Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Welcome Easter Wreath - Imaginisce i-Top project

I LOVE the Imaginisce i-Top tool so I was excited to hear we were suppose to create a button project using it. I finally decided on an Easter Wreath that I could hang on my door. I have seen lots of these tulle wreaths being made around Halloween and knew I wanted to try to make one. It you can tie your shoes, you can make this wreath. Yes, it is that easy, and Imaginisce tools can make it even easier for you! 
Want to know how I made this?

You will need a small styrofoam wreath (mine was 10" in diameter. It will look bigger once the tulle is tied on)
2 yards of tulle
Easter picks
yellow and orange spray inks
i-Top and medium buttons

1. Cut the tulle into 6" wide strips. Then cut the strips into 12" lengths. I used my Imaginisce CutBright Rotary Cutter and CutRight Acrylic Ruler to cut my strips in no time at all.
2. Fold the strips in half lengthwise, and then fold in half again. (Your strip is now 1 1/2" x 12") Tie around wreath using any knot you want. Tie the other strips on in the same way, pushing the strips together on the wreath until you are happy with its fullness.
3. Now we are ready to decorate it. I wanted to repurpose these flowers, so we are going to cut the stems off and pull them apart. This way we can use an i-top button in the middle and make attaching the flowers to the wreath a breeze.
4. I love the nubby texture of canvas and thought it would work great as the center of my flowers. Using the medium i-top template, I traced the shape and cut it out. I was concerned that it might be too bulky if I had just cut a circle.
5. Now we can dye the canvas using our yellow spray ink. My ink unfortunately is clogged, so I placed my canvas pieces in an embossing tray, and dab on the ink with the plastic tube from the ink bottle. Then I wanted to add some orange ink just around the edges. I find this method less messy then spraying when I want total coverage.
6. When the canvas is dry, you can use the i-Top tool to cover the medium buttons.
7. If your flowers do not have a hole in them, we are going to punch one. Don't worry, Imaginisce has a tool for that too, the i-Punch! What I love about the i-Punch is that it has different hole size punches all on the same tool, and you don't need separate tools for different size holes.
8. We are ready to attach our flowers to the wreath. Cut a length of wire that is long enough to wrap around the wreath. Thread the wire through the hole from the bottom of the flower, through the shank of the button and back down the hole.
9. Slide the tulle apart and wrap the wire around to the back side of the wreath. Twist the wire tight. Then I poked the ends of the wire into the styrofoam wreath to keep them from ripping the tulle. Slide the tulle back over the wire.
10. After the flowers are attached, add a bow using a length of wire too. If you are making your own bow - Imaginisce has a tool for cutting the ribbon! I used the i-Magicut Ribbon cutter on the ends of my bow, even though this ribbon is edged with wire. It doesn't cut the wire in the ribbon, but it will cut the ribbon and seal the edges. I then cut the wire with my scissors. If your ribbon is wrinkled, the i-Rock Mini Iron is perfect for ironing that ribbon. I love that it is small enough to take with me on crops!
11. Add a few Easter picks and your wreath is complete.

Imaginisce i-Top and Medium Buttons, CutBright Rotary Cutter, CutRight Acrylic Ruler, i-Punch, i-Rock Mini Iron, i-Magicut Ribbon Cutter

Celebrate It: wired ribbon, 2 yards tulle, Prima mist-able canvas sheet, flowers, Easter picks, wire, Floracraft10" styrofoam wreath, October Afternoon Sprinklers in Lemon Drop and Comet Tail

I hope you will check out the great tools Imaginisce has and give them a try :)


  1. Awesome Marcia! I'm a sucker for a fun wreath anyways. Great Job as always. Holly :-)

  2. This is a beautiful project Marcia! I just love the soft pretty feel of it!!! Bring on Spring right?!!!

  3. Gorgeous Easter wreath! The colors are beautiful and what a great tutorial!
    Sherrie K


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