Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial


That is the same wreath in the photo(s) above. I just placed it in different areas, some dark, some light, to show how the light and dark effects the look of the wreath. In person, it is simply stunning (truly).

Here are some other DIY Tulle wreaths you may want to make:

Easy Thanksgiving Wreath DIY

Easy Christmas Tulle Wreath

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial

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Notes:

• Tulle is significantly more difficult to work with than a cotton material. Keep that in mind when making this wreath.

• You want your wreath nice and full. If you skimp, you cannot hide it. So, make sure your tulle is nice and full!

• Sequin glitter tulle sheds. A lot. With that in mind, I strongly suggest you cover your work surface with a towel (or it will look like a glitter-bomb went off in your house).

• We used pipe cleaners for some texture. You could substitute feathers!

• For this wreath, we used purple and gold with a green bead and pipe cleaner accent and black mask. You do not have to use the colors as shown. Mardi Gras colors are green, purple, black, and gold, so mix and match according to your preference. Break it down like this:

2 colors tulle
1 color pipe cleaner + beads
1 color mask

• If you want the same look we did, follow the color scheme used. If you want a different look, go for it! Your best bet is to start with your mask choice, and then match the colors to that (tulle rolls are easy to find). Just remember this is a sparkling tulle wreath, so make sure one of your tulle colors glitters with sequins.

• There are several ways to do the tulle color grouping on this wreath – two alike knot colors, three alike knot colors, etc. and repeat. Ultimately, after playing around and experimenting, this wreath was created with alternating tulle knots meaning one gold, one purple, one gold, one purple (etc until finished).

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial Materials:

14″ Wire Wreath Frame
• Mask
• 1 chopstick or pencil
• 8 Green Pipecleaners
• Scissors
• Mardi Gras Beads
• 25 yards Purple Tulle (1 roll, 6″)
• 25 yards Gold Sparkle Tulle (with sequins, this may not be available in a 25 yard roll at your local fabric store, so buy as many rolls as you need to make 25 yards, 6″)
Glue Gun and Hot Glue (optional)

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial Directions:

• Cut tulle into 5″ strips. You will get 180 strips per 25-yard roll.
• Using the 6″ side of the tulle, tie a square knot (left over right and under, right over left and under) around one of the frame times.

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


• Every other tie is a different color. You are alternating colors for this one. Leave the second outer row of the wreath frame empty for beads, pipe cleaners, and mask attachment.
• Push together after each knot.
• Use all 720 strips. Your wreath will be nice and full, but not squished.
• Wrap your pipe cleaners around a chopstick or a pencil to form spirals.
• Twist around the frame, and allow the curly ends to poke out through the tulle.

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


• Clip the ends of the beads (where the necklace meets) using scissors (to form a long strand and not a necklace). You can twist the clipped ends around the frame allowing the beads to swag down a bit. They will secure like a twist-tie would. You can use a dab of hot glue to secure in place if you like.
• Tie the mask to the frame. The mask should have ribbons on it making it simple to secure. You can dab with a bit of hot glue to hold in place.

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


• Hang where desired.

Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial. Follow the step by step instructions of this Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath Tutorial to make this beautiful, sparkly, Mardi Gras Wreath. This highly customizable, simple to make, Glitter Mardi Gras Mask Wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique Mardi Gras decor!


• Note: I did not attach a ribbon to hang this, I just hooked it over a door hanger. If you would like, you can add a ribbon to hang.


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How to Make a Watering Can Planter

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!





How to Make a Watering Can Planter

You will not believe how easy it is to transform a simple watering can into a planter for herbs, flowers, and other small plants. In just moments, transform your boring patio or yard into something amazing with the watering can planter!

This is a great recycle craft (upcycle craft?) if you have an old watering can laying about. You can use a small can (the one in this tutorial is small) a large can, or in-between! One size will be just right to fit on the deck with your patio furniture, inside your house on a windowsill or on the kitchen table, or simply in your garden as part of the garden art and decor!

A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!

If you do not have an old watering can handy and would like to purchase one to do this project, stop at your local Home Depot or nearest gardening center for a great selection!

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


Watering Can Planter Supplies:

• 1 Watering Can
• Drill
• Rocks, Broken Pottery, etc (for drainage)
• Potting Soil
Gardening Hand Trowel
• Small Plants
• Tray (to catch water from watering if this is not set in your garden)

Watering Can Planter Directions:

• Make sure your watering can is free of debris and wash it with soap. If you are reusing an old watering can and had used it to mix with something besides water, this will remove any old residue that may harm your new plants. Not sure which plants to use? Well here are 75 Acid Loving Plants (from slightly acidic to OMG must have acid soil!) and 75 Alkaline Friendly Plants (from slight alkaline soil to very alkaline) to help get you started on your choices. Recognize that most potting soil is going to be closer to neutral, but read the package before deciding!

