I was dragging out my usual Mardi Gras wreaths and realized they were looking a little like something the cat drug in, worn out, and faded.
When buying wreaths for not one, but TWO doors, it suddenly all adds up!
So I went to thinking how I could make a Mardi Gras wreath at a fraction of the cost.
What’s round like a wreath and screams “Mardi Gras“? Why a king cake of course. That’s a start.
After a trip to Hobby Lobby, scouring the aisles, here’s what I came up with……Foam wreath forms, Modge Podge spray, glitter, paintbrushes, paint and polyfil.
And, of course a hot glue gun!!!!First, I sprayed a layer of Modge Podge over entire foam wreath.After the Modge Podge dried, I painted the wreath form, pressing the paint into the foam to fill the holes with paint.Each wreath took exactly one full tube of paint.After the paint was dried, I hot glued poly-fil to the top of the wreath for the “icing.”I filled the 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock of the wreath with a little more to make it look like it was going over the edge.I then sprayed Modge Podge spray over entire poly-fil and began sprinkling purple, gold and green glitter.I then sprayed a layer of Modge Podge on top of the glitter to make it stick and not fall off.I then hot glued some beads to each one.To the back, I hot glued a recycled, metal drink tab for hanging.Laissez bon temps rouler!
HNOTD: Grow Me Something Mister