“Chill Out” Wreath

December 5, 2015RaChil Luke

Hey everyone! It feels like Christmas is going to be here in no time and I feel so unprepared…I still have my Halloween tree up…so maybe I can say I’m going for a Nightmare Before Christmas sort of thing. Anyway, today I bring you guys a project that has been in the works for way too long. I got the original supplies to make this thing over two years ago when a girlfriend and I were on an inspiration-seeking Joann’s trip. i never got time to make it that season/ couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it exactly so I postponed until last December when I 180ed my idea and made a wreath that was very underwhelming, it needed a lot of rehab. Cue this year and I finally got it right! Let me know what you think, and learn how to make your own below!

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suppliesSupplies:

  • Foam Wreath (This one is spray painted silver, they were out of white when I went)
  • Length of 2 in. ribbon
  • Baker’s twine or thinner ribbon
  • Foam brush
  • Glue gun
  • Fabric Mod Podge
  • Scissors
  • White sculpey
  • Iridescent glitter
  • Wooden skewer
  • Sheet of stiff white felt (it’s there you just can’t see)
  • Icy themed Decor (I grabbed some glitter snowflakes to give it a little extra something)
  • Iridescent or silver tinsel (I grabbed one of each for 99¢ and twisted them together)

Step 1: Download this file and print it out. Cut your letters out.
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Trace your letters onto the back of your felt (I’m not sure if there’s a technically right or wrong side to the felt). Cut your letters  out.
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Mix glitter and Mod Podge together and paint the mixture onto your letters to give them a glistening snow effect!
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Step 2:  Roll 4-5 snake/log shapes that taper into points at one end. Skewer a hanging-hole near the top.
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Bake your icicles as your clay package directs.
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Step 3: String your icicles on your baker’s twine and secure with knots or hot glue so they don’t slide around. Tie to the wreath, secure baker’s twine with hot glue.
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Step 4: Secure the tail end of your tinsel to your wreath with hot glue. Wrap around and secure with glue every few loops.
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Can’t resist putting in this shot of Oliver trying to act innocent; “Of course I’m only here to observe mommy, I would never have ulterior tinsel-eating motives”
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Step 5: Glue down your letters and any other wintery bits and bobs you might have!
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After 2 years of working on this project every winter season I’m happy just to finally have it done but I think the extra revision definitely strengthened the design. I’m proud to have it hang on my front door!
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Til Next Time!
RaChil

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