Wednesday, March 22, 2017

paper plate flower wreath

If you are a long time reader, you will know that I love making wreaths and using them around the house year round. With the start of spring, I wanted to come up with a bright white floral wreath that I could use as a fun accent in our home. 

I used paper plates to create a variety of whimsical flowers for my wreath. The great thing about paper plates is that you can fold, bend and mold them and they are thick enough to hold their shape.

I wanted flowers in all kinds of different shapes so I started by cutting the edges of the paper plates. These edges are the petals of the flowers.

I used 4 paper plates each cut smaller and smaller.

Next, I used the end of a paint brush to lightly roll the petals to give them a little dimension.

I rolled all the edges of each paper plate and then using hot glue, I glued and stacked them on top of each other.

To create the middle of my flower, I used the outside strip of the paper plate. I made small cuts into the strip.

Next, I rolled and glued the strip.

Then I glued this piece to the center of the flower.

I repeated this process to create different flowers in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Using a large embroidery hoop, I glued all of those paper flowers to the hoop. 

The result is a whimsical paper wreath perfect for celebrating the beginning of spring!

Monday, March 20, 2017

a peek inside the petals and paint art retreat

Over the weekend I hosted my Petals and Paint Retreat and as usual I was left feeling inspired and honored to have the opportunity to teach and connect with a group of 19 amazing women. While I've been teaching for a long time, I always walk away humbled and feeling grateful for this crazy- creative life. I am so VERY thankful for those of you out there who support what I do!

last day of SALE!

Hey friends! Today is the last day of my big SALE on online classes! You can head on over to the shop HERE to view all of my online classes.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

see you next week!

Ok friends! I am signing off for the rest of the week because I am getting ready for my Petals and Paint Retreat this weekend! I'll be back on Monday but if you want to see what I am up to this weekend, you can follow me on Instagram.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

a peek into drawin' letters with make wells

Hey friends! Tomorrow Drawin' Letters with Megan Wells goes live tomorrow! Here is a little peek into the class.

Class Intro from Megan E Wells on Vimeo.

Learn the basics of hand lettering from a unique perspective with South Florida-based artist Megan Wells, of Makewells. This class will introduce you to creating a variety of stylistic letterforms through exercises, prompts, and practices, all based on the principles of drawing.  Megan will also show you ways to draw printed type and cursive scripts, how to transform letters, words, and phrases into creative works of art, and will share tips on discovering your own unique lettering style!

Check out more details or register HERE

Monday, March 13, 2017

big sale this week!

Tuesday is my 42nd birthday (YIKES!) and it's a tradition around here to celebrate with a sale! So all week long I've got online classes marked way down. You can view my entire collection of unlimited access online classes HERE 

Thursday, March 09, 2017

around these parts

You can see more of life around these parts over on Instagram where I document and share a more personal look into our life. You can follow me HERE for a peek into our daily happenings.


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