Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Wreath

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Have you noticed all the beautiful moss wreaths out in blogland lately?  I love the fresh, Springy look of the green moss, so I decided to make my own version.
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Here's what I used:
- Styrofoam wreath form
- 2 1/2 packages of sheet moss
- branch with bird's nest
- plastic eggs
- craft paint
- silk flowers
- glue gun
- ribbon to hang
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I couldn't find any eggs that I liked, so I bought some and painted them blue and then added speckles with brown paint.  (My speckling technique wasn't so great - I got more on the paint bottle than on the eggs!)
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The eggs looked like this:
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And after painting, looked like this:
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Much, much better. . .The pastel, sparkle eggs weren't really doing it for me.
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Next, I started covering the wreath form with the moss.  I put the glue on the moss and then wrapped it around the wreath.
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The branch I used looked a little bare, so I added a few silk flowers.  I pulled the flowers off the original stem and used the glue gun to attach them to my branch.
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I wasn't sure about the flowers at first, but I definitely like how they look now.
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I glued the eggs to the nest and then attached the branch to the wreath.  I used wire and pushed it through the wreath and twisted it together on the back to attach.
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I hung the wreath with ribbon on cabinets in a nook in my kitchen. 
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25 comments:

  1. I wish I had a smidge of your talent! :)

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  2. How adorable! That is perfect for the Spring! I love it!

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  3. I LOVE it! I especially love the flowered branches and nest with eggs! It looks great hanging from those cabinet doors!

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  4. Very springy indeed. I love how the moss looks and have been very into blue eggs in nests this year myself- so this struck me right away.

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  5. What a great wreath! The eggs turned out super cute.

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  6. That is so cute! Great job!!

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  7. Love your moss wreath with the nest and eggs attached! I'm still getting over a blister from my last project with moss, but I would love to do one of these.

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  8. I really like how you made the eggs, I think I have both those colors in craft paint - and those eggs would be cute year round. Thanks for the idea!

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  9. I love the elegant simplicity of your wreath. Totally my style. The eggs are perfect and the touch of yellow....gorgeous. Beautiful!
    Holly
    504 Main

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  10. I am with Holly, I just love the elegant simplicity of this! Perfect touches. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today - your blog is lovely, I will be back!

    Chelsea

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  11. absolutely adorable! way cute! I hopped over from Sew Much Ado and am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. until later

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  12. Beautiful! I love the touch of yellow with the blue eggs :)
    Wendy

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  13. That is so exquisite. You really are such a talented person and your photographs are beautiful. I just love visiting this blog!

    Blessings and best wishes for a very Happy Easter,
    Natasha.

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  14. Just love Alissa. I love the step by step photos.

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  15. It's a beautiful wreath. I love the colours. Have a wonderful Easter weekend Alissa. We are off to get some ingredients for our Good Friday Hot Cross Buns. Anything with icing is a favourite food for me : )
    Dana

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  16. Beautifully simple. I love the look of the moss too!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

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  17. Simple and sweet.
    Delightfully darling!
    I can do that!

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  18. I love your wreath! So fresh and pretty. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is awesome!

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  19. Beautiful! love the colors and the moss!

    www.craftyjules.etsy.com

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  20. What a fun spring wreath. I love it! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft!!

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  21. What a cute project! I'll definitely have to try this in the future.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  22. YAY! I just found you! And I'm so happy I did!! I love it!! <3

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  23. Love it! That's my style for spring! :) Looks like, I'm going out moss shopping. :)

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