Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Splash Wreath



"And she'll have fun fun fun 
Til her daddy takes the t-bird away "

Celebrating the fun vibrate colors that remind you of summer I make a summer wreath and had a splashing good time doing it. 

Supplies (most of these things I had or bought at the local dollar store) It cost me $4.00 to make.
  •  Colorful plastic hanger
  • 6 pack colored hawaiian leis
  • big plastic sunglasses
  • faux flower
  • beads
  • rhinestones
  • Tim Holz Grunge letters
  • Martha Stewart micro glass beads
  • flock
  • hot glue
  • cardboard 
  • hole punch
  • alcohol ink



I started with cutting up my leis (once you cut into the twine holding them together, they unravel quite easily).  I cut multiply 6" long pieces of each of the 6 colors. Once you have a bunch of these cut. choose the order you wish the colors to be applied in. I chose yellow, orange, red, blue, purple then green. I applied 3 pieces of each color at a time double knotting them directly onto the hanger. 

Then I hot glued my white flower onto my fun yellow glasses. In the center of the flower I hot glued red stones and white rhinestones. 



The Last little touch was to make the Splash word.
To make this word I used Tim Holz grungeboard letters. 
Each one of them I covered in glue, then either micro glass beads or flocking. 
then taking my cardboard piece I sprayed some grey alcohol ink on it then mounted the letters with hot glue, I drew a black outline around the entire word and made circles at the time (one on each side for hanging) then cut around the entire outline. Hole punched in the middle of the 2 circles. then taking some longer strips of the leis I was able to hang the saying to the hanger.



Then I also took 18" long pieces of each of the leis colors and tied a bow to the top of the hanger and there you have it. 

Happy Summer !!

Carrie

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this tutorial, Carrie - it is so cute! Have a great summer. :)

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  2. That is super fun! So cute! :)

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