Hello Everyone! I've been waiting and waiting to share this with you! I had to wait until after I shared it over at The Artsy Girl Connection.
Today's tutorial is going to be how to make a Pottery Barn Knockoff Wreath using mostly things you already have.
Here's what you'll need:
- Charlie Brow-Looking Wreath. Come on! We all have em...I had 4! If you don't have one, you can pick one up at Hobby-to-the-Lobby (Hobby Lobby) for around $2.50.
- Some random picks...various greens. If you don't have any of these, again, visit Hobby-to-the-Lobby and pick-up some! Since all Christmas Decor is 50% off now, each pick will run you about $0.60 or so. Maybe less. (If you don't have a Hobby Lobby-try Big Lots, Michael's, or the Dollar Store...they all have them and they're super cheap!)
- Glitter...LOTS of different kinds of glitter! You can get this anywhere!!! Any color you'd prefer.
- Elmer's spray adhesive. Available at any craft store! I had this on hand.
- Wire cutters of some sort
- Any extra sparkly things you can find, or ornaments will work too.
- And the cutest helper you can find...here's a look at mine..
What you'll need to do next is the fun part...stick the picks where ever you'd like. I don't secure them with anything other than the "Charlie Brown" branches. This way, I can do it over as many times as I want! I use the wire cutters to cut "borrow" branches from the longer greenery and place where I need a different texture. I simply wrap them around the original branches of the wreath. As far as embellishments go...you can use whatever you'd like. I had some brass leaves, so I primed them and glitterized them. I also stuck some random music note ornaments on two of my wreaths, and some old bird house ornaments on another. Then, I add my ribbon of choice. On two I used red sparkly ribbon, on the third wreath, I used burlap ribbon. I also did this same procedure on my mantle wreath and garlands CLICK HERE to see those. The only thing I did differently was I did not use ribbon on those, rather I just used more ornaments and picks. When I'm done, I spray the entire thing with the Spray Adhsive and sprinkle fairy dust, glitter, and faux snow to complete the look. I didn't use lights on any of these, but if you're working on duplicating Pottery Barn's $239.00 wreath, here's a little website that I use A LOT!
Save On Crafts. This website has everything crafty under the sun, including battery operated fairy LED lights for only $6.99. I've mentioned how much I love shopping there! Awesome deals. It's also where I get a lot of my Jute, ribbon, and Twine! When you're done...here's what you'll have...
And here are the other two...
And here are the other two...
Yes...if I PAID $239.00 for a wreath, I'm pretty sure Mr. A2Being would flip out!!! I hope I've inspired you to create something beautiful on a shoe-string budget! Have a great weekend!!! OH YEAH...good news. Big Bertha will be revealed next week because guess who received their Vintage Skye order?