Today, the boys – meaning Kaleb, Justin and the 9 year old who is spending the PA Day at our house – played board games and Wii. This means while the 15-month old (who we also babysit) went down for his nap, I grabbed that spare hour to create this adorable wreath. Total crafting time? Less than an hour if you don’t include waiting for the mod-podge to dry.
I have boys… not big fans of pinks or reds but I wanted a pretty Valentine’s Wreath. I decided to go with a fun and bright colour scheme and the AC Everyday papers were perfect.
Here are the steps:
1) On the reverse side of patterned paper, trace hearts (or other shape) face side down.
2) I’ve decided you could probably skip the painting… but that’s hindsight!) Paint the hearts with the acrylic paint, front and sides first. Allow to dry.
3) While paint is drying, cut out shapes from paper and set aside.
4) If paint is dry, flip hearts over and paint the reverse side.
5) When paint is completely dry, apply mod-podge to hearts and adhere patterned papers. Seal with mod-podge if desired.
6) When mod-podge has dried, distress edges of hearts. You could use a sanding block but I cheated and used the fluid chalk.
7) Hot glue hearts in desired layout to wooden wreath form.
8) Embellish as desired. I might add some buttons or trim to mine at a later date. We’ll see…
9) Trim ribbon to appropriate length and attach to back of wreath.
10) Admire your work and hang where desired.
Fun & simple but oh-so-cute. Probably cost me less than $25 to put together. Easy to customize for any occasion or decor using different shapes and papers – Christmas, Easter, Spring, Etc. I love it!!! This will definitely be one I’m adding to my easy-to-make-but-fabulous-gift file!