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Make a drainage hole in the bottom of your watering can using an electric drill (as always, read the manufacturer safety recommendations before using any power tool). This will help you not overwater your plants.
• Place a few rocks, stone, broken pieces of pottery in the bottom of your watering can (without blocking your drainage hole(s). This will also help promote drainage.
• Fill the watering can mostly full of soil.

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Use the trowel to dig a hole in the center of the can for your plants. The flowers seen in this tutorial were broken into smaller sections and planted around the inside of the watering can (remember, a small can was used in this tutorial).

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Place a tray underneath your watering can to catch excess moisture from watering if you plan on placing your can anywhere other than in your garden.

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Water your soil with another watering can. Do not over-water even if you have a drainage hole in the bottom of your watering can.

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• That is it! Place your watering can planter in a sunny spot or in the shade depending on what type of plants(s) you chose to grow. Make sure to check your can every day or two to see if it needs water as shallow containers dry out quickly.
• If you keep your watering can planter outside, when frost threatens, just take the watering can planter inside!

This is truly a simple and easy way to reuse old watering cans while adding a touch of garden art to your outdoor (or indoor!) garden.


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Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!





Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial

Ah, fairy gardens! They can be made with living plants including flowers, moss, etc, or with faux (fake) mini trees, animals, fairies, grass, etc. This spring fairy garden DIY tutorial uses manufactured plants and decorations (fake). You could place this spring fairy garden outside for decor, or use the spring fairy garden on a table as part of a centerpiece. This is highly individual, so you are only bound by your own imagination. Spring was spelled out in the white mini stones, but you could spell out Easter, or eliminate a word entirely.

Instead of using a broken pot, the base of a 12″ Terra Cotta Flower Pot was used.

While I linked to materials below, I strongly suggest you head over to your local Michaels, Hobby Lobby or JoAnn’s to see and feel what you plan on using in your spring fairy garden. Your local Dollar Tree or Big Lots is an excellent source for glass stones and even filling sands.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


Spring Fairy Garden Supplies:

Terra Cotta Flower Pot Saucer, at least 12 inches wide
• Filler such as White Sand, White Mini Stones, or Gravel
• Assorted Glass Gems or Sstones
Mini Chenille Chicks
• Assorted Small Furniture Pieces (dinette set is ideal)
• Mini Eggs and Basket
• Pastel Colored Trees or Flowers – such as Bottle Brush Trees or maybe these Bottle Brush Trees
• Mini Greenery
• Assorted Wood Letter Tiles
Enamel Paint: Pastel Colors
Paint Brushes
Small Easel or Paper Plate

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


Spring Fairy Garden Directions:

• Begin by applying a strip of paint in your choice of pastel color around the rim of the terra cotta saucer. If you wish you can color the entire saucer, however, once it is filled it may be hard to see the color, which is why this terra cotta saucer is just painted at the rim.
• Allow the paint to dry completely.

• Fill the terra cotta saucer approximately 2/3 of the way full with a filler such as white sand or white mini gravel.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• If you are looking to this tutorial as a guide for your miniature fairy garden accessories, place the pastel trees (bottle brush trees were used) along the back of the saucer. They are taller than the rest of the fairy garden items so you want them in the back so as not to obstruct any of the other fairy garden decor from view.
• Push down a bit so the trees remain upright.
• Place some small greenery pieces along the tree line to create shrubs.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• Assemble the dinette set. This is set up to look as if the chicks are having a little party. Place a chick to each chair and arranged the dinette set with some mini eggs and grass on top of the table.
• Push into your filler a bit so they remain upright.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• Take some wooden letter tiles or old Scrabble tiles and spell out a word of your choosing. This craft used “Spring”, but “Easter”, “Rebirth”, etc anything that is a has a springy connotation would work. Or, no tiles at all if you do not have them or care for them. If you are using tiles, arrange the tiles so the word(s) is spelled correctly and that the tiles are wedged into the filler allowing them to stand upright.
• Decorate around the tiles with some additional chicks, so it looks like they are hiding behind them or even assembling them.

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• Add in some additional features, such as a glass stone walkway or additional chicks (or bunnies).

Spring Fairy Garden DIY Tutorial. This spring fairy garden is easy to put together. Great for tabletop decor, or for older children to play with under adult supervision, you and your children will have a lot of fun gathering your spring fairy garden supplies, and making your own personal miniature spring fairy garden this year!


• All these spring fairy garden accessories were left unglued so children can play and interact with this spring fairy garden. If you wish for it to be more of a display piece, you can use hot glue to glue the pieces in place.


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