June 10, 2011

Tin Foil Wreath

Do you believe me that this is made of tin foil?
Well it is, 
and I am going to show you how. 
Here's what you need. 
All of this stuff is probably laying around your house,
just waiting to be turned into something exciting!
First start off with a pretty good length of foil.
I used a high-tech devise to get a circle. 
A Frisbee!
Really anything can be used to get it round:
a plate, a ball, a drawing of a circle, 
or you can just eye it. 
I added a few layers of foil, 
until it was about 1" thick.
 I might have had a little too much fun with picnik!
I then added some crushed paper, 
to make it thicker and lighter.
Then added another couple layers of foil.
TA-DA!
You have just made a Tin Foil Wreath. 
Have fun making your own! 
Personalize to what you like. 
Here's what I did:
Gather up your materials.
A flower paper punch. 
(I actually borrowed my sisters)
Brad nails
(I used these instead of pins, 
because I had them on hand, 
and they are SUPER cheap)
and a tin foil wreath.
Shape the flowers. 
I used another high-tech device here too.
Needle nosed pliers. 
(I was using my finger nail, but 
after about the first 50, 
it hurt.) 
Add the flowers. 
My fingers really hurt after I finished. 
Sometimes I actually used a little craft hammer I have
to put in the nails.
(Who knew paper could be so hard to poke a hole in!)
I added a ribbon and bow, 
made with hot glue. 
All done.

If you wanted, 
I'm sure you could wrap the wreath in fabric or spray paint it 
to cover the silver foil,
but I like the foil shining through. 
I think it makes it look fancy, 
with the silver shining through. 
Plus it matches the silver brad nails!
I'm excited to see what you have done, 

20 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [11 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Wow! that's ambitious, but I loved that u used the foil as a base. Cute!

Laurie said...

Your wreath is super gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing it with us. Come see my latest, a sunburst mirror made from yogurt spoons!
http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com/2011/06/funky-sunburst-mirror-inspired-by.html

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

I am amazed that your wreath is made of foil! It turned out so beautiful!

LrSchwtz said...

This is a beautiful wreath! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

what a cool idea! I love it when people rock what they've got. Thanks for sharing

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

Wow! What a cute wreath. The tiny nail-heads in the centers of the flowers is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Unexpected Elegance said...

Great wreath!!! Very cool idea.
Thanks for sharing!
~Angela
unexpectedelegance.com

Sarah@everydayeasy said...

wow!! i love the little flowers!

Adrienne said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful wreath and very inventive base. Who needs to ever buy a wreath form again? Love it.
I would love for you to share this project at my linky party.
http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/06/inspiration-board-link-party_14.html

Hope to see you there.
Thanks for the inspiration.

ginger @ literally inspired said...

You are so creative! I never would have thought to use tinfoil. A definite money saver. Your wreath turned out beautiful!

Papi and Wee Granny said...

Thank you SOOO much for sharing this. Buying wreath forms can get expensive, foil and old newspapers are a cheap but effective substitute. Craft on!

Cathy M.

B.Cheniful said...

too cool! To think of all the money I spend on straw wreaths! smart!

Foundinthe-ALI said...

This is so cute! Foil is such a great idea for a base. Never would have thought :)

Alia Dalwai said...

Hi!

I am your follower.
I loved this Wreath!! :) Its so cute!

Do visit my blog too and follow it if you like!

Keep up the good work!

Alia
http://aliascreativelife.blogspot.com/

Lesley Paige said...

I love this and made my own! It turned out super cute - I gave you credit on my blog - check it out if you have time! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lesley

craftingismytherapy.blogspot.com

Bobbie said...

That is super cleaver! I just featured you on this weeks highlights of Check me out saturday http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com
Thanks so much for stopping by and entering!

Hani@Craftionary said...

great! your wreath turned out superb.. I am amazed that you made such a perfect wreath out of foil.. gotta try this sometime soon..
xoxo
Hani

Our Seven Dwarfs said...

This is genius! Wreaths are so expensive and foil is not! I plan to make this! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I pinned it on pinterest as well!

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