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I Made a Winter Wreath with Elmer’s #gluenglitter and #cbias

I love crafting. In fact I have an entire room devoted to it – well storing my *stuff* at least. I don’t always spend as much time on it as I’d like but when I get to pull everything out I love it. I kind of get lost in it…it’s therapeutic in a way. So when the opportunity came up to participate in a crafting project with Elmer’s, I knew I wanted in.

The Elmer's Wall in Walmart

I can’t lie – I was SO nervous to make this winter wreath. I was so scared it would turn out ugly and really not be much of a promotional tool for Elmer’s. So, as you can imagine, my shopping trip to Walmart was quite the experience. I sat at the *Elmer’s Wall* for at least half an hour looking at the items, debating, trying to design the wreath in my head first, etc. And finally was able to decide on some essentials in the hope that I would have what I needed. And again, hoping it wouldn’t be a hideous disaster. I purchased foam sheets, felt sheets, sparkles, foam glue, feathers, pom poms, gemstones {2 sizes}, and suction cups.

Lots to look at in Walmart...

On the way home my mind was going a million miles a minute. I had googled winter wreaths previously for some inspiration and found a few that I liked {from Just Sew Sassy, Tip Junkie, and The Party Dress} :

I love the felt flowers - from justsewsassy.com


I love the off center arrangement - from tipjunkie.com

I love the all white *colour* scheme - from thepartydress.net

So my first idea was to make the actual wreath shape out of the foam board, and, using some of the accessories I purchased to arrange them in the offcenter design.

I chose the star shape from my scrapbooking templates and thought they would make a nice addition. I also used a plate to trace for the circle shape for the wreath.

Then I changed my mind:

I scrapped the star plan and looked through the templates again, deciding this time on the starburst and flower shapes. I cut the starbursts out of Elmers foam board and, using Elmer’s glue and glitter, covered them in either silver or white. Using the felt flower tutorials from Emily’s Little World and Mad in Crafts, I cut the flowers from the felt and got to work. I was so impressed with how easy they were and how nicely they turned out {I may be addicted now}. I also covered a few of them with sparkles {white} and added large gemstones to the center.

The next day I zipped back to the store to grab a styrofoam wreath and some yarn to wrap it. I had scrapped the foam wreath idea because I wasn’t confident it would turn out the way I wanted. Wrapping the wreath was easy, though it took a while, and I didn’t do it as well as I should. I had to overlap at the end to cover some remaining exposed styrofoam but I strategically placed the arrangement over it so you can’t even see it! I used Krazy glue to adhere the yarn to the styrofoam and used smaller lengths of yarn because it was easier to wrap with. Remember to keep your seems on the back of the wreath 🙂

First I laid the sparkly starbursts to be the background….and arranged the flowers on top to create the look I wanted. I didn’t want a lot of symmetry so tried to offset the order and way they were arranged.Happy with where everything was I got my Krazy glue {and glue gun} ready to make it all permanent. I decided I wanted a few more flowers so quickly made them up. I took some feathers and cut them to size {cut from the bottom} and stuck them in randomly. I didn’t bother to glue them in, as they stayed just fine. I also had some small pom poms that I wanted to add – showing that you could add a small punch of colour I took a photo with red pom poms and one with green. In the end, while I loved the coloured ones, I opted for white. I just wanted another element of interest and they were perfect. 🙂

I couldn’t get the suction cups to work so I had Brooklyn hold the finished product up for me. I can’t lie, I’m totally impressed with myself and had so much fun doing this project. I love every element of the wreath – I know they are tricky to see, particularly in the photos, but the starbursts are perfect and I love the bam of sparkle they give. If I were to do it again though I would do them all in silver so they popped even more. **next time**

My Winter Wreath 🙂

 This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer’s #gluenglitter #collectivebias #CBias. As always, opinions are my own. I created this project on my own using Elmer’s products. 

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