Thursday, March 21, 2013

Paper Source Peony Wreath

Our first day of Spring felt like January.  The low temperatures and piles of snow still on the ground did not make for a springlike feeling.  I got out my kit from the Paper Source and started to make my peony wreath, until Mother Nature is ready to let the seasons change.
The kit comes with all the precut flower parts just ready to punch out.  Almost everything you need is included except...a bone folder, check...scissors...check, double sided tape, I started.
At first it's a little overwhelming, so many pieces of paper.  How in the world will I ever make a lifelike peony from these pieces?

But following the directions, yes that's a first for me...
pretty soon I had a table full of beautiful blooms!

These flowers took me back in time to our yard in the city.  In fact every yard had peony bushes.
Every year, my dear Dad cut the first open peony blossom for my Mom, and after my sweet Mom passed, Dad always brought the first blossom to me.

The wreath came together in several hours. 

Here is the finished product.   I added the moss green grosgrain ribbon.
It is so pretty on my Tiffany blue door. I will display it inside until Easter,
since it is paper and fragile.

Thanks again to my new friend Sharon Wexroad who invited
25 bloggers to her store on Saturday. Though I missed the make and take,
without her invitation I would have missed the beauty and fun of making this wreath.

The Penny Report...It was an infection, and Penny is being treated with antibiotics. 
She's still not 100%, but is starting to be her old cheerful and silly self. 
It's just a few days Kris and Doug and my sweet p. drop in for an Easter visit. 
Nothing makes me happier than having all my chicks back in the nest!

Thanks for dropping by my friends, and for your kind comments.  Enjoy this beautiful day!

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Blondie's Journal said...

The wreath is just beautiful, Penny! I'd love to do something like this. It looks great on your door. Thanks for sharing the memories of your dad, he sounds like he was a real romantic!

Enjoy your company!


Melanie said...

Your peony wreath is so's amazing how paper can look like real flowers! I sure did have a wonderful day - and that's because I spent part of it with a wonderful person! :-)

The Feathered Nest said...

Penny!!! The wreath turned out so beautiful!!!! I just love it...and I'm so very happy baby Penny is on the mend, it is always so worrisome when babies are sick!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Wow, that wreath is gorgeous! Perfect for spring/Easter. We planted a peony bush at our very first house. I loved it.

Betsy said...

I am glad to have found your blog. Beautiful Peony wreath! Never seen one like this.
I love it.