Happy New Year!
It's always sad when Christmas is over and all the pretty decorations come down and everything looks a little blah. So, this year I created a beautiful, yet simple wreath that can stand alone, or with a few seasonal fillers can be used to celebrate all 4 seasons!
Here are the supplies you will need:
(1). Wreath Base
(3). Floral picks
(6). Hot Glue Gun
Before you cut out the leaves, take your hot glue gun and run a bead of glue around the inside edge of each leaf. This will ensure that the burlap wont unravel after you cut them.
Cut, cut, cut. Cut out all the burlap leaves with a scissors.
Next comes the fun part because you can get as creative as you want with the colors of your leaves when painting. A firm "stencil" brush works great when painting burlap by hand. Lay the leaves on a sheet of wax paper and paint away.
Let the leaves dry on the sheet of wax paper.
For some of the darker colors I used Rust-Oleum's Hammered Spray paint. If you want to add some sparkle to a few of the leaves, a top coat of Spray Glitter works great.
If you use a combination of natural colors it is easy to adapt it to any season when adding filler later on.
Next, I broke my floral picks into thirds (about the size of a toothpick), and placed one end at the base of a dried leaf. Place a drop of glue at the base of the leaf and fold over the floral pick. Once the glue is dry, insert it into the wreath base. Repeat until the wreath reaches the desired fullness.
Here are three different wreathes all using the green leaves as a base and adding the bronze, grey, brown and silver leaves in different amounts.
This wreath can be used throughout the year simply by adding seasonal filler.
Here are a few "filler" ideas for the 4 seasons.
Light colored ribbon
Large colorful flowers
Large white Flowers
Rust colored berries
Red Holly Berries
Hope you are blessed in this New Year!
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