Thursday, May 26, 2016

Preppy Wreath with Smoothfoam Ruled Wreath form

Trends for Summer continue to feature neon and preppy themes that were popular in the 80’s but have been completely re-imagined and refined for 2016!
I have always been preppy at heart, being a child of the 80’s, so I designed this wreath to feature the argyle pattern that I wore on sweaters and many pairs of socks!  I chose a neon color scheme to give it an updated and modern twist, but you can create a wreath with any color scheme or holiday color scheme you desire – BE CREATIVE!

Materials Needed:
Instructions:
1.) Measure and cut 4” wide strips of Polyester Quilt Batting.  Wrap around Smoothfoam Ruled Wreath, securing ends with Straight Pins.  Measure and cut 4” wide strips of cut by the yard Kunin™ Eco-fi Classicfelt™ in Charcoal Grey.  Wrap around wreath, securing ends with Straight Pins.
TIP:  Ruled Wreaths make design and layout simple.  Smoothfoam has molded lines and numbers into the foam to make creating easy.  Even numbers on one side and odd numbers on the other!  These brand new wreaths are round and will not break like traditional Styrofoam wreaths when shipped or dropped.  Proudly made in the USA!
2.) Cut 8 Diamonds from Kunin™ Eco-Fi™ Classicfelt™ Candy Pink.  Attach Mini Polar Puff to all four edges of each diamond with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue, let dry.  Attach diamonds to wreath starting at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock.  Fill in the remaining four diamonds, centered in the empty spaces.
3.) Measure and CAREFULLY cut the Schlange Sequin in sixteen 8” lengths.  Secure all edges with a dot of Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue, so the Sequins don’t unravel.  Attach two lengths of Sequins in an “X” pattern across the center of each diamond with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue, let dry.
4.) Measure and cut eight 8” lengths of Black Middy Rick Rack.  Attach to spaces between argyle patterns on Charcoal Grey Felt with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue, let dry.  Trace and cut five triangles from Kunin™ Eco-Fi™ Classicfelt™ Neon Green.  Attach to a 16” length of Black Middy Rick Rack, using Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue, let dry.  Attach Pink Canvas Letters spelling HELLO.  Attach banner to inside edge of wreath using Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue and Straight Pins, letting ends of trim dangle.  Attach remaining lengths of other trimmings with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue and Straight Pins.
5.) Hang and Enjoy!
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Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth

5 comments:

Cindi Bisson McGee said...

Cute - a fellow 80's gal understands! lol

Laura Bray said...

Love all things 80s. Another great project, Beth!

sueeldred.com said...

How fun. Great wreath.

Marilyn Gossett Designs said...

Imaginative and great design, Beth!

Julie McGuffee said...

Nice job Beth - as always!