I have been wanting to try one of these wreaths for quite a while, but of course, I put my own twist on it. I have never written a tutorial before so I also thought I would give that a try. A customer who comes by my cabin in the summer gave me quite a lot of braille magazines when she was done with them. She was sure I could do something with them….of course I took that as a challenge!
I removed the staples and cut the pages in half, then rolled them into cone shapes.
Using a hot glue gun(I used regular glue to secure the edge of the paper to form the cone), I glue about two inches at the end of each cone on a round piece of cardboard. You probably recognize what I used! I did start to glue them in a certain order to try to make it even. I started at what would be 12, 3,6, and 9 on a clock face and then filled in from there. I added a second layer on top of the first, placing them between the cones on the first row. I wanted to use some these flowers, but I knew that they probably wouldn’t stick with the hot glue if I left them on the stems. I took another round piece of cardboard, cut leaves and petals off of the stems and hot glued them directly on top of each other. The middles were a little harder, since they were dimensional, but I used extra glue and broke them down into small parts. I tucked extra greenery around to fill in any gaps.
A while back, I bought some glitter….I was walking by a display and it was on sale, a great deal, so I bought 6 little bottles. 1.5 oz bottles, do you have any idea how much that is???? I will have a lifetime supply. I decided to apply it to the inside and outside edges of the cone. It was a lengthy process! I first daubed the brush in glue, daubed it on the edges of the cone, daubed it in the glitter, daubed the glitter on the glue….you get the idea, that is a lot of daubing….Every once in a while I had to stop to wipe the brush after all that daubing. I wanted to mount the wreath on this screen that I had, I hot glued the wreath on the screen while it was (balanced precariously), I mean situated on top of the paint bucket.And here it is, in front of my faux fireplace. Headed to the bazaar on the 6th.