Do you have a old wreath that is faded, old and you are not sure why you kept it, but you did laying around? Well this project is going to make you feel good that you kept it. If a wreath such as this does not exist in your stash, pick up a natural, light colored wreath and try some of the same techniques.
If you haven’t tried our Canvas Corp line of Burlap & Canvas Flowers, one look at this project and you will want to play with them right away. These Burlap Flowers make the perfect accessory for many craft, home decor and fashion projects. Available in a wide range of colors, these flowers are hand-cut and hand sewn and no two are exactly alike. You can mis and match them to make your color palette or the color can be altered with Tattered Angels Mists and Paints. You can also add some 7 gypsies findings, rhinestones or glitter for more pizzazz.
Today CCB Crew Designer, Sanna or Papierstau created this gorgeous Spring wreath using an old wreath base, Canvas Corp Burlap Flowers, Tattered Angels Mists and some fun bakery twine. The result is this gorgeous wreath which is perfect piece to brighten up the front door…Lets get started….
I have a plain wooden wreath hanging on my door during the summertime. It used to have some blue hues to it, however sun bleached them out, so it needed some altering. What better way to add some color, than to use burlap flowers and Glimmer Mist on the wreath. Looks like new now!!!
- Canvas Corp; Green, Teal and Yellow Burlap Flowers
- Tattered Angels; Verdigris and Kiwi Glimmer Mist
- Bakery twine-grey, blue and yellow
- Yellow buttons
- Silk flowers – you can mist them to coordinate with your color story
- Tools Used: heat gun, glue gun, scissors, paint brush, cup or plate (optional)
Step 1: Start with a new or old plain, nautral wreath, if it has been in the elements, wipe it down and remove leaves, webs, etc. gathered outdoors or in the attic. Shake you mists and pour them into a small cup or non-obsobant plate or simply sip your paint brush into an open bottle of the mist. Then paint on the color to the areas on the wreath you desire. You can also mist the entire wreath one or more colors if a bright, vibrant look is what you are going for. The mist and glimmer will show up on the wreath and shine in the light. You are in essence staining the natural material, so like other items depending on the sun and elements it will fade a bit, so if it will be exposed to the elements we suggest a top coat or leave it natural and let it fade in the beauty of the sun. Really easy!
Step 2: Using a glue gun, adhere the burlap flowers and some twine and a yellow buttons onto the wreath. Decorate with additional teal/green/yellow flowers and slip in silk flowers that you might have in the right colors or you can mist lighter color silk flowers to match. Adhere everything with a glue gun for a strong hold.
Step 3: Let dry. If you wreath does not have a good hanger on the back, you can use wire or cord to make a hanger and you are ready to go.
Wrap the Baker’s Twine under the buttons for a cute little detail and glue into place. You can leave the rustic pieces of the burlap free or you can trim them up a bit, that is up to you.
You can cluster 3 or more flowers, we suggest uneven numbers – that is what the “designers” say to do for balance and we think 3 looks pretty terrific.
Slip your wreath onto a metal wreath holder or a nail that is secure on the front door. You can update your wreath for the seasons or put it away at the end of the season and replace with a new wreath and next year add a touch of mist and maybe a new flower and you are ready to go with a fresh wreath.
To view more creativity from Sanna visit her Blog; Papierstau or her Instagram page! For continued inspiration visit our blog and sites often!