Monday, November 12, 2012

Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My!

Years and years ago, an old friend of my mother's gave our daughters a darling little wreath that she had made.  I had never seen anything like it before or since.

SO, I thought I'd attempt to create one myself and share it with you.

The list of supplies includes a grapevine wreath, bags of miniature plastic animals, spray paint, hot glue gun and finally, ribbon.

This is literally one of the easiest craft projects!!!  So, here it goes.....

I was surprised how tough it was to find affordable plastic animals but Target to the rescue!!!  I scored a 45 piece set on clearance and then a few additional sets in their Dollar section.  A variety of animal shapes and sizes make the final project more interesting.

Once the animals were out of the 'pen' and ready to go, I used my 'new' glue gun (one of the best Christmas gifts ever!!!) and started gluing the larger animals. You can glue them on however you choose....


I then randomly glued the smaller animals until I literally ran out of glue....

I chose Krylon Brushed Metallic Satin Champagne Nouveau Paint and spray painted the entire plastic animal wreath.  The choice of paint color is a personal one and I just like a subtle touch of glitz!!!

Brushed Metallic

Add your glittery ribbon and voila.....

Let me know what you think....


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  1. Very fun idea! Agreed on how hard it is to find inexpensive plastic animals. Great job.

  2. This is such a cool idea! I like the metallic paint and the fun whimsical look.

    1. Love your beautiful design, Heather...Love the "farm" animals, too...It has brought back fond memories of the beautiful gold "jungle" wreath that Rene made for Lara's first Christmas...I'm soooo happy that you thought to recreate it...Love, Mom...xox

  3. That's soooo cool! I think I'll have to make one for my kids' bedroom door this Christmas!


  4. I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick