So what can you do with an old window, paper, ribbon and some paint?
I hung up a Christmas wreath
I made a few years ago,
and here's the finished product.
But after Christmas, I didn't want to take down the window! So I decided this window would become my official SEASONAL WREATH WINDOW!
I got to work looking for some inspiration for a Valentines wreath I could make and found these awesome tutorials from Yarner and unOriginal Mom. I used these as inspiration and made a few changes of my own to fit my style.
I started out cutting out and hot gluing (is that a real term?) a bunch of roses with my Silhouette Machine using this cut file. This was the most time consuming part. I used a mix of 3 different shades of red (Michaels has a shades of red 8.5x11 cardstock pack).
Then I got out my plain white ugly, messy styrofoam wreath (yah, styrofoam is not the funnest stuff to work with), which I got from Michaels with my 40% off coupon. My original plan was to cover the whole styrofoam wreath with the roses, but the flower part was taking forever, so I decided I would just cover the front. :)
This is where the paint and ribbon part comes in.
I got some beautiful thick cream ribbon to wrap around the edges and middle of the wreath. I didn't want the ugly white styrofoam to show through on the front, so once again BB Frösch chalk paint powder came to the rescue! Chalk paint on styrofoam, who woulda thought?!
The painting was the fastest part-1 coat on the front that was painted and dry in 10 min from start to finish, no lie! Then I got to work hot gluing (again, is that a real term?) the ribbon around the outside and inside of the wreath.
This is what it looked like from the front with the paint and ribbon done, and what the back looked like with the excess ribbon glued (but who cares if it looks ugly, no one sees it!)
Last step, glue on the roses. It was kind of like playing a little game of tetris, making them all fit right together. :)
And here's the final product!
I think I'm going to like this little seasonal wreath window.