Happy Sunday all! I’ve had this little wreath planned for a while and was so glad to knock it out this weekend. The idea came to me after I was browsing through my own past wreaths and mason jar projects. In the fall we made a Canning Ring Pumpkin that I gave my mother in law. I adore that thing, its so stinking cute! It would make a great wreath, but then what do you do with the lids? In an attempt to use the leftover lids I whipped up this little guy. I love him too
I had all the lids from that past project, as well as the green rings from a christmas project I never got around to. Hey, just because I’m crafty sure doesn’t mean I end up doing ALL the crafts! No wonder my basement is full of unused supplies 😉
This was a fairly simple project. I even used the two shades of orange spray paint from the pumpkin project again. First I figured out how I wanted my tops to sit to form a carrot shape.
Then I traced a triangular shape the same measurements as my tops above onto a piece of wood. Husbeast cut it out for me
Once we had that done I split the tops in half and coated half with one shade of orange and the other half with the other shade. I opted to paint the wood base the lighter shade and I’m glad I did, it forms such a great base coat and allows the tops to really stand out.
We let everything dry overnight to ensure a really good finish. Ultimately we debated between gluing the tops to the wood or nailing them. I chose nailing (mostly because I’m impatient)…but if I had to do it again I’d glue. We couldn’t get the nails perfectly flat into the can tops so you can see them, but only really if you’re looking. When the wreath is hanging up on our door you don’t notice a thing. But since I’m a perfectionist it bothers me to know they’re there. I should have just listened to my dang husband!
Once the tops were all dry we did nail them to the wooden base like so.
I gave everything a few extra touchups of spray paint so the two colors wouldn’t have such a stark contrast.
Next we used wire cutters to cut each green ring and twist them in a curly cue fashion.
Once we had all our curly cues the Husbeast nailed those to the top of my carrot. We also nailed one extra large ring to the back to hold the carrot on our wreath hanger Might as well use what you’ve got!
I love it so much you guys! We actually decided after we hung it up it would be cuter sideways so we moved the hanger in the back to one side so it would dangle like an actual carrot. So freaking cute! This was actually a fairly simple project and I was glad to have everything I needed on hand. Since we got the foster puppies its been hard to knock out the bigger projects we initially planned to tackle this month. Speaking of which look how big Andy Stumps is getting?!
Legs was noncompliant this morning so no 15 minutes of fame on the blog for her!
Hope you guys have enjoyed this newest tutorial. Lord I really need to get onto fourth of July almost huh?! I can’t believe how fast this year is flying past me! Tata for now