Welcome the holidays with a new twist on a traditional wreath theme. Julie Lewis designed this amazing holiday wreath. This project combines several different materials including wood, FolkArt paints, and yarn. Do not be intimidated by this project, although it calls for several materials it is actually easy to make, just take your time. This wreath would look absolutely lovely on your door. Let all your neighbors know you are in the holiday spirit. All the supplies you will need are below. Click here to find the complete instructions.
The creative crafts people make, never cease to amaze me. This ice cream cone wreath is so cute, and unique. I have never seen anything like it. I also like that this holiday project uses non traditional Christmas colors. Using non-traditional colors on holiday crafts is a very hot trend this season. I found this wreath on a fellow craft blog, Yesterday on Tuesday. This is a simple project to create, and the supplies needed to make this include Mod Podge, Styrofoam, and FolkArt. Below are the first 4 steps of how to re-create this wreath. Click here to see the full supply list, and instructions.
Project created by Julie Lewis
Halloween has always been a favorite and fun holiday. It’s not just for kids anymore and Halloween crafting and décor is fast becoming a seriously hot trend. Pairing elegant with Halloween takes crafting in a new direction and this hanging wreath shows what levels you can go to.
Here is what you’ll need:
FolkArt® Acrylic Paint – 479 Pure Black, 660 Pure Gold, 741 Glazed Carrots, 2577 Toasted Vanilla
FolkArt® Extreme Glitter™ – 2786 Gold, 2793 Orange, 2797 Black
FolkArt® Crackle Medium – 696
Wood bird cut out, 3” wood disk, 14” paper Mache or wood wreath, Black feathers, Glue, #1 Liner brush, ½” Flat brush,
Pencil, Black/Cream damask ribbon, Wire, Scissors, Antique gold purse/drapery ring, a Ruler
Gather your supplies…
Basecoat your wreath and bird with Pure Black.
Let dry thoroughly.
Generously apply Crackle Medium to wreath in a slip slap motion.
This is what it will look like when completely covered. Set aside to dry while you go on to something else. It should lose its shiny appearance when dry.
Apply Black Exteme Glitter to bird. Let dry between coats and apply as many coats as desired for maximum glitter.
Paint your wood disk with Glazed Carrots and when dry, apply Orange Extreme Glitter. Extreme Glitter is awesome anytime but, it’s especially awesome for Halloween!
Now let’s crackle! It’s no secret that I love crackle so I have to use it again here. Apply Toasted Vanilla in the same slip slap motion all over the wreath.
Try not to overlap where you started as it will already have crackled by the time you get around the wreath. It’s so cool to watch!
Paint the inner and outer lip with Pure Gold.
Now apply the Gold Extreme Glitter.
Rub your pencil over the back of your flying witch pattern.
Trace onto your glittered disk. Press hard as the surface will be slightly rough.
It will be slightly hard to see but, there will be enough to go by.
Paint your witch with a liner brush in Pure Black. Keep your pattern handy to refer to if any parts are too hard to read.
Paint a few starburst shapes and you are done with the moon!
Paint accent lines on crow with liner brush. Create eye by using opposite end of brush dipped in paint.
Starting at sixteen inches, cut lengths of ribbon descending in size to about nine inches.
Fold each length in on itself and glue at the center.
When all your loops are glued, stack them and tie in center with wire.
Fan the loops out to create bow.
Glue a small piece of ribbon around center to hide wire.
Cut two lengths of ribbon and glue back to back for hanger.
Glue feathers to bottom end of wreath.
Glue bird and moon in place.
Glue bow and hanger ribbon in place.
Thread ring through loose end of hanger and secure at desired length.
I’m interrupting our reguarly scheduled programming since it’s the week before Halloween. I think we’re all in the Halloween mode, and I had to share a recently completed project with you that I just LOVE. I’m a huge fan of my friend Heather’s blog Dollar Store Crafts, and it’s always a fun challenge to head to my local Dollar Tree and see what I can come up with. I knew I wanted to do something Halloween-related and use FolkArt Extreme Glitter, but besides that, I had no idea what I was doing when I walked into the Dollar Tree. It was SO much fun, and this skull wreath resulted. Here’s how I did it.
Gather These Supplies
- Straw wreath – $1
- Skull heads – I got one bag of nine for $1
- Bunch of flowers – $1
- FolkArt Extreme Glitter, Black
- FolkArt Fabric Paint, Amethyst
- Spray paint, black
- Hot Glue Gun
- Paint brush
Here’s the skull loot. I got a big one too, for $1. Wasn’t sure if Iwould do anything with it. Hey, it’s only $1!
I spray painted everything black outside in a box. Normally I would paint my surface with FolkArt, but in this case it was plastic. I had to spray paint. Don’t forget to spray paint your wreath too.
Once the skull heads were dry, I painted them with black Extreme Glitter. I had a hard time with the brush. . .
So I switched to a small spouncer. MUCH better! The skull heads painted up quickly. Don’t forget to let them dry completely.
For this next step, cut the flower heads off of the plastic stems and discard the stems. Paint each flower petal with your fabric paint. You will need a few coats, so allow to dry between each coat before adding more paint. FolkArt Fabric is pretty thick and has great coverage, so I only had to do a few coats.
Hot glue your flowers all the way around your wreath. Only seven fit – that was just fine.
Add a large dab of hot glue into the middle of each flower, and then press the back of the skull head down. Allow to dry before you hang your wreath.
Can you believe how easy that was? This wreath didn’t take me very long at all, so I went back to my larger skull head and painted it purple . . .
I had already spray painted it black, but I had an idea. Since there was spray paint on the skull head, it was easy to paint over with FolkArt Acrylic.
I used Black AND Purple Extreme Glitter to make a fancy table decoration in addition to my wreath! I’m so happy with my skulls, and the projects were as easy as it gets. I encourage you to give yourself a dollar store challenge with Extreme Glitter, then share what you come up with in the comments!
I’m such a huge fan of Halloween – the cuteness and the colors thrill me! I love witches, ghosts and pumpkins . . . so when I saw this wreath on Women’s Day, I immediately clicked on it. I found out it uses Plaid FolkArt and Apple Barrel colors, and I liked it all the better! I wasn’t sure what the heads were made of, and I laughed when I saw that it was tennis balls. I have a tennis court right around the corner, and I bet if I look in the grass around the edge I could find enough to make this wreath. I have the rest of the goods on hand. Take a peek at the instructions right here, and I hope you’ll consider making a cute wreath of your very own.