foamboard but you could also use the cardboard from a frozen pizza.
- Take drapery ring and adhere book page petals all around the ring with Zip Dry glue- large pieces in the back and small pieces in the front.
- Cut a section of a colorful map page about 12" x 2". Trim top of map page with scalloped scissors. Ruffle/scrunch with your fingers and adhere to inside of drapery ring.
- Get 5 kraft colored coffee filters. Grab each one in the middle and make a little ruffly poof. Fold the base in about 1" and staple.
- Adhere coffee filters in a ring around the backing circle using double sided tape or glue gun.
- Center a 3" mirror on top of a large round (5") recycled jar lid or foam board scrap. Place the drapery ring wreath on top of the jar lid and glue gun in place.
- Add a ribbon hanger and bow in the center of the wreath.
- Good luck taking a photo that does not include your face, camera or ugly basement ceiling. Mirrors are hard- forgot about that!
6" cardboard round, drapery ring, map page, book pages, 3" round mirror