Leaves - Aplenty Wreath
(borrowed from MSN House & Home)
Optional floral paint spray in red, purple and yellow
9-inch straw circular wreath
Thick white crafts glue
Gold spray paint
If desired, paint leaves.
If you wish to enhance or
intensify the color of the leaves, you can apply floral paint in a
well ventilated area. Spread out the leaves on newspaper and
spray spots of color
using a random motion. Spray only edges and small portions of
leaves. Spray the purple
and lightly over the red. Overlay the
yellow onto the red. Let leaves dry.
2. Add leaves to
wreath. Coat the
wreath well with glue. Beginning at the bottom of the wreath,
arrange leaves onto wreath base overlapping each other. Pin the
leaves in place as you go.
Insert the pin in an inconspicuous
place, such as near the stem. When the leaves begin to set
into the glue, you may remove the pins. Let the glue dry.
3. Paint raffia.
Cut a small bundle of raffia approximately 36 inches long. Lay
the raffia on newspaper and spread apart. Spray with gold spray
paint. Let the paint dry.
Turn the raffia over and spray again.
4. Tie the painted
raffia into a bow
and glue onto the top of the wreath. Pin the bows in place,
hiding the pin in the raffia. Trim the tails of the raffia as
5. Add grapes.
Use pins to attach the cluster of grapes underneath the bow.
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