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Craft Project: How To Make a “Hello” Spring Wreath

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It is only February, but aren't you ready for spring? This wreath will hang on your front door to welcome spring and your guests. Welcome your friends with a cheery Hello using paints from Plaid.

Craft Project: How To Make a "Hello" Spring Wreath

Materials:

  • Wreath form
  • One skein of yarn in spring colors
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Foam Letters
  • Buttons
  • Hot glue
  • Ribbon
  • Scalloped Edge Scissors
  • Plaid paint (Folk Art paints in acrylic and glitter)

Directions:

1.) Take your yarn and wrap around your wreath form. The variegated yarn will make stripes as you wrap. Once your form is covered, glue the end of the yarn down in the back.

2.) Create the "Hello" banner. For the "Hello" banner, I used a variety of pre-cut tag shapes. You can cut these yourself into any shape you wish or use pre-cut ones like I did. These do not have to all be the same color. You are going to paint right on the paper. One coat of acrylic paint and one coat of glitter paint on each tag. Make sure the paint colors you use match.

3.) Add on foam letters to spell "Hello" after the paint dries. Run a strand of ribbon through the holes at the top and tie on your wreath. If the tags do not stay positioned like you want, add a drop of hot glue to hold each in place.

4.) Now let's make some paper flowers for our wreath. Take a full size sheet of scrapbook paper (mine was 12 inch by 12 inch paper) and paint it any color you choose.  Again use acrylic for the first coat and glitter for the second coat. Allow to dry. Cut into approximately 1 1/2 inch wide strips with your scalloped edge scissors. Fold each strip "accordion" style.

5.) Place two accordion folded strips together to make a circle. Hot glue both ends together.

6.) Turn over to the back and make your accordion circle into a flat flower like shape. Add hot glue to the center. Hold until set.

7.) Turn over to the front and add hot glue in the center, holding until set. You can really add a ton of glue to the back as it will not be seen. Be a little more careful in the front.

8.) Add these to your wreath with some more hot glue. But wait, they need a little something to cover up that ugly middle.

9.) Cover the middles. I found these plain wood buttons at the Dollar Tree and glammed them up with some paint. Again, one coat of acrylic paint and one coat of glitter paint will go on each one.

10.) Place the buttons in the center of your flower shapes with hot glue. Don't have plain wood buttons? You could paint regular buttons or just use them as-is.

11.) Add a ribbon to the back of the wreath and hang this on your door.

This wreath will be a a lovely touch of glitter to welcome spring into your home.

My favorite part is a tie between the glittery paint and the fuzzy yarn. Maybe when spring sees this on my front door it will feel welcomed!

What fun and creative things are you making for spring?

Angie is a full time working wife and mother to three great kids.  You can find her at The Country Chic Cottage blogging about creative crafts, vintage finds, farmhouse style, and everything in between.  Angie sells some of her vintage goodies in her etsy shop.  You can also follow her on twitter, facebook, pinterest, or google plus.

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