Showing posts with label Easter Crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Easter Crafts. Show all posts

Mar 11, 2016

BURLAP Easter Wreath DIY

 Here is a cute Easter wreath that you can do with  just about $6 or $7.
All supplies came from the Dollar Mart except for the $5.00 roll of burlap that I found at the 
Dollar General Store.
 The Easter egg shaped cardboard cutout was a $1.00 at the Dollar Mart.
I bought spoons there too, but I didn't use them for this craft.
 Just cut you a piece of burlap big enough to cover up the entire egg frame.
I removed the center Easter design picture and I will attach it back later.
It just had a string tie on the top that poked through to the back.
 I hot glued it all in place.
 This was the string, pop through, tie on.
It is very easy to stick back on.
 This was the back after I popped the string back in.

-------------HINT------------
This is the point where I now wish I had stopped.
Now looking back, this is where I wish I had stopped and just fixed a hanger for it.
I just love the plain ole', burlap look in pastel colors.
 But too late now, cause I just kept on going. Seemed like it just wasn't long enough a craft!
ha.
But I kept going determined to use the pretty burlap ribbon I had found for a $1.00!
 I just hot glued it all on, including the hand tied bow.
 And for the top, I just crinkled the ribbon up a bit.  Tacking it as I went with more hot glue.



And check out the Easter egg design. I cut out bits of the blue on the ribbon and hot glued them in.
Just to tie in the colors a bit more.

Photo below is of the grapevine twig that I cut from on a primitive tree I had.  I just had to have some, so I cut some off the bottom!
 I used the bits of twig garland to make a little nest to hold my hand painted egg.


 Here it is up close in the nest. I took sticks from the yard and spray painted them white and glued them in to. Just to give a little more spriggy detail.
And the little bits of white pip berry sticking out is just pieces I snipped off a string of garland I had hanging in the kitchen.
 And not really knowing how I was going to make a hanger, I just cut this out.
 Then I made sure it was big enough to slip a wreath hanger hook into.
Then just took hot glue and glued all the edges to make sure they wouldn't peel out or stray.
And here's the back again
 And here it is all done again:

And hanging on my front door.
I'm going to send this up to Miss Emma, age 11, in the Cincinnati Children's Hospital to brighten up her room while she is fighting Hodgkins Lymphoma.
 Fight Like a girl Emma!

And I hope ya'll give this a try. I think my most favorite part looking back though, was when it was just finshed in burlap and no ribbons. 
So keep that in mind when you make yours!

See ya'll next time,
~Lisa

Oct 7, 2014

DIY Vintage HYMNAL PAPER CROSS Wreath WITH INSTRUCTIONS


Vintage Hymnal Paper Cone Cross Wreath 
WITH 
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

I recently saw the most beautiful hymnal paper cone cross wreath on Pinterest.  It was a share from an etsy listing so I can't share the image here without permission.  But I can tell you this, it was the most beautiful paper cone wreath I have ever seen.

So I decided to give it a try without any kind of instructions what so ever.  First I had to Google exactly how to make paper cones.  Found it!

Secondly, where do I get old paper hymns? Bam! About three months ago I won an entire flat box full of nothing but old vintage spiritual church hymns for around $4.00.  I had no idea at the time what to do with them, but something in me wanted them! And Now I know why. It's because I was bound and determined to make a Vintage Hymnal Paper Cone Cross Wreath!

Maybe it was just for this very purpose? Who knows?  But I'm super glad that I do have them on hand.  And they are all loose pages already.  As they were used in a church at the piano or organ.

So here goes my try at making a beautiful Hymnal Paper Cone Cross Wreath.

I can't wait any longer, I have to show my finished Vintage Hymnal Paper Cone Cross Wreath first:
It turned out way better than I expected it to!

Here's how I did it:

I got all my vintage sheet music out of the closet. Hey, if you don't have any I'm sure there's somewhere online that you could print off some and then just make copies!




And then  I got a big piece of the styrofoam board.  You know the kind at the Dollar Mart that kids use for school displays.  Well, I happen to have like 100 of these since I bought some sports art by the cases at a wholesale auction.  Some have Tiger Woods and such on the back. But I use them for crafts!


And I just free handed a cross outline on it to use as the base to glue all the paper cones too.  I simply took a small bladed kitchen knife to cut it out because I could not find the exacto knife.




And then cut it out piece by piece like this:


and finally got it all out:


As you can see, it's not perfect in any way shape or form.  But it will do as my base.

Next, I started fiddling with the paper cones.  It's weird but this was the hardest part of the project for me.  Don't laugh but it seriously took me about 20minutes to get the hang of making these.  Here's a tip, you don't have to have them a perfect square like I was trying to do, before rolling them! In fact in the end, when I didn't make them perfectly square, they looked much better just all rolled up in an angle, corner to corner.

YES, that is TIGER WOODS peeping at the camera!

And then, once I started getting the hang of rolling the paper cones, it was starting to go a little bit easier.

This first one was really way too loose, but I put it at the very bottom center as a focal, starting point.


And then just kept adding and adding them.  Oh yea, I stuck them on with high temperature glue sticks.  They held great!


And added some more.....


And added even more.... And finally it was starting to look like something.


and finally it's making sense!  And as you see, to come in towards the middle, I started cutting the paper cones shorter and shorter.  And just holding them up and working them in to where they looked like they would fit.


Okay, shew! After getting the basic wreath made, for some reason mine looks really plain.  So I dug out some Christmas ornaments. I love this door hanger with golds and pine cones so I'm going to tear it apart and use it as decorations on the wreath.



As you see above, I hot glued the ropes to the bells way in the middle, as far as I could stick them. Looks pretty good!

And then, up there, see where I stuck the little pine cones in the middle along with the few sprigs of pip berry?  Not too much, but just enough to add a touch of color.


And for the back, I needed a hanger. So I glued on the door hanger circle. It's holding fine.


And here's a full pic of the back:

And wa~la. here it is totally done:


and a few more pics from different angels so you can see more details:





UPDATE:
I WOKE UP THE NEXT MORNING AND THIS IS WHAT I SAW:


Isn't that just so beautiful?
Such a pretty way to wake up.
I love it even more now! But I am going to give this first one to my Aunt Marlene.
And then the next one I may keep for myself.

These would also be a great item to make and donate to your church auctions or fundraisers if you have those in your area. I'm sure they would be a hit.

Happy crafting until next time ya'll,
~Lisa