Monday, March 4, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Wreath

Today, I present a glittering St. Patrick's Day wreath.

Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent 145 Blue Boy
Art Glitter Ultrafine Pearlescent 188 Black Vinyl
Art Glitter Dazzler D27 Clover Leaf
Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque 357 Wintergreen
Art Glitter Ultrafine Pearlescent 182 Astro Turf
Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent 295 Ensalada
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Fabric Adhesive
Art Glitter Elements 33 Cuttings
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber Pitch Black
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber Sail Boat Blue
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber Hazelnut
Small Grapevine Wreath
Wooden St. Pat's Ornament (I bought it at Joann)
One Package of Adhesive Backed Felt Shamrocks
Staple Gun with Staples
Wire Cutter
Big Bite
1/8 of a Yard of Tulle in Each Rainbow Color
A Pad of Paper
1)  Remove the hanger from the ornament.
2)  Paint the ornament black.  Be sure to paint on all the edges and in the crevices.  Let dry.
3)  Paint the bottom of wreath brown.  You will need to paint a little less than half and be sure to be thorough.
4)  Paint the rest of the wreath blue.  Paint it completely once, and then lightly again.
5)  While the paint is still wet, pour the Blue Boy Glitter over the top of it.  Let dry.
6)  Organize the red, orange and yellow tulle in order.  Fold each part up a little to make the color more intense and allow room for all the colors.
7)  Place behind the ornament and flip the whole thing while holding it on.
8)  Make sure that the whole thing is on top of the pad of paper.  Then, use the staple gun to staple each color in place on the ornament.  The staples will go through the ornament and leave holes in the paper pad.
9)  Repeat steps 6-8 with green, blue, (indigo if desired) and violet.

10)  The staples may not be completely through.  You can use your finger to push it in further.
11)  Flip the project over and use the wire cutters to trim the excess metal from the staples.
12)  Use the edge of closed wire cutters to push the ends over so they are flush with the wood.
13)  Use Designer Dries Clear on the "pot" part of the ornament and cover with Black Vinyl Glitter.  The glitter will help to hide the edges of the staples.  Just use the glue right over the top of them.
14)  Glue inside the shamrock and glitter with the Dazzlers Clover Leaf.  If you miss any spot the first time, just go ahead and use the glue and glitter again over that area.
15)  Glue inside the pot and cover with the Elements.  Repeat over any parts you may have missed.  Let dry.
16)  For the clovers, place on the paper pad, face down.  Remove the backing paper.
17)  Cover in green glitter of your choice.  I used Astro Turf, Wintergreen and Ensalada.  The different color of felt clovers will give you a slightly different effect, even with the same color of glitter.  This is especially true of the transparent colors.

18)  If any shamrocks don't have enough glue on the back, feel free to use the Designer Dries Clear Fabric Adhesive to glue on the glitter.
19)  Use a Big Bite to created holes in the feet of the pot of gold and attach to the wreath with wire.

20)  Attach the shamrocks to the wreath with Designer Dries Clear Fabric Adhesive.  Now this is the hardest part--WAIT for it to DRY! 

21)  Wrap and tie the tulle around the wreath in order.  You will be creating the effect of a rainbow and creating a top to the wreath.
22)  Hang and Enjoy!
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