Your­self! CRE­ATE IT

Want to bring some of Car­men Pa­trick’s vin­tage flo­ral style to your own home? Try de­coupag­ing a wooden let­ter with scrap­book pa­per or crafting this pretty wreath with doilies and pa­per roses.

Country Sampler Holiday Homes December 2018 - - Festive Homes -


Leave a few small ar­eas of the wreath base ex­posed to re­veal sec­tions of the rib­bon-wrapped form.

De­coupaged Wooden Let­ter

Add charm to a gift with this flo­ral let­ter trimmed with glit­ter and greens. Trace a wooden let­ter face­down onto a piece of scrap­book pa­per and then cut out. Ad­here the pa­per let­ter to the wooden let­ter with de­coupage medium. Coat the top of the let­ter with de­coupage medium and let dry com­pletely. Use a paint­brush to cover all in­side and out­side ar­eas of the let­ter with glue, work­ing in small sec­tions. Sprin­kle glit­ter onto the wet glue. Let dry. In­stall an eye hook in the top of the let­ter. Thread with glit­tered rib­bon for a hanger and tuck in sprigs of fresh green­ery.


This let­ter would look just as lovely hang­ing on a stock­ing or chair back.

Doily Wreath with Pa­per Roses

Cre­ate a ro­man­tic wreath with del­i­cate doilies, pa­per roses and strands of beads. Wrap a foam wreath form with cro­chet-like lace rib­bon. Pin to se­cure. Cut sim­i­lar rib­bons into var­i­ous lengths for lacy flow­ers. For each, hand-sew along one long edge, leav­ing ex­tra thread on both sides. Care­fully pull thread from both ends to cinch the rib­bon and cre­ate a flower-like piece. Tie the thread ends to­gether. At­tach the rib­bon flow­ers to the wreath with dec­o­ra­tive pins. At­tach pre­made pa­per roses in the same fash­ion. Drape a beaded neck­lace trimmed with tas­sels across the wreath and se­cure with pins.

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