I watched Heather's tutorial - it looked so easy - so I thought I'd have a crack at it.
This was what happened when I tried shrinking the plastic with the embossing tool (despite the assurances that it would flatten out when done)
So, for the second attempt I used the oven instead and had much better results.
I don't have any big dies so I used the cricut to cut a 5 inch scalloped circle and then cut a circle out of the centre to give the wreath shape. I could not believe how much it shrunk!
Then the fun started. Heather had simply dropped beads onto her shape and set them in place. For every bead that stuck for me, at least 5 blew away or slipped gently off the side. And then I thought I'd try some shaved ice - oh the mess!
However, the resulting wreath is very pretty so maybe I'll try it again when I've got a bit more time.
I then had 1 final problem. How do you attach vellum so that the adhesive doesn't show through?