Monday, March 30, 2015

Hoppy Easter Wreath Plaque

I love this time of year, the weather is warming, the trees are blossoming, and it's Easter time! I love to decorate for Easter, and this year I thought my old Spring wreath needed a pick me up. Here's what I came up with to pick this old wreath up, and next year I think I'll add some eggs to it. I already got the approval of the Mailman!!!
I have some great Wendy Vecchi Art Parts in my stash. I LOVE these Fancy Oval Frames, and I had two of the ovals left after putting two of the frames together. I used one for this project. I painted it with Picket Fence...just one coat so the kraft color is still showing somewhat in the background.
I stenciled in all the gorgeous Archival Inks seen here using the new Splotches Stencil from Tim Holtz! I love how the colors overlapped.
I coated the whole plaque with Ranger's Glue N Seal since it will be outside in the weather...extra protection.
I found Letterpress Letters to make my sentiment, and I even flipped some upside down to make the letter I want. I like the look. Then I painted the letters with Distress Paints.
If you follow me, you know I LOVE Ranger's new Foil Sheets. I laid the Splotches Stencil back on the dried plaque, and slipped a dark brown tone Foil Sheet underneath the stencil. I used a pen to draw invisible swirls in each circle in the stencil where the foil was underneath. Since my piece had the Glue N Seal on it gave the plaque a good grip so to speak to allow the Foil Sheets to adhere without added glue. Crazy that this works, but I've tried it on several projects, and it always works. LOVE!!! I kept moving the foil until all the circles had foil on them. Instant 'look at me'!!! I traced around all the circles on the plaque with a White Gel Pen to make them pop.
I loved the shape of the new border Industrious Stickers, and thought they would be great on the plaque. I painted them Broken China, dried them, and added them on.
I added a Carousel Clip at the top to attach the plaque to the wreath easily, still able to take it off during other times of the year. I also added a bow and the clip holds it wonderfully.
I gave the plaque another coat of Glue N Seal, and then I added Glossy Accents over the letters and borders for added shine and contrast against the background.

I hope you can come back soon....I have some Easter cards to show you.


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. So pretty. I see I am going to need to buy some more stuff because you always inspire.

    I think you get the idea!

  3. Fabulous!! Love this gorgeous wreath, the Easter egg looks fabulous!!

  4. Your wreath is beautiful and so festive. Love how you used the Splotches (not an easy word to spell) stencil with the different colors. What a great idea to be able to detach the egg and add another adornment to your wreath to take it through the season.

  5. SUch a great and creative idea Anita!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

  6. You're adorable and so is this wreath!! I have the exact same wreath on my door and it's been a constant battle with the birds not to build a nest in it. I think this idea of yours might just detour them. I absolutely LOVE your giant painted egg and all the perfect accessories. Your letters look incredible. Your mailman obviously has good taste!

  7. Oh this is such fun Anita, I love the Splotches, they look amazing and the letterpress looks perfect. I agree with Lisa, above, your mailman has great taste! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. This looks adorable!!! Great refresher! I need some art parts!!

  9. SERIOUSLY clever and absolutely beautiful too!!! Anita you've done it again with this gorgeous Easter wreath. Drinking in all those creative ideas from your tutorial too. Thank you so much for sharing. Jenny x

  10. Anita you are always incredible! I love your work, so original and fun! Great idea! barbarayaya

  11. Anita!! What a fabulous make ! I love your colors and what a brilliant use of those letters!!
    Hoppy Easter to you and your family Anita!! xo

  12. Very cute Anita, love the letterpress letters!

  13. What a sweet spring wreath, so bright and cheerful--perfect for Easter decorating! I really like what you did with those letters, so much fun!


  14. Oh Gosh, Anita!! This is simply Darling!! I can't believe what I missed here at your blog last week without having internet! I love how you've updated this already lovely wreath into such a wonderful Easter holiday wreath! Just Fabulous!! XOXO-Shari


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