I absolutely love wreaths, and although I love a traditional flower motif for them, I also adore coming up with fresh wreath ideas that break from the typical mold. Walking through the aisles at Hobby Lobby a few weeks back, I found this fun paintable crafting foam called Smooth Foam in a variety of shapes and sizes, and I knew immediately that the ball shapes would be perfect for punching up a wreath for my front door.
Instead of a cluster of flowers, I adhered a grouping of the foam balls to the front of the wreath. I love the dimension this adds, and even better: it was so easy to do! To further streamline the process for creating this wreath, I opted to paint the wreath form instead of covering it with fabric as I have in many of my past wreath projects. I love how the texture of the straw in the wreath shows through here!
Now, spray paint your ball shapes. To easily coat all sides of each one with the paint, prop each ball up on a toothpick stuck into your cardboard box, as shown. This will enable you to keep your hands paint-free! Allow the ball shapes to dry completely.
Now, fire up your hot glue gun. Arrange your foam balls as desired on the front of your wreath, adhering them with hot glue as you work.
I also chose to add two butterflies I created using my Epic machine. I first used my blossoms printing plate to create a gold pattern on my paper before cutting out the butterflies with the same butterfly die that I used to make the butterfly ornaments for my the tree in my Easter vignette.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.