Start With A Basic Wood Wreath And Go Crazy
If you have a basic wood wreath there are tons of ways to decorate it. You can just leave it as is, you can decorate it to match your décor….. or you can change it up with the seasons. I like the change it with the seasons idea.
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Since it’s Fall I decorated an apple wood wreath with wood pumpkins. See a theme here? I filmed a short video while putting the wreath together.
I have issues with grapevine wreaths. The grapevines are always shedding or getting tangled up on something. I found the apple wood wreath at Target and it was love at first sight. The wreath was a neutral color, a nice design, and I liked the fact that the back side and front side looked different. I’m calling it a reversible wreath.
The photo above on the left shows the front of the wreath that is nicely rounded like most wreaths. The photo on the right shows the back of the wreath which is basically flat and the wood pieces all run the same way. That is the side I’m working with today.
I found the wood pumpkins in the Target Dollar Spot. The large wood pumpkin was $1 and the pack of small wood pumpkins was $3. I was on a roll.
Next I went to the craft aisle and grabbed a bottle of Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint in Ivory. I love the fact that I can buy my craft paint at Target. One stop shopping.
Delta Ceramcoat comes in 22 colors and six Flash Metallic colors. The flash metallics are such fun and the bold metallic colors are definitely flashy.The flashier and shinier the better as far as I’m concerned.
First step in the project is to pour a bit of the paint onto a paper plate, piece of cardboard, or paint palette. Next just start painting. I didn’t realize until I opened the package of small pumpkins that they were adhesive backed. It didn’t really matter as far as project wise but let me tell you….those things have some good adhesive. Like to never got them off the clear film backing.
The orange glittered pumpkins had a rough texture which made them perfect for distressing. You might wonder why I painted everything white. Going for a neutral look I can use anywhere in the house.
I decided to add a bit of white to the wood wreath using the dry brush technique. Remember the other side of the wreath is actually the front. I plan to leave it natural and redecorate the wreath with the change of seasons or holidays.
The only step left is gluing the pumpkins to the wreath. I used hot glue and am embarrassed by my glue gun every time I take a photo of it. Does your glue gun look like this? Please tell me it does.
I could have spaced out the pumpkins and went for a symmetrical look but that’s not me. I laid out the pumpkins until I was happy with the arrangement then used the hot glue.
I found a few colorful leaves in my junk stash and dry brushed those with the paint. The perfect finishing touch. To see the wreath project in more detail watch my tutorial below….
How To Decorate A Basic Wood Wreath
Basic Wood Wreath Decorated For Fall
How do you guys like the wreath? When I get around to decorating my mantel next week the wreath will be the centerpiece. I plan to use small white pumpkins and neutral items alongside the wreath. What do you think of that idea?
I’ve used Delta Ceramcoat paint on wood, metal, and plastic, and it’s also perfect for terra cotta, plaster and paper mache. I like how fast the paints dry. I was able to finish the wreath project in a couple of hours. You can find the paints at Target or online at Target.com.
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As always thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy