Recently I had a wreath making party with my friends Vickie and Noelle. We had trouble locating blank wreath bases like we wanted so that clever Vickie scored us some cake boards to cut into wreath shapes instead. I decided to steal this idea for my New Years wreath. Cake Boards come in various sizes, choose which size you like best. I went with a 16″ diameter. Use a bowl or small or mug to trace the inner circle of the wreath and a craft knife to cut out the circle.
Foil cupcake liners are the sparkly secret weapon of this wreath. Foil cupcake liners are white on the inside so you will need to turn several inside out.
Using a combination of hot glue gun and Liquid Fusion Glue my mother and I attached the cupcake liners to our new cake board base. At first we just covered the cardboard in flat liners and then went back and added more folded and tweaked cupcake liners.
Along with cupcake liners we embellished the wreath with mirrored wall paper flowers, vintage doll rattles with top hats like Baby New Year, various Home Coming mum tid bits and whatever sparkly silver goodness we could find.
Once the wreath was totally filled in with silver ruffles a strip of cardboard left over from the cake board was added across the center of the wreath.
Tulip Fabric Paint says it is for fabric, but between you and me it works on wood too! We painted the numbers 2011 silver and allowed to dry.
Once the paint was dry we coated the numbers with a thin coat of Liquid Fusion Glue and sprinkled with Tulip Fashion Glitter in Silver.
All that was left to do was add the silver glittery numbers to the center of the wreath. Next year I will just pop off the 1 and a 2!