Icy blue and bright white are the colors of Winter so why not use that color scheme for a fun frozen themed floral wreath for your front door, welcoming winter with bright, clean colors. This project is so simple with the use of oly-fun™, step by step diagrams and instructions. You will be done in no time at all and then you can go back to that steaming cup of hot chocolate and put your feet up next to that roaring fire.
Supplies: Sky Blue and Snow White oly.fun™, Fourteen inch foam wreath, Six large white pompoms, Five snowflake buttons or miniature christmas ornament snowflakes, Five feet of 24 gauge plastic coated wire, Scissors, Glue gun, Glue sticks, Needle & thread, Paper, Pencil. Optional: craft glue,paintbrush & glitter
A. Gather your supplies.
B. Cut six strips of Sky Blue oly-fun™ 2″ x 20″ wide , Create petal patterns by drawing free hand onto the paper. Petal sizes are approximately (Large 4″, Medium 3″ and Small 2″) Refer to the diagram for quantities needed to create a total of six blooms. Create a pattern and cut out eight snowflakes approximately 4″ wide. Attach 12″ lengths of wire to the buttons or ornaments and twist or spiral if desired.
C. Using the thread and needle; stitch five large petals together as shown in the diagram. Pull the thread taught, drawing the petals together and stitch to secure. Repeat stitching the five medium petals together and then then four small petals.
D. Glue the medium, then then small petals on top of the the large petal grouping. Glue a pompom to the center of the bloom. Repeat to make an additional five blooms.
E. Using the glue gun and strips of oly-fun™; wrap strips around the wreath form, covering the entire surface of the form.
F. The wrapped form.
G. Attach the snowflakes to the back of the wrapped wreath form. Refer to the diagram for placement, being sure the snowflakes stick out beyond the outside edge of the wreath form.
H. Turn the frame over to what will become the front side.
I. Glue blooms to the wreath front, spacing them in a pleasing manor. Attach wired snowflakes to the wreath front by inserting them into the form, removing them , adding glue and reinserting.
J. To create a hanger; cut a 1″ x 4″ strip of Sky Blue oly-fun™ , fold in half and glue to the back of the wreath.
Optionally: Use a paintbrush to apply craft glue across the top edges of the large petals and inside the bloom next to the pompom center. Sprinkle glitter onto the wet glue. Let dry.
I hope you enjoy your winter and perhaps enjoy making this wreath. I must say it looks so pretty on my front door. Stay warm, Lorine