Keep Reading >>
As I mentioned yesterday, we are having a Hunger Games party to celebrate the DVD release. I figured "What's a party without a wreath?" When I began wrapping this wreath (styrofoam) in the jute twine, my husband looked at me and asked, "What kind of wreath are you making?" and I said "A Hunger Games wreath" and he stared at me for a few seconds and then said, "Of course you are". Now I'm not quite sure what that meant, but I choose to take it to mean "Of course you are, because you are amazingly creative and that will be the perfect welcoming touch for the party" instead of "Of course you are, you crazy, crazy woman."
To make a wreath like this, you will need:
- 12" styrofoam wreath form
- jute twine
- 16" dowel
- scraps of foam board
- bakers twine (red and gold)
- gold paint
- small frame (mine is from the Michaels' dollar section, and measures 3.5"x2.5")
- Happy Hunger Games image (download below)
Wrap wreath form in jute twine. Paint dowel gold and cut out foam board pieces to make the arrow tip and end pieces (I have no idea what they are called!) Paint them gold as well. Once the paint is dry, poke the dowel through the wreath on an angle, and then glue the tip and end pieces onto the dowel. Touch up with gold paint if necessary.
Criss cross red and gold twine around the wreath, with red going in one direction, and gold in the other so that they criss cross to make an X. Print out the image below, and place in the frame. (If you place it in a word processing document, you should be able to size the image and print it accurately.)
Snap the stand off the frame and glue the frame onto the wreath with hot glue. Keep in mind that hot glue will melt in the sun, souse a more stable gluing method if you want your wreath to stay up more than a day. I am just using mine for the party, so it will be fine.
And there you have it! A cute Huger Games wreath - or if you like, change the colors up and you have a cute Valentine's Day wreath!
Here's the Happy Hunger Games image that I created for the wreath. Feel free to download it for personal use. Click on it, then right click to save as.