Welcome to the DCWV and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Winter blog hop~

Join DCWV and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  December 8th ~ 12th as both blogs will be sharing fun winter projects featuring products from both companies.

Check in each day on both blogs for chances to win lots of fabulous prizes.

And who doesn’t like prizes?

Over the years I have made several seasonal wreathes to hang in our breakfast nook; however, my hubby has repeatedly pointed out that I have not yet made a Winter inspired one.

My wreath~


He can’t say that now. He he.

I used two prints from the DCWV Candy Cane Lane Stack to cut my poinsettia.

I wanted a vintage look to my flowers, so I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Butterscotch Gelatos to age them.

Making 2

I used a paint brush to paint the Gelatos mixed with water onto the petals.

This was also the perfect time to shape my petals while they were damp.

Since this wreath  is for Winter I thought it needed a bit of sparkle.

Making 4

Okay, maybe a lot of sparkle.

I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze to coat the petals and then sprinkled them heavily with Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter.

Making 5

I will warn you that if you attempt this be prepared to have glitter everywhere.

Currently my craft room looks like Tinker Bell has been here.

Then it was simply a matter of hot gluing my flowers together and onto the wreath.

To add a bit more dimension and texture I embossed several petals cut from the DCWV Foiled Vellum Stack and added throughout the paper flowers.

A few close-ups~

Wreath Close Up 1 Wreath Close Up 4 Wreath Close Up 3 Wreath Close Up 2

I hope you will check out all the projects featured during the DCWV and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Winter blog hop.

Leave a comment here telling what your favorite Holiday decoration is by midnight Sunday December 14th for your chance to win a DCWV prize pack filled with Christmas Stacks and other DCWV goodies from me.

A random winner will be announced Monday December 15th.

Good luck!

I used~

DCWV Candy Cane Lane Stack, Foiled Vellum Stack

Faber-Castell Memory Craft Glaze and Butterscotch Double Scoop Gelatos

3D Poinsettia Image by Amanda McGee, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder, Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter, Grapevine Wreath, Ribbon


53 thoughts on “Welcome to the DCWV and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Winter blog hop~

  1. Very pretty! Love your flowers.
    Hmm, I don’t know, I just like so much of it. Lights are awesome, love my 3ft reindeer I made a few years back, love all the fun things the kids have made. But I guess it’s just not Christmas w/o the stockings hung, so I’ll go with that.

  2. LOVE everything about the flowers on your wreath…the shape, the paper AND the glitter!! Hmmmm…favorite Christmas decoration…it may be cheating a little bit, but I think I’ll go with Christmas lights!

  3. I love your wreath. It would be fun to make one. My favorite decorations are whimsical elves & santas that a friend makes out of re-purposed items. They make me happy!

  4. Your wreath is so pretty I love that paper and the sparkle, my favorite decorations are my snowmen but the singing tree is a close second 😉

  5. Love all that glitter on
    you pretty wreath! I
    like the Christmas lights!
    Remember ones we had
    as children that were big
    and bumpy.
    Carla from Utah

  6. I just love this wreath! I have never heard of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze, I need to get some ASAP! The way the gelato aged the paper is gorgeous!

  7. Wow your wreath is gorgeous, I love it, one of my favorite decorations have always been wreaths and someday I’m going to craft one. lol

  8. This turned out so beautifully, hopefully your hubby is impressed!!! I know what you mean about that MS glitter!!! My fave decoration is my ceramic light up tree, we get to add the tiny colored light bulbs into it (50 of them!) and then turn it on.. It’s always quite the event with my little one 🙂

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful wreath!!! Got to make some of those poinsettias WITH the glitter – it really set them off! …and yet another way to use the geletos! Thanks!!
    My favorite Christmas decorations are a set of ceramic Christmas Carolers that are standing on a cobblestone looking street corner, complete with an old time looking street lamp that is lit with a flickering light. So peaceful & cozy to sit & look at after a hectic day of shopping!…

  11. I love the rustic look of your wreath! Originally being a mid-west girl, it goes with any décor as far as I’m concerned! Glad your hubby’s finally happy, too! LOL!

  12. This is beautiful! I love the patterned papers you used and the glitter is absolutely the icing on top! My favorite decoration(s) are the many “Joy” ornaments that have been given to me over the years. I enjoy seeing them on my tree and remembering the person who gifted them to me.

  13. DELIGHTFUL wreath Sara!!!
    LOVE your color combo & dimension of the sparkling and embossed petals of your poinsettias, they look so beautiful against the twigs in your wreath base!!!
    I love to hang handmade garlands around the house and I also love the wreath that we hang at the front door, it was made for us by a friend many, many years ago 🙂

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  16. Love the flowers. What did you use to cut them? Love the added glitter so festive. My favorite Christmas decorations is a Gingerbread family and snowmen.

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