Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tulle Diamond Wreath & Nickel Love!


Marilyn Monroe was right. Diamonds are a girl's best friend....especially around Valentine's Day!  Plus, it's always fun to come up with an excuse to add BLING to an already colorful wreath.  Here's how you can do it too!

Materials:
10 yards fuchsia tulle
10 inch white Styrofoam wreath
1 package Martha Stewart Dimensional Diamond stickers
1 package Jolee's All That Bling stickers (my new favorite thing)
12 inch wooden letters
sandpaper
white primer
silver metallic spray paint
hot glue
$12 in nickels

Tulle rosettes
I made a variety of sizes of roses.  For the larger ones, I cut 2 strips of tulle into 2 inch x 54 inch strips and layered the pieces on top of each other for added thickness.   For smaller roses, I cut 2 inch x 27 inch strips.
Step 1:  With the two pieces of tulle, roll it to form the center of the rose.  Add a dab of hot glue to hold it in place.
Step 2: While pinching the base with your left hand, hold the length side of the tulle and begin twisting and looping it around the center of the rose.  Add glue when the rose begins to form.  Remember to glue low so the dried glue doesn't show.
 Step 3: Keep twisting and gluing with every few twists of the wrist.
 Step 4: When you come to the end of the tulle, add a thin strip of glue.
Finished product!
But it's so much better with the bling!

Putting it all together
Step 1: Wrap the wreath with fuchsia tulle to help hide any white spots when you glue the flowers.

Step 2: Add a loop of tulle to the back of the wreath for hanging.

 Step 3: Place the larger roses on the wreath first.  This helps balance the wreath out and makes the placement of the smaller roses much easier.
 Step 4: Glue all of the roses and then add the diamonds where you think they fit best.

Wooden Letters

Sand 
 Prime and paint
Lay out the nickels to make sure they all fit. 
 Glue them in place.  Don't worry, the guy at the bank said it isn't defacing currency to glue Thomas Jefferson to wooden letters, and they'll pop right off if you ever need a few extra cents for the ice cream man. :)
Hang it and LOVE it!  This would be super cute in a little girl's room all year round. 

Have fun!
~ Cindy Jane

11 comments:

  1. This is SO adorable! You did such an amazing job. lovelovelove it! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is SUPER cute!! Love the idea of adding the coins! So awesome!

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    1. I absolutely adore this!!! thank you for sharing it on Make it MOnday! I've posted it on the brassy apple FB page!

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  3. Thank you so much, Megan!! We love your blog! I was so excited to see our link on your Facebook page! :)

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  4. Wow that is awesome, looks great!!

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  5. Such a cute idea! (I love the bling.) Newest follower.

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  6. Thanks for all of your sweet comments everyone! Welcome to our newest members! We have a lot of fun things in the works!

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  7. I showed my friend in Pheonix this and she LOVED it!!! We went to the craft store to buy some of the stuff while we were there! YAY!

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    1. Yay for sure! Let us know how it turns out! :)

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    2. I think she is just making the wreath, not the entire "LOVE" sign. It's for her little girl's room. I'll have to ask her if she's started yet!

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