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Mardi Gras Wreath - Ornament Wreath

Monday, January 28, 2008

This weekend, I made this year's Mardi Gras wreath! It took a little time - and a lot of hot glue, but it turned out really nice. See what you think!

Supplies:
styrofoam wreath (I used the biggest one they had at Michael's)

Krylon spray paint in purple, green, or gold

globe ornaments (I got mine 1/2 off after Christmas) in purple, green, and gold - I think I used about 100 total of three different sizes

hot glue gun & lots of glue sticks

Directions:
Av took the styrofoam wreath outside and painted both sides with purple Krylon:


When it was completely dry, I started gluing on large globe ornaments on the outside of the circle, with the hanger hardware taken off the ornaments. I put the open end of each ornament towards me, since I was working from the back of the wreath and they wouldn't be seen:

Next, I did the inside part of the circle with medium-size ornaments:

I turned over the wreath, and started working on the 'right' side - the side that will face the street - and started gluing on more small and medium-size ornaments until the wreath was completely covered:

...and here it is, all finished! I had to take one ornament off the inner part of the circle so the wreath hanger would have a place to rest, but other than that (which no one will ever notice) I think it turned out really nice!


Yay! Happy Mardi Gras!

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