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2 – Merry Days of Christmas All Aglow paper
2 – Merry Days of Christmas Evergreen Dots paper
2 – Merry Days of Christmas Gingerbread Lane paper
2 – Merry Days of Christmas Old St. Nick paper
2 – Merry Days of Christmas Pajama Plaid paper
2 – Merry Days of Christmas Santa’s Forest paper
2 packages – “Lucky” Trim (green)
Also used: 16” Styrofoam Floral Wreath, Wood “B”, Believe wood word, Paper Mache star, red spray paint, berries and spray, 2 yards 3” wire ribbon, Brown stamp pad, mod podge, wire, glue
Step 1: Spray paint floral ring red and let dry
Step 2: Cut four 2” x 12” strips from All Aglow paper glue together and adhere to the outer edge of styrofoam ring.
Step 3: Cut a 2” x 4” piece of paper, fold in half and cut into the shape of a leaf (or cut out pattern provided).
Step 4: Trace and cut out 18 leaves from the following 7 patterns (total of 126 leaves): All Aglow, Evergreen Dots, Gingerbread Lane, Old St. Nick, Pajama Plaid, Santa’s Forest (front) and Santa’s Forest (back side). (You can choose as many patterns as you’d like, as long as you have an odd number of patterns).
Step 5: Ink edges of leaves and curl up end with pen.
Step 6: Using pins to attach the leaves begin by putting one leaf turned to the outer edge. Alternate: One leaf facing out, one leaf facing in, one leaf in the middle and so on.
Step 7: Keep an eye on how the whole wreath is looking. I didn’t always put a leaf on the inside since it’s a shorter distance.
Hint: Pick a paper order alternating reds and greens. Make sure your colors are looking good (not too much in any area). For instance, be sure the plaid paper isn’t always in the middle, outside or inside.
Step 8: Add in sprays as you go along using pins or a hot glue gun.
Step 9: Before you are all complete, pin in the ribbon with the unfinished edge on top. Pin leaves to the top.
Step 10: Cover “B” and star in paper using mod podge to adhere. Wrap ribbon along left side of “B”.
Step 11: When you have all the leaves in, tie a bow to hang the letter “B” in the wreathopening and adjust the position of any out of place leaves.
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