Magnolia Frame-It-Up Seasonal Wreath

Call me crazy, but I take pleasure in a piece of Home Decor that I can change each season.  Maybe it’s the creator in me or the indecisive hormones, nonetheless, having the ability to change my home decor intermittently is something I enjoy.  This week, I decided to create a simple wreath that I can change throughout the year using the components from the Magnolia Frame-It-Up kit.  This simple project is something you can easily recreate for your home.

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My wreath base was cut at 11″ in diameter and  1½ wide from a piece of Foam Board, then wrapped it with Cotton Twine. By creating it from Foam Board, the wreath can be hung on a hook flush with the frame. After assembling the base, I began working on the leaves and flowers.  Since Magnolia leaves are naturally glossy, I used a foam brush to paint the front and back of each of the paper leaves in the kit with Gloss Mod Podge.  If you are not a fan of Mod Podge, you can use our Liquid Glass to achieve the same effect.(I happened to be out when I made this.) 

The Magnolia Flowers in the kit have a grey center, but since my home has Americana decor, and I wanted to bring some red into my flowers. As I contemplated what shade of red to use, I thought,”Why not add glitter?”, (you can never have enough glitter) so I grabbed my Red Shimmer Brush and brushed the center of each flower.

The gold center of each flower is beautifully designed, but I felt like it could use “a little more” so I added some Gold Pearls. This product is currently retired, but you could either paint our White Pearls with a Gold Marker, or use some of our Gold Gems instead. (If you would like instructions for creating ‘realistic’ flowers, sign-up for my online Frame-it-up class on Facebook.)

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Assembling the wreath was very simple. The leaves were glued directly to the Cotton Twine around the wreath base and the flowers were attached using Foam Dots. I punched out a few of the “Gold Twigs” from the kit and glued them randomly around the flowers and hung the wreath onto the frame.

This was a very simple project and one that I can’t wait to display in my home. My plan is to show you the additional wreaths as I build them through the year. If you choose to create this Magnolia Frame-It-Up Wreath, make sure to sign-up for my newsletter so that you can see the other wreaths. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Giving Thanks Seasonal Trees Eclipse Frame

This week is all about giving thanks so today I am showing you one final home decor project that you can create for your guests this Thanksgiving.  If you haven’t noticed, eclipse cards are very popular right now, so I chose to take it a step farther and create a whimsical framed piece of art for my home using our Seasonal Trees stamp of the month.

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Just like my Nativity Eclipse card, I created the lettering for this project on my Cricut™ in Design Space™.  The finished project measures 5″ x 7″ so I cut my White Daisy cardstock at 4½” x 6½”.

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After cutting out the image, I temporarily taped the letters in place and used Espresso, Saffron, Pomegranate, and Goldrush Exclusive Inks to stamp my images onto the White Daisy cardstock.  Some of my leaves were created using the second-generation stamping technique which helped to add a larger variety of colors to my tree and leaves.

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Once I was finished stamping, I backed my project with Espresso cardstock. By using a darker color backing I was able to create a “shadow” effect under the letters.  This project was quick and easy to create and would make a wonderful gift for your Thanksgiving guests.

I also shared this project on this week’s Heart2Heart Thankful Heart blog challenge where we are challenged to share artwork with a “Thankful Heart” in mind.

I hope that you each have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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