Published on December 31st, 2014 |
by Kristen Swain
New Years Eve Party Wreath
A little while ago, we were approached by SunglassWarehouse.com to participate in their Holiday Craft Hop.
They would send us a box of crafting goodies and we would make a holiday party item.
Of COURSE we wanted to participate! I mean, crafty goodness and fun! All we had to do was make an items using three or more items from the craft supplies they would send, and make sure it was a holiday theme, any one of the main holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years.
And I thought about it. I got this fabulous box with all kinds of little crafty fun in it. Bells, sticks, ribbon, paint, floss, oh my!
And I thought some more about it. You see, the first thing that caught my eye were these ribbon bows in pink, blue and lime colors, and disco balls.
I’m like a moth to the flame when it comes to glittery sparkly stuff.
After really worrying on the idea, I came up with an idea for a New Years Eve Party Wreath!
I am excited to share this pretty wreath with you!
There is lots of color on this wreath, and some lovely sparkle too!
The first thing I decided I needed to do was to spray paint my dollar store wreath with some silver spray paint. Then, I let it dry. Yes, the dollar store again!
Then, I cut a 6-inch square from one of three colors of cardstock – aqua, pink and lime. I matched the wreath colors to the sweet little bows.
Cut the square into a basic circle shape. And draw a spiral. You will cut along the spiral to make the beginning of the flower.
Then I took the outer most part of the spiral and began to roll the flower. You can make this easier by using a pair of tweezers. You will end up with kind of a lump from the center of the spiral.
Continue rolling until paper is in a tight coil. You can relax and loosen the coil for bigger flowers, keep it tight for smaller flowers.
The center point gives you a nice end piece to add a dollop of hot glue to, then allow to cool.
Begin assembling the wreath, using hot glue to add items to the wreath.
I started with a couple flowers, and two of these mirror balls that came in the kit.
I continued adding flowers, the other mirror ball, some small gift ribbon bows that were in the kit, as well as some of the jingle bells that were also in the kit.
Let’s see, we’re at three items from the kit so far!
Let’s keep going.
We also had some gorgeous glittery ribbon in there, so I took a couple lengths and looped them for a bow. I used hot glue to keep them together.
Tuck the bow into the wreath against some flowers, then add more loops, including a small center one, and a couple tails to make the bow pretty.
Some crafting wire was included in the kit, what to do with that? How about armature to have 3-D elements?
Loop the wire onto itself, then add a large loop at the end.
Included in my kit were these little gold and silver stars. I used both colors.
Hot glue the armature to the back of the star. Then, tuck them in between the flowers on the wreath.
Next, there was embroidery floss, and bamboo skewers.
How about we make some flags?
I cut the skewers to about 5 and 6 inches, one each.
Then, I wrapped them in floss, and cut a flag shape from the cardstock. Just add a dot of glue to the beginning of the stick and then wrap the floss around and around.
Once you have the flag shape, really just a rectangle with a V cut out of the end, you can hot glue it to the stick.
Tuck the flags into the wreath, then add some basic black letter stickers.
You can easily replace the sticker or the flag with each new year for several years!
Let’s count. I used…
- disco balls
- ribbon bows
- jingle bells
- gold stars
- silver stars
- gold wire
- glitter gold ribbon
- bamboo skewers
- and floss.
Nine items! And, for the reward, a darling wreath that will grace my front door this New Years!