Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mitten Wreath

Oh wow, did I ever have some fun with this project! 

I've been playing more and more with my Silhouette Cameo, and when they had 50% off their designs for Black Friday...I might have gotten a bit giddy with purchases...

Anyway, one of the designs that I purchased was a fabulous mitten wreath by Jennifer Wambach. 

I made one of the wreaths out of some Basic Grey papers (Jovial) that I had along with some shimmery cardstock (Coredinations). The design was incredibly simple to put together...there are four layers, the base wreath, the outlines of the mittens, the mittens and the cuffs. Because the base layer has the outline shape built right in, it is easy to glue and layer the mittens seamlessly.

I used six different patterned papers for the mittens and cuffs, inked them with black distress ink and glued them to the mitten base. I then used dimensional squares on the back of the mittens and glued them to the wreath base. Too easy! Oh, I did enlarge the original design...I just sized it up until the wreath base filled a 12x12 page, then cut everything accordingly.

The cutouts on the mittens alternate between snowflakes and circles. In this pic you can see that clearly and see the shine of the cardstock that I used.

Altogether a great project...but this one went out as a secret santa gift...shh...

Now I had to make one for myself! This time I pulled out blues...since that's my favorite color! I used DCWV patterned papers, and textured cardstock (Coredinations) plus some cardstock from stash.

I modified the design a bit, because I wanted to add buttons to the mittens. With the software that came with the Cameo it was as easy as ungrouping the design parts and deleting the snowflakes and bubbles from the mitten interior! 

After inking and gluing, this is the result!

I cut two additional mitten bases, then stamped them with some cute winter greetings from Unity and hung them from the middle of the wreath with baker's twine that I made into pom-poms.

I'll be linking up to Friends with Flair to show off the Unity stamps...if you have a project made with Unity you should join in!

I'm also linking up to the Cameo Creations Challenge ~ Christmas creations

And to the 3 Girl Jam Challenge ~ Christmas Inspirations

Thanks for stopping by! If you have a Silhouette machine, come back soon because I'll be sharing my first cutting file that I made myself! 



  1. These little ornaments are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing it on the 3 Girl JAM challenge blog.

    Cheri - 3 Girl JAM DT

  2. Meredith these are just adorable! I will have to check out that machine.

  3. These wreaths are so cute and what a great idea.

  4. Cute, cute, cute and more cute! I love those mittens-- so perfect!

  5. What a CUTE idea for a wreath! Love it!

  6. So cute, love the mitts, You showcased the stamps really well.

  7. Such beautiful projects!! Really liking the blue mittens, such much beautiful details.

  8. Great projects! All those mittens look so cute as a wreath!

  9. Very creative, and unique wreath! I love all the work you put into them!!

  10. Oh man, these are so cute ! I gotta make one!

  11. Those are beautiful. I couldn't do something like this as a Secret Santa before the actual gifts exchange because everybody will immediately know it was me, the crafty one. LOL

  12. These are just the cutest mittens! Great design! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  13. What a clever way to use the mittens! These are just great!

  14. Awesome!! Love the mitten wreath.

  15. A beautiful creative project. Congrats.

  16. Ohhhh myyyy gosh!! This is an awesome idea and SO super duper cute!! Thanks for playing along in the Cameo Creations challenge! : )


  17. This is so cute and such a great idea!! Thanks for linking up with 3 Girl JAM!


  18. Oh how cool!! Very lovely project! Thanks for joining the Cameo Creations Challenge.

  19. WOW~ I hope it is alright...I totally want to case this project! I LOVE those mittens!! Thanks for sharing your project with us over at Cameo Creations and 3 Girl Jam :)

  20. So fun and whimsical...such a unique idea and both are super darling. Thanks so much for linking up to our Christmas Challenge at 3 Girl JAM. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
    Jessica B.
    3GJ DT Member


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