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Next Week’s Challenge — Mod Podge/Decoupage!

I think Mod Podge might be the reason that I started blogging – LOL. I was on a mod podge kick and needed a place to keep my ideas. Over the years, I think I have tried decoupaging just about everything from frames and magnet boards to tables and trays to bar stools. I just can’t get enough of the stuff!


In honor of one of my favorite crafting mediums, I came up with a little project — my take on a Modern 3-D Fall Wreath.

I don’t know if you ever saw the Mary Engelbreit Home Companion Christmas magazine a couple of years ago that featured Amy Butler standing in front of her front door? Well there is this incredible wreath there and you can just barely see it but it’s very modern with round spheres. Ever since I saw that wreath I have been thinking about making something similar with circles.

Here’s what you need: A round wreath form — mine is 12 inches with a flat top and sides. I found it at Hobby Lobby. Ribbon (about 9 yards for a 12 inch wreath) Gorilla Glue Paint that matches your ribbon Small Dowels or wooden beads. Round Wooden Craft Circles (also found at Hobby Lobby) I used 2 packages – approximately 30 circles of different sizes 4 different patterns of decorative paper Glue gun and sticks OR Superglue And of course, Mod Poge (I used Outdoor Mod Podge since my wreath is going to be outside)

Here’s what you do:
  • Put a dab of Gorilla Glue on the back side of your wreath form. Put one end of your ribbon on top of the glue and pin. Then wrap the wreath form with your ribbon tightly, overlapping the edges until the entire wreath is wrapped. End the ribbon in the same way you started – by applying a dab of Gorilla Glue and pinning it until it dries.

  • Take your circles divide the circles into four equal piles with the same sizes of circles in each pile. Trace the circles from each pile onto your four different papers. So you end up with the same number of circles and sizes for each of your four papers.
  • Cut out all of your circles.
  • Cut your dowels to three different sizes — 1/2 inch, 1 inch and 1 1/2 inch. You only need about 5 of the 1 1/2 inch sizes, then evenly split the 1/2 inch and 1 inch sizes to match the number of circles you are going to make. I used about 30 circles on my wreath. **note — you do not have to use dowels, you can use small wooden beads too. I used two different sizes of wooden bead – one was 1/2 inch and the other was 1 inch. I then cut a dowel for the 5 taller circles using a chop saw.

  • Glue the beads or dowels onto the back of the wooden circle. Once dry, paint the backs of the circles and beads the color that coordinates with your paper. let dry.

  • Mod Podge your paper onto each of the circles. I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to each of the circles and then to the back side of the paper. When I had done all of the circles, then I put a top layer over all of the circles. Let dry.
  • Then lay your circles out on the wreath to see what you want your placement to look like.

  • Glue your circles onto the wreath. When gluing, hold the dowel straight onto the wreath for a few seconds until it is cooled or dry (depending on whether you are using Superglue or hot glue).
  • Cut 2 different coordinating ribbon and wrap it through the wreath and tie at the top.

Now get YOUR projects ready for the Mod Podge/Decoupaging Challenge!

We have a Mod Podge expert coming in to judge the competition!

And we can’t wait to see YOUR ideas!

Plus –  stop by tomorrow to see who Rhoda from Southern Hospitality picked as her #1 Pottery Barn Challenge project and TOP 10! There were so many wonderful ideas – Check them out!

The TWO winner of the Say It on the Wall Vinyl prizes will also be announced tomorrow.

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  1. Condo Blues says:

    I am in L.O.V.E. love with your wreath! One Modge Podge question. I’ve been Podging since I was a kid. Lately when I Modge Podge paper to something it goes on fine. Then the paper forms air bubbles as it dries. How can I stop that from happening?

  2. Kara says:

    Love Mod Podge!!! So excited!!!

  3. Ucreate says:

    WOW! This wreath is so unique and fabulous!
    Hmmm…I wonder who the guest judge is that’s an expert in Mod Podge…lol!

    Fabulous challenge! Can’t wait to see the entries!

  4. Ellie g says:

    I am SO not a wreath person. My tastes tend to be a lot more clean and modern, and most wreaths are far to country for me. But I LOVE THIS! Beyond love. This might actually get me to hang a wreath on my door. (that’s not for Christmas) It would be a first. It would be a miracle. You have perpetuated a miracle. Amazing.

  5. Sandy says:

    What a trendy, modern take on wreaths ! Love the colours and patterns.

  6. Paula says:

    This is so cute! I’ll bet we’ll start seeing versions of your creation all over blogland, just like with your burlap wreath.

  7. Jennie says:

    LOVE! I can’t stop thinking of different themes!

  8. Oh my word. I adore that wreath!!

  9. Kate says:

    Your wreath is fabulous! I’ve got my project all ready…it’s one of my favorites!

  10. Diane says:

    That is SO cute! What a great spin for a wreath! (I’ve never had a wreath before, but I think this is one that I could do!) Love it! :)

  11. That is so cute!

  12. Jen says:

    Thank you for this great wreath idea…I’m excited to add it to my “to do” list:) Happy Frieday!

  13. Jen…..that is adorable! What a cute, fun, modern take on your everyday run-of-the-mill wreath! I LOVE it! You always have the best ideas. I better get my hiney in gear and come up with something fabulous for next week!


  14. Jan says:

    This wreath is totally GROOVY. What a great idea!

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    Do you have to have a blog to submit?

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