Today I am welcoming Kathryn from The Dragon’s Fairy Tail to insignificant at best. The Dragon’s Fairy Tail is a wonderful blog where Kathryn shares all kinds of fun, crafty things. She also blogs about home projects and shares wonderful recipes! There is all kinds of cool stuff you can learn from reading The Dragon’s Fairy Tail so be sure to check it out! However, before you do that stick around and read her guest post first!
When Kathryn contacted me about doing Welcome Wednesday, I was so excited to hear that she would be willing to share a craft project with all of you! Anyone who knows me personally can attest to the fact that I am a DISASTER with scissors and glue, which means you will never see this type of post from me. LOL I loved the idea she would be able to share with all of you something that I can’t (unless you want a tutorial on how NOT to craft).
Alright everyone, I am so excited to be guest posting at insignificant at best. I’m Kathryn from The Dragon’s Fairy Tail and today I will be posting a tutorial for a Holiday Wreath.
Here is what you will need:
- 2 wreaths, one large and one medium
- reindeer moss
- hot glue gun & lots of hot glue sticks
- artificial red berry plant
- white spray paint
- red large animal balloons (or red ribbon will work too!)
- aerosol hair spray
- floral wire, or any wire will work.
1. You will first want to cover your large wreath with reindeer moss. To do this, I use hot glue simply because it sticks better. The only problem with this is…it’s a bit dangerous. I burnt my fingers a few times so be careful. I used a pencil to press down on the reindeer moss into the glue so I avoided touching it as much as possible. This is by far the most time consuming part. You can layer and cover the wreath with as much or
as little reindeer moss as you like. It’s about what you prefer and think looks good.
2. Once your large wreath is covered, take it outside and lay it on some newspaper. Spray it with some aerosol hair spray. This helps to keep it in place and makes it a little shiny. Be very generous with the hair spray. Mine was soaked with hair spray before letting it dry.
3. Next cut off some red berries off of your artificial berry plant and hot glue those around the wreath. You can do it as random or as centered and measured as you like. I eyeballed it and like the natural random look. I placed them about every few inches apart.
4. Last you want to tie one large red animal balloon to the bottom of the wreath, tying a bow. If your balloons are not large enough, you could tie two balloons together and that will work just fine or you can use red ribbon. I bought the animal balloons on amazon. here is the link: large red balloons
5. Now for the smaller wreath, you want to spray paint it white and let it dry. I used the cheap dollar spray paint you can get at walmart or any hardware store.
6. After the paint has dried, tie the red large animal balloons around the wreath spacing them every inch or so. It can be up to your taste. You want it to sort of resemble a candy cane pattern.
7. Lets attach the wreath’s together. Simply take some floral wire and bring it through the back of the small wreath and keep it hidden while bringing through the back of the large wreath. Twist the floral wire together so that both wreaths are connected and trim it so it’s not noticeable. You can do it in two places to make sure they are secure.
8. Last, hang it up and enjoy your holiday season!!!
Thank you Kathryn for sharing your Holiday Wreath project with everyone and for being a part of Welcome Wednesday! The wreath is too cute!