If you’ve been around long enough, you know that I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with wreaths.
I just love coming up with a little circle of joy and spirit that looks nothing like what you can find for sale at the craft and floral stores. And sometimes I use unusual stuff to make them, like shop rags from Home Depot or tulle (before tulle wreaths were ever a thing).
But other times, I like to take the old standby- the grapevine wreath- and make it a little more hip with the help of my badass friend, Mr. Can O’SpayPaint.
I dusted off the ol’ Peeps wreath and added fresh Peeps to it this weekend. Then jazzed up the mantle to welcome spring…
Look at those two love birds! The children are just willing them to fall from the nest and into their mouths.
And I couldn’t forget the Peep tree, which is now, like, an actual thing in this family. My kids will grow up and be like, “Remember when mom glued Peeps on dead branches every year. She was so crazy.” Hashtag nostalgia.
By the way, if you want the full rundown on how to make a Peep wreath and Peep tree of your own, check out this post for the tutorial.
Then I decided to use my same spray paint magic on a giant oval grapevine wreath (just $8!). This new front door of ours is much bigger than the last one, making all my old wreaths look like sad little wreaths on it. So I have to up the scale a bit.
I love the look of gold-dipped accessories for home decor right now, so I took that idea and ran with it.
I actually think this wreath would look really mod and cool with just the gold-dipped effect, or with just the bow, or just the flowers. I wound up using all 3 because I’m in an accessory junkie phase of life right now.
Anyway, I just laid it on a drop cloth in the garage, and placed a box over it at a diagonal, then weighted that down a bit with some scraps of wood.
Then just spray, let dry, spray, let dry, etc. until you get the coverage you like. Definitely do multiple thin coats versus one thick gloppy one. The thin coats dry really fast.
When you remove the box, you should have a pretty clear definition between wreath and paint.
Add a bow and stick some flowers in..or not. Whatever. It’s a very easy wreath that’s very open to interpretation.
I love how mine looks like a fancy, gold-dipped Easter egg.
I also made another wreath over the weekend, but it deserves it’s own post. So… HANG TIGHT! BRB!