I made this holiday wreath in only about an hour! Start by wrapping a Smoothfoam wreath form tightly with ribbon, securing with straight pins in the back. Have fun combining different patterns, colors and textures of ribbon.
Cut poinsettia petals from strips of red felt and cut a small circle of felt for the center. Position the petals (an odd number looks the best) around the circle and push into place on the wreath form with pearl-head pins. Fill in the center with a cluster of more pins.
I glued/pinned more petals underneath, cut from silver sequin waste (aka punchinella), because it matched the silver edges in one of the ribbons, the holes complemented the polka dots in the other ribbon, and because the floppy felt needed something stiff to lean against so the poinsettia would look big and open. I added a bit of self-adhesive bling on the white decorative trim that spells “Merry.” Very bright and cheerful!
Some cute ribbon, a little felt and a sprinkle of glitter is all it takes to turn a Smoothfoam wreath form into a cheerful Christmas decoration for your front door.
Wrap flat ribbon snugly around a wreath form, overlapping the edges and securing in the back with straight pins. Painting the wreath form is not necessary – I recycled this painted wreath from another project.
Use a pastel pencil or a crayon to draw holly leaves on green felt, the more random the shapes and sizes, the better! Cut out as many as you want to create a cluster on your wreath. Poke a toothpick into each of three 1″ mini Smoothfoam balls to use like a handle, then brush a generous amount of craft glue all over each ball. Sprinkle with glitter until fully covered, then poke them into a scrap block of Smoothfoam to dry.
Glue the felt holly leaves in place on the wreath and lightly rub a little glitter on top – the nap of the felt will hold it in place. Push the tip of a craft knife into the spot where you want a glitter berry, to cut through the felt and ribbon and make a pilot hole. When the glitter berries are dry, poke them into position into the pilot holes on the wreath. Pin a small loop of ribbon or floss to the back for hanging.
One of the projects I really love from my book, Stylish Craft Foam Projects is this woodland wreath. Oh who am I kidding, all the projects are my favorites, lol. But what I like about this one is how it looks nice during any season, not just fall and winter.
The complete instructions with helpful tips are in my book, but here’s the gist of it…yarn-wrap a larger Smoothfoam wreath, then paint a smaller one to nest inside and secure it with glue. Cover the smaller wreath with paper die-cut leaves, using straight pins. Cover a Smoothfoam egg with overlapping punched paper circles to create the pinecone and poke it into the wreath. Add a ribbon hanger and done! Try different color combinations to create the woodland of your own imagination.
I was recently give the task of creating a Ring Toss Game for my grandson’s carnival-themed birthday party. After washing, spray painting and nesting all the bottles in a plastic tote, I needed to find something lightweight that would be safe to toss on to the glass bottles. Smoothfoam 4″ mini wreath forms to the rescue! Just 1-2 coats of paint and now every kid at the party will have fun trying to make a ringer and win a prize!
Real or faux, succulents are just the cutest, right? Plump little pops of green that we can enjoy indoors and out. Learn creative ways to use Smoothfoam as your foundation for these delightfully sweet succulent wreaths and planters!
Mini planter box
Faux concrete cube
I love an ocean theme and the beach life – it was the perfect idea for redecorating my bathroom. The Smoothfoam ruled wreaths are shaped like a lifesaver ring, so with just a bit of ribbon and rope, I was able to create a great accent for my space. Click here to see exactly how I made my nautical lifesaver wallhanging.
Designer Steph Ackerman got her shine on with this metallic wreath! Visit her blog to see how she wrapped a Smoothfoam ruled wreath form with the new metallic Oly*Fun fabrics in silver, gold and bronze.
We love this idea of using a Smoothfoam ruled wreath form to create an oversized dreamcatcher! Designer Susan M. Brown gave her dreamcatcher a weathered, beachy feel with raffia and neutral tones of paint. Visit Susan’s blog to see how she made it.
As a child of the 80s, I loved wearing preppy argyle sweaters and socks. This wreath is a little nod to preppier times using brighter colors – visit my blog to see how I created the look with felt and rick-rack trims.
My friend crochets these sweet little flowers which I have been collecting. Usually I use them sparingly, one at a time on various project – but I thought my whole collection might look great together as part of a pretty summer wreath. Visit my blog for more details.