I have another map craft today (did you see the Map Deco Cubes yesterday?) Last week, Patty Schaffer shared her Sweet, Watermelon Wreath and today she shares another gorgeous wreath – the Map Flowers Wreath. You’ll use an old, folding map or atlas to make this Map Flowers Wreath. You could make it personal and use a map from your home state or a map from your summer vacation. Or, make one (or several) as teacher’s gifts to celebrate the start of the new school year.
To make a Map Flowers Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath, beveled front
- Ribbon, 1-1/2” x 2 yds.
- Crystal gems with flat backs
- Double-sided tape
- Glue dots, regular and mini
- Tools needed: Scissors; assorted large flower punches; straight pins
To make a Map Flower Wreath:
1. Using the double-sided tape, cover the inside and outside edges of the wreath with ribbon. (You can also use a thick, white craft glue and pin the ribbon in place while the glue dries.)
2. Cut the map into smaller pieces to fit in the paper punches. Punch out assorted flowers from the map.
3. Mix and match the flowers, forming double layered flowers. Use mini glue dots to keep the flower layers together.
4. Arrange the flowers on the wreath, but don’t attach them yet. Carefully and gently push each flower into the foam wreath, forming a small “bowl” to cup the flower. This will give the flowers shape. Attach each flower to the wreath with glue dots.
5. Attach a crystal gem to the center of each flower using a mini glue dot.
I carefully looked over Patty’s wreath and found my hometown. Do you have a special city, state or even country that you want to commemorate on your Map Flowers Wreath? Or did you travel somewhere special this summer? Tell me about your summer road trip.