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Quatrefoil Wreath Tutorial

8 Jun
My Quatrefoil obsession continues.
I decided to try to make a quatrefoil wreath to hang in front of my house. Here’s what I did:
1. I took two small foam wreaths and cut it each in half with scissors.
2. Then I laid the pieces on my works surface and lined up the edges so it was even. I trimmed a couple of the sides so they would line up correctly.
3. I pinned the wreath edges together so the wreath would maintain it’s shape and so the edges would be tight.
4. Then I hot glued the edges together.
5. When the glue was cool, I wrapped the wreath in fabric. I cut a 2 inch section of fabric about 4 feet long. I wrapped it tightly all the way around the wreath and hot glued the ends down.
6. I added some ric rac and coordianting fabric to another strip of the fabric and added that at the top to hang the wreath.
7. I decided that it needed something else, so when I was at the craft store, I spied this plastic plate. I took it home and printed off a vinyl “H” on my Cricut and applied it to the plate.
8. I drilled a hole at the top of the plate. Added some ribbon and attached it to the bottom of the ribbon at the top of the wreath.
And speaking of my favorite things, the Martha Stewart-inspired challenge is going on right now over at The CSI Project! Come link up your projects — the Martha Stewart Crafts Department are the guest judge this week. You can link up past projects too!

Visit thecsiproject.com

I’m linking this up to these fun parties:

The Girl Creative
The DIY Show Off
Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Have a wonderful day!

Quatrefoil Wreath Tutorial

8 Jun
My Quatrefoil obsession continues.
I decided to try to make a quatrefoil wreath to hang in front of my house. Here’s what I did:
1. I took two small foam wreaths and cut it each in half with scissors.
2. Then I laid the pieces on my works surface and lined up the edges so it was even. I trimmed a couple of the sides so they would line up correctly.
3. I pinned the wreath edges together so the wreath would maintain it’s shape and so the edges would be tight.
4. Then I hot glued the edges together.
5. When the glue was cool, I wrapped the wreath in fabric. I cut a 2 inch section of fabric about 4 feet long. I wrapped it tightly all the way around the wreath and hot glued the ends down.
6. I added some ric rac and coordianting fabric to another strip of the fabric and added that at the top to hang the wreath.
7. I decided that it needed something else, so when I was at the craft store, I spied this plastic plate. I took it home and printed off a vinyl “H” on my Cricut and applied it to the plate.
8. I drilled a hole at the top of the plate. Added some ribbon and attached it to the bottom of the ribbon at the top of the wreath.
And speaking of my favorite things, the Martha Stewart-inspired challenge is going on right now over at The CSI Project! Come link up your projects — the Martha Stewart Crafts Department are the guest judge this week. You can link up past projects too!

Visit thecsiproject.com

I’m linking this up to these fun parties:

The Girl Creative
The DIY Show Off
Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Have a wonderful day!

Quatrefoil Obsession Update

28 May
Thanks for your sweet comments on my Quatrefoil Stencil/Project.
I wanted to share a couple projects that people made with the stencil I shared:
Amanda from Imperfectly Beautiful made this wonderful canvas.
And Julie from My Lil’ Budget Book turned this entertainment center from this:

to this:

So cute! And here’s something really cool. Ashley from Cute as a Fox contacted me and asked if she could turn the stencil into a
Cricut SVG file. How cool is that?
https://i1.wp.com/www.infobarrel.com/media/image/2368.jpg
I am still trying to figure my Cricut out, but Ashley says that In order to use a SVG file with your Cricut you will need a software called Sure Cuts a Lot — which allows you to cut any True Type Fonts, and shapes from your computer. You don’t have to buy cartridges anymore! You can purchase the software here. They also have a huge forum where you can download tons of images ready to cut.

Once you have the software installed, there is a button that looks like a little present and says SVG on it. You click on the button and choose your SVG file to import. Then you can size it how you need it and print

it to your Cricut machine. So much easier than cutting it out.

Thanks Ashley!!!
If you want to use the Quatrefoil stencil with your Cricut — HERE is the free SVG file that Ashley created!
If you don’t have a Cricut, and want to use the regular stencil — HERE is the link.
And, if you have made something using the stencil, let me know – I would love to feature it!
XOXO
PS – I made a quatrefoil wreath — I will be sharing it next week 🙂

Quatrefoil Obsession Update

28 May
Thanks for your sweet comments on my Quatrefoil Stencil/Project.
I wanted to share a couple projects that people made with the stencil I shared:
Amanda from Imperfectly Beautiful made this wonderful canvas.
And Julie from My Lil’ Budget Book turned this entertainment center from this:

to this:

So cute! And here’s something really cool. Ashley from Cute as a Fox contacted me and asked if she could turn the stencil into a
Cricut SVG file. How cool is that?
https://i1.wp.com/www.infobarrel.com/media/image/2368.jpg
I am still trying to figure my Cricut out, but Ashley says that In order to use a SVG file with your Cricut you will need a software called Sure Cuts a Lot — which allows you to cut any True Type Fonts, and shapes from your computer. You don’t have to buy cartridges anymore! You can purchase the software here. They also have a huge forum where you can download tons of images ready to cut.

Once you have the software installed, there is a button that looks like a little present and says SVG on it. You click on the button and choose your SVG file to import. Then you can size it how you need it and print

it to your Cricut machine. So much easier than cutting it out.

Thanks Ashley!!!
If you want to use the Quatrefoil stencil with your Cricut — HERE is the free SVG file that Ashley created!
If you don’t have a Cricut, and want to use the regular stencil — HERE is the link.
And, if you have made something using the stencil, let me know – I would love to feature it!
XOXO
PS – I made a quatrefoil wreath — I will be sharing it next week 🙂