Paper

Vintage Christmas Wreath

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 16" diameter

Materials

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam Wreath, 16” (The Dow Chemical Co.)
  • Dazzling Metallics Bright Gold Spray Paint (DecoArt)
  • 18kt Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon)
  • Click-n-Craft CD-ROM vintage image (The Vintage Workshop)
  • Cardstock: white; black
  • Square gold eyelets, 1/8”, two
  • Red grosgrain ribbon, 2-1/4”-wide, 2-1/3 yds.
  • Gold wire, 20-gauge
  • Glamour Dust Glitter (DecoArt)

Tools

  • Adhesives: Zip Dry Paper Glue; Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Eyelet-setting tools, including 1/8” hole punch
  • Small household sponge
  • Wire cutters
  • Screwdriver
  • Optional: Large cardboard box
  • 1. Place wreath inside large box or protect work surface. Spray paint wreath Bright Gold; let dry. Working on small sections at a time, use damp sponge to dab Gem-Tac adhesive onto front and sides of wreath; while wet, sprinkle with glitter and shake off excess. Let dry completely.
  • 2. Use screwdriver to punch two holes close together through top front of wreath, 1" from outside edge. Tie center of ribbon length into bow. Cut 6" length from wire and insert through center back of bow. Insert wire ends through holes in wreath and twist together to secure bow. Twist ends together again to create hanging loop; trim excess.
  • 3. Pin ribbon symmetrically to sides of wreath as shown, allowing it to drape in center. Trim ribbon ends in a "V"; ribbon ends should not extend past bottom of wreath.
  • 4. Print vintage image onto white cardstock. Using a straightedge and Leafing Pen, draw line around image; trim to 3-1/2"x5-1/4". Mat image on black cardstock, leaving 1/4" border. Attach eyelets to top corners of image block.
  • 5. Cut 15" length from wire. Insert one wire end through one eyelet and wrap wire back around itself to secure. Insert opposite wire end through bow center and then through remaining eyelet; secure wire. Adjust wire so image hangs in center of wreath.