Fun and Easy Spring Craft

February 17, 2012 by  

So I have a new obsession….Pinterest, don’t judge. :)   I know that most of you have been sucked in as well!!  While I was looking through my fellow pinners pins I came across this really cute Wreath.  After going back to look at a few times my wheels started turning!!! I started looking though some of the things I had gotten from Lisa’s website www.Mysunshineshoppe.com and I came up with my own spin on this great Spring Wreath Craft

 

For this project I used the following items

2 Yards of Lime Green Grass Trim

A foam 10 Inch wreath from Hobby Lobby

Hot Glue

Scissors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now to embellish the wreath once I was done I used some colorful tulle and Satin Rolled Roses that I got from Lisa.  There are so many more flowers and finishing touches that you can get from her site to add to your wreath if you don’t want to use the rolled roses.  I just used what I had on hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now when you get your trim you will see that it is sewn on to a tulle backing.  What I did was I cut the tulle over hang from one side and one end of the grass trim.  The reason I did this was because I wanted to have a little extra material to glue the foam wreath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using the end of the trim that has the tulle over hang I attached it to the wreath with a little hot glue.  Now just be careful with the hot glue, if you put too much or it is too hot it will just eat away at your foam and create a big hole.  Once I had one end attached to the foam I started wrapping the grass trim around the wreath.  Now I made sure while I was wrapping not to pull the trim too tight.  There is a little stretch to the trim and the tighter you pull the more it will separate and you will begin to see the foam through the trim.  If you really wanted to make sure that you didn’t see the foam through the trim I would suggest painting it a color to match your trim.

 

Now while I was wrapping the trim I added a bit a glue along the way just to hold it into place.  I also allowed the outside edge of the trim to curl under just to make it look a bit fuller, as shown in the picture below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I continued wrapping the wreath, gluing along the way, until I reached the end.  Now when I reached the end I had a bit of extra trim left so at this point I pulled the trim tighter and over lapped it so that it covered the spot where I started.  I made sure that the end of the trim was glued to the back.  Once you are finished it should look something like this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once I got to this point I started pulling out all kinds of goodies that I had gotten from Lisa.  I decided to use the Satin Rolled Flowers, I thought they had a really cute spring time look to them.  Before I started doing any gluing I pinned the roses on.  The reason I pinned them first was so that I could play with the placement of the roses and I could add or subtract where I thought needed.  Once It is all in place and the roses were where I wanted them I glued them in place one at a time, just to make sure that they ended up in the same place.  The last thing I added was the tulle.  I cut 2 yards of tulle and folded it in half.  Then I threaded it through they wreath and tied a bow at the top.  This is where I decided it would hang from.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you go, the finished product.  I love that it is such a simple and fun project.  This would make a great fun and easy spring time craft for anyone!

 

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