Cute Cactus Wreath

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By General Craft Contributor Michelle

Make a quirky-cute summer wreath with this fun project.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

To begin, paint your foam ring with the Foliage Green acrylic paint.  Let dry.

Use your Forest Green acrylic paint to paint stripes around the wreath.  Let dry.

Using a small detail brush and your white acrylic paint, paint tiny white “Xs” along the stripes.  Let dry.

To create the cactus blossom, cut a 1.5-inch wide strip from your center felt (I used yellow).  Use your scissors to cut a fringe along one edge of the felt strip.

Beginning at one end of the strip, roll up the strip, adding a bit of hot glue as you roll to help secure the roll.

From the color that you have chosen for the center of your flower, cut a 2-inch wide strip of felt, cutting a wavy petal pattern into one edge.

Begin rolling, and bunching the strip around the fringed center you made, using hot glue to secure the strip in place.

Cut various sizes of petals from your main color of felt.

Glue the petals around your flower’s center, overlapping them a bit as you glue.

Use your hot glue to attach the flower to your wreath, covering the seam on the foam wreath when you glue.  Embellish around the flower with green pom-pom “buds.”

Poke a toothpick into the center of each white “X” you painted.

Add a loop of string to the back of the wreath as a hanger.

Lookin’ sharp!

Happy Crafting!

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