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It’s Day 1 and we are sharing DIY Wreath Ideas!
DIY Lit Birch Wreath – Pottery Barn Dupe
For my DIY Wreath, I decided to do something totally different and out of my comfort zone, because I figured everyone would be expecting a traditional Christmas wreath. I saw this amazing looking lit birch wreath on Pottery Barn’s site.
Yeah, it was pretty but too expensive so I decided to recreate it myself.
And don’t forget you can always see a video tutorial of this project on my YouTube channel.
I had this foam wreath from Dollar Tree in my craft stash…
I painted it with a tan acrylic paint I had on hand.
I decided to use some “faux” wood scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby, but since it was one-sided I had to paint the other side. And I just brushed on that tan acrylic paint along with some great and white. I just used long streaks and alternated the colors.
Below you can see what both sides looked like.
Okay so after the paint dried, I created a leaf template from poster board and I traced it on the paper and began to cut the small leaves. I used 3 sheets total for this 10 inch wreath…
After they were all cut, I used a hot glue stick (not hot of course) to create a curve on the leaves.
Then I began hot-gluing them to the wreath. I made sure to place both front and backs of the paper randomly and I also did not add any leaves on the back so that it would lay flat up against the wall.
This is what the wreath looked like after it had all the leaves on it.
Then since the original had glitter on it I mixed some gold and silver from my stash (gotta love that stash!) and added to it randomly as well.
I decided to also dry-brush some gold acrylic paint throughout it as well. The best brush to use for this is a fan brush.
Then finally, I sprayed it with some spray adhesive so that the glitter wouldn’t keep going everywhere.
I think I still have glitter on me ?
And voila! I had my own “birch” wreath!
Whatcha think? I know it’s different, but I am so glad I tried it! The original cost $129 and mine only cost $3.25! Can’t beat that.
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I will see you guys Wednesday!
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