DIY Gold Laurel Wreath on Stand

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Hello again friends…I hope you’ve had a great week so far. Hubby has been away this week so the days have gone slower than usual. Each time hubby goes away on business, I appreciate even more the many military wives who day after day have to hold down the

Hubby is traveling on business this week so the days have gone slower than usual. Each time hubby goes away, I appreciate even more the many military wives who day after day have to hold down the fort while their spouses are away serving.  Thank you for your service. I’m not sure how you do it but I appreciate you.

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Last week I tackled a little craft I’ve been wanting to do for a while now and it turned out almost as cute as I envisioned it.

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I had seen this Kotinos wreath a while back, but it’s not in my budget so I decided to make one similar to it.

To make your own you will need:

FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Cube, 5″
Hot glue gun
Faux branch
Foil baking sheet or gold cardstock
Marble contact paper 
Scissors
Wire

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1. Cut block to desired size
2. Measure , cut and wrap contact paper around cube.
3. Take two faux stems. Bend one in a semi circle and with a wire attach the other stem to the middle.
4. Spray paint, stem and oven liner with gold paint.
5. Cut several leaf shapes using scissors
6. Hot glue leaves to form a wreath.
7. Apply hot glue to bottom of stem and insert onto foam block. Depending on the thickness of the contact paper, you might need to pre make the hole.

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I wish I had used more smaller leaves instead so it looked more like the original. I usually make these projects from memory and as you can see, my memory failed me.

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I placed it here for now, but will probably be displaying it in our room as I’m planning a little bedroom refresh.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope to see you later on at The Inspiration Gallery.

much love,

Lucy

 

 

Comments

  1. Louisa Scott says

    Hi, Lucy. I love your blog. I am wondering if you have a tutorial on the watercolor wreath you made and posted on Instagram. Thanks, Louisa

  2. says

    This is so pretty!! I love the pictures too. They look amazing!

    I never thought about wrapping the marble contact paper around a foam block – super clever. Thanks for sharing :) now I want to do a craft project

    >> Christene
    Keys to Inspiration

  3. Gail Plaskiewicz says

    Do you know what your cute craft project reminds me of? The laurel wreaths they wore before our time at the Olympics in Athens. I like how it looks on your mantel. I’d have to buy a bunch of things to make this so I probably won’t, I just sit and drool over how nice yours looks!

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