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Category: Holiday Craft

DIY Mardi Gras Beaded Wreath

Beads and bling: It’s a Mardi Gras thing. Lets add some sparkle to those doors this Mardi Gras with this simple, colorful beaded wreath.

Difficulty level:Beginner
Time to complete:20-30 minutes

Supplies Needed:

Once you have all your material gathered, lets start wrapping the wreath

I took all the 6mm string beads in the gold, green and purple- Wrapping around the wreath one color at a time. I used the glue gun to glue each new strand and every couple inches to help keep them in place.

After I had all the smaller 6mm string beads wrapping the wreath, I came in with my 11mm purple string beads. This helped add more pop to the garland and texture.

Time to add the fun parts to the mask! The mask came with ribbon to tie on the head, which i went ahead and cut those off. Find the best area on the wreath to glue on the mask. Once found, Take you hot glue gun and put the dabs of glue in the are that touch the wreath to help stay in place. Allow time to dry and come back in from the side to add more if needed for extra security.

I found these fun tinsel floral sprays that i just had to add with the mask. I felt like it was really going to help finish the look. I used my wire cutters and cut all the individual picks off the stem. Came in from the back side of the mask and hot glued them into place.

Mardi Gras is such a vibrant and festive celebration that is celebrated all over. Let’s add this beautiful, bright and festive wreath to your front door, above your mantel, or even in your office or classroom.

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How to Make Nail Polish Marbled Ornaments

DIY nail polish marbled ornaments are a fun and easy way to add a personal touch to your holiday decorations. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they also make for a great activity to do with friends or family.

Difficulty level:Beginner
Time to complete:20-30 minutes

Needed supplies:
Porcelain Ceramic ornaments
Nail polish in various colors
Shallow throw away container
Room temperature water
Q-tips
Gloves
Toothpicks or skewers
Parchment Paper

    Things to do:

    1. Once all material is gathered together. Fill the throw away container half way with the room temperature water. The water should be deep enough to fully submerge the ornament.
    2. Choose the desired nail polish colors and drop about 3-4 drops close to the water. Appling the nail polish drops close to the water will allow it to not sink to the bottom. You will only want to have about 2 to 3 different colors.

    3. Take a toothpick/skewer to help mix the colors together for the desired look.

    4. Carefully drop the ornament into the bowl of water. The nail polish will begin to spread out and create a marbled effect.

    5. Once you are happy with the marbled effect, carefully remove the ornament from the water and let it dry completely on the laid out parchment paper. The dry time usually sets within 10-15 minutes.

    And that’s it! With just a few simple steps, you can create your own unique and colorful nail polish marbled ornaments. These ornaments make great gifts for friends and family, or can be used to add some personality to your own holiday decorations. Happy crafting!

    *Tips:
    1. Make sure it is slightly warmer water as it will not spread out and transfer well.
    2. Be sure you are in a area where it can be well ventilated.
    3. You can paint a coat of mod podge over the surface to help protect.

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