Faux-Succulent & Pistachio Nut Wreaths
Step1: Go eat some pistachios! Clean away any residual brown nut husks from the insides of the shells before you start your wreath.
Low heat glue gun
Pistachio nut shells
To make the Faux Sedum version of the wreath add these items to your materials list:
2 different colors of green multi-surface spray paint
Small bottle of rose colored craft paint
Old newspapers and some paper towel
Mask (for protection from paint fumes while using spray paint)
A note about hanging your wreath:
Before beginning this project, you may want to give some thought as to how you want to hang your finished wreath. For my wreath I simply created a loop of heavy duty fishing wire. Alternatively, you might create a loop of decorative ribbon and tie a bow on the top of the ribbon. You could also fashion a hanger with some florist's wire.
3. Shift down and to the left and make a second floret. Move down again and slightly the right to make a third floret.
I am sure you must be wondering what happens on the sides of the wreath form. Create full florets where you can, but where you don't have the space available, make semi-circular florets instead.
Clean away these little spider webs of hot glue with a soft paint brush. This is particularly important if you want to carry on and paint your wreath. The strands of glue will become more evident after you spray paint your wreath.
Lovesunique on Jul 15, 2019
Oh wow. This would be a project for when you get snowed in at a cabin in the mountains and you brought bags of nuts with you! Just kidding!! It is beautiful and such a creative idea and if you have the patience, like you did, to carry it through, it is priceless. Great instructions too. I will try to make a floret first!