It’s that time of year! Time to pull down the giant plastic bins of holiday decorations, and get festive! However, after rummaging through all of the crumpled newspaper and dried broken foliage, I was less than thrilled when I pulled out my old decorations. It’s time to get some new things and make a few too!
I remember last year Lia Griffith shared a breathtaking copper leaf wreath, and I knew I had to try out her technique! So I decided to make a DIY metal falling star wreath!
I bought copper and brass hobby metal at the craft store and a star hole punch. I was surprised by how effective the hole punch was at cutting the stars. With copper being the softer metal, it was, by far, easier to cut. Thus brass quickly became the accent color! I also discovered the importance of wearing metal working gloves after cutting my hand on the sharp brass metal. Yikes! The things I do in the name of blogging! All in all, this new metallic wreath is a great start to my new decorations! Let’s get to making!
Supplies for Falling Star Metal Wreath
Star hole punch (similar one here)
Step one: Wearing your gloves, roll out the copper sheet metal and cut about a three to four-inch piece.
Step two: Use the hole punch to cut out the copper stars. Flip the punch over so you can see the stars being cut, and ensure they are intact. Continue this until you have enough to cover the entire wreath and a few for the falling stars.
Step three: Follow the same process to punch out the brass accent stars.
Step four: Use the hot glue gun to begin layering the stars so you can’t see any of the wood wreath.
Step five: Cut 5 pieces of the clear thread and hot glue the jewelry cord to the back top side of the wreath. Then at the bottom half of the cord, hot glue two stars together with the clear cord in the center. Trim any excess cord.
Step six: Clear off any hot glue strings that may have accumulated and hang your wreath!
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