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Modern Faremhouse Wreath

Designer Finishes

Modern Faremhouse Wreath
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Modern Faremhouse Wreath

designed by Kelly Alder-Janes

Use the Designer Finishes Salt Wash Farmhouse kit to create modern farmhouse wreath.

SUPPLIES

Designer Finishes

  • Salt Wash Farmhouse (DASK571)

Mediums

  • Texture Sand Medium (DS145)

Other supplies

  • paintbrush (used)
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #5 round brush
  • #8 flat brush
  • X-Acto® knife
  • jute, hemp, string, or yarn (Light or white is best. I used cotton twine.)
  • wooden skewer
  • hot glue gun with clear glue sticks
  • 1" flat brush
  • plastic succulents (9-12)
  • wooden welcome cutout (Hobby Lobby)
  • wooden bead wreath (18" diameter)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Gather the supplies and set up your work space.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using an X-Acto knife, separate the succulents into individual plants. (You can remove the stems at this step or before attaching them to the bead wreath.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint all pieces with Grey Sky. (Be sure to coat all the sides of the succulents and bead wreath and allow all to dry. Don't worry too much about coverage with the succulents as you will give them another coat in the next step.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Mix Texture Sand Paste with Grey Sky in a 1:1 ratio. (I used an old brush. Use a brush you don't care about because the Sand Paste mix can be hard to get out of your brush). Add the mix randomly onto the wreath, the succulents, and the welcome cutout. (This is also a great time to cover up any areas you may have missed with your initial coat.) Allow everything to dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Brush Vintage Effect Grey lightly onto the welcome cutout and succulents. For the bead wreath, I recommend adding this more heavily to help the pieces stand out from each other. Allow to dry
    Step 4 Example
  6. Brush Vintage Effect White onto the welcome cutout and most heavily onto the succulents. (For this, I left less grey showing than I did on the beaded part of the wreath to help each component of this project to stand out from each other.) Allow all pieces to dry completely.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Once it is time to assemble the wreath, gather the skewers (I used two) and the string. Attach the skewers horizontally with the string, tying the skewers to the beads (see photo) and adding a touch of hot glue to secure. (This helps stabilize the wreath and creates a surface to attach the welcome sign and succulents to.) Wrap the string through succulents and tie it in the back. Use hot glue to help keep knots tight and everything secure. Loop string through the top and hang.
    Step 6 Example