Several months ago, I saved this wreath in my Crafts to Try folder, and I finally got around to doing it this past weekend.
MaryJanes and Galoshes, and I followed the tutorial there exactly, so I won't rehash that here. The only thing I did differently was that I first wrapped my wreath form with long strips of a paper sack that I cut apart. The wreath form I used was green and I didn't like that it showed through, plus it gave a better look to the back and I didn't have to worry about the hot glue melting the foam.
I used a scalloped circle punch from Stampin' Up! that was 2 3/8" in diameter and a foam wreath form from Dollar Tree. I bought a big bag of brown paper lunch sacks at the thrift store for less than $2. I bought them a while ago with this particular project in mind.
The wreath used fewer scalloped circles than I estimated. In fact, I had enough cut out to make two wreaths and I still have some left over. I was able to punch 12 circles from each lunch sack and I probably punched around twenty sacks. I bunched mine closer together on the wreath form, more like the version on Crazy Daisy than the version on MJ and G.
The only thing I haven't done is add the butterflies. I love how the butterflies look on the original wreath--I love the contrast of the bold outlines and color with the ruffly paper sacks. However, I think that the butterflies are not quite right for the season, since we're going into Autumn. I thought I'd ask you all for suggestions as to what I should put on the wreath instead--should I go with the butterflies, or is there something Autumnal or Halloweeny I could use instead like leaves or acorns or pumpkins? What do think?
Now that I look at my photos again, I think I need to try a version using scalloped circles punched out of book pages instead of the brown paper sacks. Maybe black and white text with glittery black bats would be neat for Halloween....hmm....looks like I need another trip to the Dollar Store for wreath forms and hot glue sticks!