Are you looking to make a colorful and non-traditional wreath? Then you, my friend, are on the right page. I figured if I have been decorating with bright and dreamy colors all this while why stop now. Thanks to Deco art who sent me these lovely acrylic colors, I could not resist to try them out for yet another project. The colors’ vibrancy and coverage are the reason why I would buy from them next time I am out of colors. Back to the wreath, it can be made in only a couple of minutes. Don’t believe my words. Then take a look for yourself. If you like the video do like and subscribe. Pretty Please! That would also mean that I make more videos.
- Deco art Americana acrylic paints
- Deco art extreme sheen champagne gold
- Embroidery hoop
- Glue gun
- Glue stick (2 sizes)
- Leaves (magnolias preferably)
- Separate a number of leaves from their branches. I personally wanted magnolia’s but couldn’t find them so I went with a look-alike. Squeeze out some paint on a disposal plate. Pick up a glue stick, dip it in the paint and push it against the leaf. Repeat this till you have the entire leaf covered in a random polka dot pattern. You will want 8-10 of them preferably 2 of each color.
- The remaining leaves are then to be painted gold. I found this champagne gold perfect for this project with just the right hint of gold like the new gold version of iPhone released this year (jk).
- I would suggest that before you start with attaching the leaves to the hoop, to try out an arrangement that you come to like. I went for 2 gold leaves and a dotted one at a time. And then keep gluing till you have the hoop covered. All the while making sure that you stay centered so you don’t end up with a crooked looking wreath.
My only regret was that I did not go for a bigger hoop. It turned out looking so good that I am repeating myself about how amazing this champagne gold shade is for an acrylic paint. Actually, I ‘m really pleased that I didn’t have to use gold leaf and end up with the entire room smelling awful (also its a much safer alternative).
Since I sourced these leaves for free I just went with it but if you want to use this year-long (thanks to the non-traditional color combinations you definitely can) skip real for fake as the surface doesn’t matter much but the colors do. You could totally try this with a mirror. Just another idea there.
Let me know what you think of this idea. Due to the colors, I was quite skeptical to put this out there.
Thanks to DecoArt, Inc. for kindly providing the new collection of Americana Acrylic paints. However, all the opinions are my personal own.