- These are the materials that I used for the wreath: vine wreath - spray of maple leaves - spray of sunflowers - raffia - florist wire (wrapped) - glue gun - masking tape - ribbon for a bow.
Lets do it:
- Cut the raffia into bunches of app. 6 inches long. Tie the bottom of the bunches with floral wire and cover the wired part with masking tape.
- Cut apart the spray of maple leaves leaving a stem app. 1 1/2 inches long. (this part of the stem is what you will insert and glue into the vine wreath).
- Separate the spray of maple leaves that have the "berries" from the plain ones. Start arranging the ones with the "berries" all in the same direction. When satisfied with the arrangement, glue them down with the glue stick. DO NOT GLUE ANYTHING BEFORE FIRST CHECKING IF YOU ARE COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH THE ARRANGEMENT!
- Arrange the "plain" leaves spray halfway under the ones with the "berries". When happy with how they look, glue them to the wreath. ALL COMPONENTS OF THE WREATH SHOULD BE PLACED FOLLOWING THE SAME DIRECTION. (All clockwise or all counterclockwise).
- Glue the raffia bunches halfway under the plain leaf sprays and gently fan them out.
- Cut sunflowers leaving a piece of stem app. 1 inch long and glue to the wreath where you wish.
- Make a bow with the ribbon and add to the bottom, a little off center.
- cut chipboard shape twice and glue together for sturdiness.
- Glue pattern paper to chipboard with Mod Podge (Plaid).
- Add message on "pie". The message reads: BENDICIONES ,which is the spanish word for BLESSINGS.
- When completely dry, cover the front and back of "pie" with Mod Podge. Let dry.
- Add 2 eyelets. Attach a chain with jump rings to the eyelets.
- Hang the completed piece to the inside top of the wreath.
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