This is a new look for the Rustic Wreath we made a few weeks ago and did a tutorial for. Here's the image and link
for that tutorial:
We decided to re-work the wreath to give it a different look. To see how to make the wreath, just follow the tutorial up until the point that the 4" Chocolate Moss Natural Plaid Paper Mesh was added.
We pulled the Chocolate Moss Natural Plaid paper mesh out of the wreath and added a 4" Yellow and Cream Check Paper Check
We also chose some items from RAZ to add to this wreath. The yellow/cream check ribbon lightened it up a bit and the colors would work for spring, summer or fall.
The Faux Mossy Log
from RAZ is very lightweight making it an excellent embellishment for wreaths or centerpieces. It's made of paper and would need protection from the elements. It measures about 13" in length and about 3" in width.
For this wreath, we just secured the log with clear fishing line. You could also use hot glue if you were looking for a permanent attachment.
The Squirrel Pair is also from RAZ and some of the smaller squirrels measuring at about 5.5" They too are very lightweight and could be attached to the log with hot glue. They are made of Styrofoam and a straw material, and sold in pairs. We have several other styles of squirrels in the brown colors and several white styles coming in from the 2013 RAZ collection.
Cut paper mesh ribbon strips at about 15"
We use a 24" x 36" self healing Omnigrid Cutting Mat
and a 45mm Fiskars Rotary Cutter
(these are available at Amazon and we have included our affiliate links.)
Fold in half and cut at an angle from the folded side for a chevron or fishtail type finish to the ribbon strips.
Open the twists and lay the pinched ribbon strip right on top of the last layer which would be the Fresh Green Faux Burlap and re-secure the twist with 3-4 turns.
This was a quick and easy way to give a wreath a new look and only took a few minutes.