Hello lovely 36th Avenue readers!
I’m Sierra from the Blue Robin Cottage!
At the Blue Robin Cottage, I love to share all the fun craft and home decor projects I’ve been working on. Stop on by and see what I’m up to! 🙂 
I am so honored and thrilled to be guest posting at the 36th Avenue to share my Halloween Chalkboard Wreath Tutorial with you today! 
Lets get started!
 
Step 1: Trace your foam wreath onto the cardboard
Step2: Cut out your circle
Step 3: Paint your cardboard circle with Chalkboard paint
Step 4: Let dry for about 4 hours and paint your second coat

While your waiting for second coat of chalkboard paint to dry…

Step 5: Cut strips of fabric out to wrap around your foam wreath- mine were around 3 inches wide

Step 6: Hot glue your first strip of fabric to the back of your foam wreath

Step 7: Wrap your strip around the wreath

Step 8: Continue to wrap your strips of fabric until the entire wreath is covered


Step 9: Embellish your wreath 
with jute rope by hot gluing and tightly wrapping it around your wreath

You can also embellish your wreath with fun felt or fabric flowers. Here’s how:


1. Cut a circle out of felt
2. Take a fabric strip that is 1 1/2 inches wide and around 12 inches long and add a line of hot glue along one long side
3. Fold the strip in half and press down
4. Once the strip has dried, cut slits down the side
5. Glue onto your felt circle
6. Keep gluing and coiling your strip around the circle until you get to the center and glue your last bit of strip down in the middle

Once you’ve glued all of your embellishments glued on, its time to assemble your wreath!


Step 10: Set your card board circle right side down on the back of your wreath and poke two small holes into it that also penetrate your foam wreath (I painted the back of my cardboard circle black, so you could see better)

Step 11: Cut a piece of flower wire and feed it through the the holes and into the wreath

Step 12: Twist, to tie off the excess flower wire

Step 13: Continue the process all the way around the wreath

Now you can doodle to your heart’s content!
The possibilities are endless! This wreath is a great way to switch things up when you are bored (which happens to me a lot). 😉

Thanks so much for having me today Desirée! 
I hope to see you soon at the Blue Robin Cottage where you can check out some of the other projects I’ve been working on:
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I LOVE…love…LoVe…lOvE…LUV this project!
So I have to give you the…
Thank you so much for being such an EXTRAORDINARY GUEST!
Desiree.

 

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