Sunday, March 11, 2012

Something Blue

Recently, I had the pleasure of making a Spring Wreath for the magazine I work for, Family Times. Instead of going the Easter route, I decided instead to make a Spring wreath to keep up through May. I am very pleased with the outcome and cannot believe how quick and easy this wreath was to make.

You will need:

hot glue gun
Elmer's School Glue (blue)
spray paint
very thin steel wire
small frame (found mine @ Hobby Lobby)
chipboard letter
scrapbook paper
any adornments such as vintage brooches and premade fabric flowers (again found @ Hobby Lobby)
Wreath (found @ Hobby Lobby)

Start by spraying your wreath with paint. Be sure to do this in a very open well ventilated outside space. Spray your wreath in intervals and let dry in between to prevent dripping.

Allow several hours for your wreath to dry. Then position your brooches and flowers before hot gluing on to the wreath.

Trace the paper insert from your frame onto the back of your scrapbook paper. Cut out and insert inside as a backdrop to your initial.

Before hot gluing your initial onto the outside of the frame, coat your chipboard letter with the Elmer's glue and glitter.

attach the frame with ribbon and hot glue onto the back of the wreath. To further secure your ribbon and frame, twist the steel wire around the riboon and make a small loop at the top for hanging.