Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Copy Cat Spring Wreath

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Inspired by this moss wreath at Frou Frou Gal  I created my own.  I first saw her wreath on Saturday and set this evening aside to make it. That's a remarkably fast turnaround for me!
Moss Wreath

To make this wreath I started with a cheap plastic picture frame, a bag of moss and a moss sheet from the Dollar Tree. I also used some Model Magic clay for the eggs. I picked that up a few years ago from the 99 Cent Only store and have used it here and there for a long time. The mini grapevine wreath is from my stash. I
Supplies
Here it is with the moss sheet glued on. Ignore the big eggs, they are for another project.

First Layer
From here I glued on bunches of moss to add volume. I also added some sticks and the nest. I made the eggs out of that air dry clay. I painted them and glued them right on. I added some newspaper scraps to give it the collected look of a real bird's nest. I hope to add some feathers if I remember to get some. This is the kind of project I'll be tweeking here and there for a while.

Spring Mantle
My cost for this wreath was $4.
Moss Sheet $1
Bagged moss $1
Frame $1
Ribbon $1

Clay, paint, sticks, hotglue are all from my stash.

I am linking up to the spring challenge at the CSI Project!

10 comments:

Holly said...

Very cute. I really think these wreaths are FABULOUS...I think this is next on my project to-do list!

Suesan said...

Hey Jane, it looks great! I love it. I'm glad my project gave you some inspiration. I'm in love with my wreath and may end up finding a permanent home inside my house once the season is over.

Carissa said...

This look great. I would have never thought to use a Dollar Store picture frame for a base. Brilliant! It looks great up on the mantel with the other bird eggs under glass.

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Very Cute!

Cindy said...

Awesome project; looks great and perfect for Spring!

anandhirajan said...

wow very creative
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oldschoolacres said...

I love it!

Shara said...

I love that square wreath - very creative. And, I will not ignore those big eggs! :)

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

This is beautiful! I love how it is square! Would love for you to link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings sometime. www.ladybug-blessings.com

littlemissmk said...

this is super cute! and i love copy-catting. in fact my best stuff is copy-catted. ;) (ie-play kitchens!)