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crop circles april blog hopWelcome to the April blog hop for Crop Circles! If you’re hopping along you should have come here from Cathy’s blog and her fabulous project. The theme this month is Spring – just right to get us all in the mood for warmer weather and less snow (as if we weren’t already itching for that!).

I had originally done a canvas for this but since I decided to try to submit it, and because it’s for a class I’m teaching at The Paperie retreat the end of this month, I chose to hang onto it and make something else instead.

I’ve been into decorating my front door this year – Christmas, Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter….

The problem is that once Easter was over I was at a loss as to what to hang there next. Well, a spring wreath sounds good to me!

spring wreath

I was lucky enough to get the wreath on sale for less than $2 and then, while watching The Voice last night, I die cut and rolled the flowers from Papertrey Ink 100% wool felt.

spring wreath - flowers

Once they were adhered, I thought the wreath was missing something so I went poking through my stash where I found some soft yellow sheer ribbon – perfect for the pastels I had going on!

At the last minute I added a blingy gem to the bow and finally considered it done.

spring wreath - ribbon

The great thing about this project? It was quick, super easy, and looks fabulous! I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to have to actually buy one like this already made – have you seen what they cost?!?! And let’s be honest, now I have bragging rights to the fact that I actually made it! πŸ™‚

I do have to credit my mom for this idea. She is constantly saying she’s not crafty but at Christmas time she took a wreath like this, painted it white and then added rolled cream felt flowers and a wide red satin ribbon. It was as gorgeous as it sounds, really beautiful!

If you’ve made it this far congrats! Your reward is…. (drum roll)… I’m going to draw for a little Maya Road Prize package! Leave a comment on this post by midnight Newfoundland time, April 12, and you’ll be eligible for this prize plus the grand prize. The more comments you leave along the hop, the more chances you have to win!

Next on the hop is Michelle so head on over there, give her love, and enjoy some more Spring! And if you get lost along the way or encounter a broken link, here’s the full list – enjoy!

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