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Faux Christmas Wreath

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Print Social for Mod Podge by Plaid Crafts.  All opinions are 100% mine.*

Faux Christmas Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

I am always on the lookout for wreath alternatives. Don’t get me wrong– I love a beautiful wreath– but sometimes I just feel like doing something out of the ordinary. So when Plaid Crafts asked me to test drive their Extreme Glitter Mod Podge, I thought that Mod Podge + faux wreath might just equal a winning combination. Here’s what I used to create my not-so-ordinary-wreath:

Faux Christmas Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

  • Scalloped plaque (found at Michael’s)
  • Ribbon
  • Extreme Glitter Mod Podge (available at retailers nationwide and on Plaid’s website)
  • FolkArt green paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Nifty little Mod Podge applicator brush
  • Scrapbook paper

I wanted to get a wreath “look” without making a traditional wreath, so I began by painting the back and sides of my scalloped plaque green. And because you can never have too much sparkle, I followed up the paint with a coat of the Extreme Glitter Mod Podge.

Faux Christmas Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

When my Mod Podge had dried, I traced the scallop on the back of the piece of scrapbook paper I wanted to use. I made sure to mark the top so that the scalloped edges would match up perfectly.

Faux Christmas Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

I cut it out and used the Mod Podge to adhere the scrapbook paper to my plaque. Starting from the center and working toward the outer edge, I smoothed out the paper so that there were no bubbles or creases. Once the Mod Podge was dry, I brushed a thin coat over the top to seal it and give it a bit of a glittery shimmer.

Faux Christmas Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

Next it was time to decorate! I wanted to make some simple paper flowers, and I found a glittery scrapbook paper that complimented the rest of my sparkly project perfectly.

Faux Christmas Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

To make the flowers, I traced a circle (1), cut it out, and drew a spiral on the back (2). I cut on the line of the spiral until my paper looked like a spring (3). I then put a dab of hot glue on the back side of the center of the spring and began wrapping it around itself, adding a dot of hot glue every 3/4 rotation or so to secure it (4). I secured the very end with hot glue and had my pretty, sparkly flower (5)! Once you make a few, you probably won’t have to trace the circle or draw the spiral anymore– just freehand it.

I used more hot glue to attach my flowers and a few leaves to my faux Christmas wreath, as well as add some ribbon at the top, and I ended up with this…

Faux Christmas Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

I think it makes a nice focal point for my Christmas shelf decor, and it is an unexpected change from the “normal” wreath. It also incorporates some of the same papers as my canvas Christmas sign, which makes my type-A heart all warm and fuzzy.

Faux Christmas Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog

I had so much fun creating this “faux” wreath… I mean glitter + Mod Podge?! How can you go wrong? If you’re looking for even more ways to incorporate Mod Podge into your daily life {and really, who isn’t? It’s awesome.}, be sure to “Like” them on Facebook, check out Plaid’s blog, or subscribe to their email newsletter. You can also pop over to the fun blogs below to see even more Mod Podge goodness:

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*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Print Social for Mod Podge by Plaid Crafts.  All opinions are 100% mine. For more information, see my disclosures here.*

11 Comments

  1. Krista @ joyfulhealthyeata says:

    So cute! Love that you attached it to the frame. Totally my style! Pinning!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Krista! I appreciate it! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  2. Laura@JourneyChic says:

    Fun project! I’ve made flowers like that out of felt, but not paper. Thanks for giving me an idea to try!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Laura! I love the felt ones, too! I actually have a project coming up next week that uses tons and tons of them!!! 😀 Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  3. Samantha @ Five Heart Home says:

    My type-A heart totally noticed the matching scrapbook papers right off the bat, Abby! 😉 Your faux wreath is perfection, and I love the way that everything in your display is tied together with complementary patterns and colors. Thanks so much for linking up your talent and creativity at Moonlight & Mason Jars…pinning! Happy almost Friday! 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Lol…I’m so glad I’m not the only one that gets all excited over things like that! 😀 Thank YOU for hosting such a great party, Samantha!

      ~Abby =)

  4. JaneEllen says:

    Really love your wreath ornament, love shape of it and how you put the paper flowers on it. Very nice. Tutorial was great also.
    Can you believe Grand Junction does not have the glitter mod podge? I’ve checked all 3 craft stores, grrrrr. Don’t know why it takes G.J. so long to get new items. None of them have the new paint either. I hate to have to pay s/h to get new things. Should I stage a protest? Even KY got new stuff early. Maybe by time the holidays are over they’ll get all the new goodies. Happy week

    1. justagirlabby says:

      No glitter Mod Podge?! That should be a crime! 😉 Fingers crossed that you get some soon! Thanks for stopping by, Jane Ellen!

      ~Abby =)

  5. Hey Abby!
    Somehow I totally missed this on my regular tour through the blog. What a cute and different idea! I’m loving the concept. I’ve never worked with Modge Podge before but I’m dying to lol. Maybe someday!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Renee! Try Mod Podge! So many different fun uses! I especially loved the glitter one. Hope you had a great week, my friend!

      ~Abby =)

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