This week’s Meet and Make designer is Angie Holden. Angie blogs about everything from home decor projects to vintage finds over at The Country Chic Cottage. All of her DIY projects have a bit of farmhouse flair, hence the name of her blog. Angie loves all different types of craft mediums, but one of her top picks is paper. Something that may surprise you about Angie is that she has a degree in engineering! Curious to find out more? Read her 10 fun facts below and get to know Angie a bit better!
10 Fun Facts About Angie:
1. I live on a farm in rural Tennessee.
2. I have a degree in engineering.
3. My husband and I were high school sweethearts that met on a blind date.
4. I have an addiction to Reese’s peanut butter eggs (spring is not a good time for me to diet).
5. I drive a VW Beetle.
6. I love reality television.
7. Our family loves spending time on our boat in the summer.
8. I don’t own any high heels.
9. We live in our dream home and hope to never leave.
10. I clean like a mad woman when I know people are coming to my house.
Here’s the project that Angie’s sharing with us for National Craft Month. This week is all about yarn crafts, but that doesn’t mean it has to be all about knitting and crochet. Angie’s Fuzzy Hello Spring Wreath is covered in pretty pastel yarn. Isn’t it cute?! Find the wreath making instructions below:
Fuzzy Hello Spring Wreath
- Wreath form
- One skein of yarn in spring colors (Angie used the Cha Cha yarn from Patons)
- Scrapbook paper
- Foam Letters
- Hot glue
- Scalloped Edge Scissors
- Plaid paint (Folk Art paints in acrylic and glitter)
1. Take your yarn and wrap around your wreath form. The variegated yarn will make stripes as you wrap. Once your form is covered, glue the end of the yarn down in the back.
2. Create the “Hello” banner. For the “Hello” banner, I used a variety of pre-cut tag shapes. You can cut these yourself into any shape you wish or use pre-cut ones like I did. These do not have to all be the same color. You are going to paint right on the paper. One coat of acrylic paint and one coat of glitter paint on each tag. Make sure the paint colors you use match.
3. Add on foam letters to spell “Hello” after the paint dries. Run a strand of ribbon through the holes at the top and tie on your wreath. If the tags do not stay positioned like you want, add a drop of hot glue to hold each in place.
4. Now let’s make some paper flowers for our wreath. Take a full size sheet of scrapbook paper (mine was 12 inch by 12 inch paper) and paint it any color you choose. Again use acrylic for the first coat and glitter for the second coat. Allow to dry. Cut into approximately 1 1/2 inch wide strips with your scalloped edge scissors. Fold each strip “accordion” style.
5. Place two accordion folded strips together to make a circle. Hot glue both ends together.
6. Turn over to the back and make your accordion circle into a flat flower like shape. Add hot glue to the center. Hold until set.
7. Turn over to the front and add hot glue in the center, holding until set. You can really add a ton of glue to the back as it will not be seen. Be a little more careful in the front.
8. Add these to your wreath with some more hot glue. But wait, they need a little something to cover up that ugly middle.
9. Cover the middles. I found these plain wood buttons at the Dollar Tree and glammed them up with some paint. Again, one coat of acrylic paint and one coat of glitter paint will go on each one.
10. Place the buttons in the center of your flower shapes with hot glue. Don’t have plain wood buttons? You could paint regular buttons or just use them as-is.
11. Add a ribbon to the back of the wreath and hang this on your door.
Don’t forget that March is National Craft Month, and we’re still giving away a prize every single day! Just head on over to our Project of the Day post and leave a comment to enter. It’s that easy! Plus be sure to check back every day to see if you’re the lucky winner!