Monday, November 26, 2012

Camouflage Giveaway

I recently created a Lions, Tigers & Bears wreath and over this Thanksgiving weekend,  I was inspired to create a military 'camouflage' wreath as a 'thank you' to our military and military families.  This wreath is meant solely to acknowledge and thank our military and their families for their service and sacrifice.

Military camouflage was first practiced in the mid 18th century and to this day, "Camouflage is used to protect military equipment such as vehicles, guns, ships,[55] aircraft and buildings[75] as well as individual soldiers and their positions." 

Like my first DIY wreath, Lions, Tigers & Bears, I decided to use a grapevine wreath as my base. The other items needed for my project were spray paint for the wreath base color and  two acrylic paints in camouflage colors.  I also found plastic military combat figures like my brothers played with when they were little.



My first step was to spray paint the wreath and then add the camouflage paint to create a realistic camouflage effect.


Next I got out my trusty glue gun and begun attaching my military figures in random fashion over the entire wreath.



And finally, I fashioned a burlap bow to complete my "Thanksgiving" wreath for all the men and women serving in the military and their families.



If you know a military family who you would like to receive this "Thanksgiving" Camouflage wreath, please leave a comment and I will be selecting a winner from your comments. 

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Heather


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22 comments:

  1. Hi Heather, I have a good friend who is an absolute wreck because her son Anthony is in Marine boot camp graduating on Dec 21 and will be home for two weeks over Christmas. As it is an honor to know Anthony it would be a great thrill to have this for their family. Thank you, Happy Holidays, Donna

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  2. This. Is. Awesome!!!! I'm actually collecting donations to go towards raffle prizes for a military family Holiday event at Fort Bragg. I would love to have this as a prize-it's so cool! Email me if you want more info- melissa @ thehappierhomemaker.com

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  3. Forgot to mention I was visiting from home stories a to z!

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  4. OMG...What a unique idea for a wreath in recognition of the military & their families...I love the burlap bow...It finishes it off, perfectly...

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  5. Wow... very unique and one of a kind giveaways. This is best for giveaways.

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  6. I have a friend from high school who has two little girls, and her husband has been deployed many times, for long periods of time. I know the girls love having things to remind them of their Dad, especially around the holidays : )

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  7. This is the sweetest!! I would never have thought to put a wreath together like this. Very cute! It is kind of surreal that I am finding this post on the Creative Me Linky party today because today is my sister's husband's first birthday since he passed away serving in January. They have a precious 3 year old son together. He was 2 when his daddy passed away... just a couple of weeks before his 3rd birthday. This wreath would be really special to them. I am sure my sister would hang it in her son's room or on his door all year long. It has been a tough year for them but she has been so strong and positive. Let me give you the link to a Facebook page she made for her husband whom passed:
    https://www.facebook.com/InMemoryOfEodTaylorJGallant

    Hugs,
    Shelley
    www.piggyinpolkadots.blogspot.com

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  8. Boy I hope I didn't accidentally comment twice and break the rules. I just wanted to say that this would be a wonderful gift for my brother. Such a unique idea, and it's cute too!

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  9. I would love to win this for my papaw. He is a vetern of the Korean war. He has dementia now and lives with my mom. However his patriotic spirit is the one thing he holds strong too. He even likes to have an American flag taped to his hospital door when hes in there.

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  10. My brother (army, airborne ranger) would soooo like this!

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  11. My best friend Jennifer whose husband is in the military, or a friend whose son is in the military would love to have this awesome wreath.

    mysticbutterfly37 at yahoo.com

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  12. My friend (Marine) would think this was pretty cool!

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  13. My cousin is in the army. I look up to and admire his great soul. He is such a kid at heart too!

    Lieutcrunch27 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. I know someone in the Marine Corps...My husband! We're stationed out in the middle of the desert where we light up all of the palm trees at Christmas time :) This wreath is too cute for words and our little guy would get a good kick out of seeing it!

    avisha71@hotmail.com :)

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  15. My husband is a Marine and we live in a Military town! I would love this to represent all the serving men and women in our are. Especially the ones that don't get to be home during the holiday season. Thankfully, my husband has never been deployed during the holidays but he has been gone for birthdays and anniversaries and everything else. I could only imagine not having him here during a time where you are supposed to be with family. So I would love this for all those reasons.

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  16. My best friend and her husband and their son (my godson) are a military family that deserve this wreath (and much much more)! They have had to move all over the place and they never get to see any of their family or friends.I know that all that moving is very stressful not only to them, but on their son as well. Every time they start to make friends where they are, they just have to move again. Their son was born on Christmas so the holidays are not easy on them with having to have a birthday and Christmas as the same time. They would absolutely love this wreath, I just know it. Their little boy plays with toy soldiers and I'm sure it would light up his eyes. Although they are thousands of miles away, they are always trying to help our their family and friends back home. They may not get to visit as often as we would like but we all know they love us and we love them too! They sacrificed so much to be able to fight for our country and for their son to grow up in a free country. I am so thankful to be able to call them my friends and to be the godmother of their son.

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  17. This wreath is awesome! My brother is a Marine, and my mom is the proudest Marine Mom you could possibly imagine, she would LOVE this!

    cooponmommy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. What a very sweet idea! Love it!

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  19. So much fun! My son would love an army inspired wreath. This idea is fabulous!

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  20. Found you on DianaRambles and love your wreaths! Pinned it and am a new subscriber, too! Stop by my site on Wednesdays for our blog hop, OK?

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