Peas in a Pod Garden Wreath
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Peas in a Pod Garden Wreath

Display your passion for gardening on an earthy wreath bursting with delicate flowers, mini clay pots, and pick-of-the-crop peas. Designed by Edwin R Smith
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • STYROFOAM Wreath Ring- 14" x 2-1/2" x 2"
  • Mini Clay Pots: One 2-1/2"; Four 1-1/2"
  • Decorative Seed Packet of Peas
  • Artificial Green Pea Pods- Assorted Sizes, 15
  • Silk Flowers and Foliage: White Cosmos, Nine; White Trumpet, 18; Dusty Miller For Filler
  • Reindeer Moss- Green
  • Artificial Dragonflies- Two
  • Spray Paints- Brown, Black and Moss Green
  • Matboard or Heavyweight Cardboard- 15" Square
  • Chenille Stem
  • 3" Wooden Floral Picks without Wires- Five
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks Or Thick White Craft Glue
  • Serrated Knife
  • Wire Cutters
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Use serrated knife to cut small beveled chunks from wreath, adding texture to foam surface. Sand wreath with a small scrap of foam to smooth cut edges.


Step: 2

Center wreath on matboard or cardboard and trace inner and outer circles with a pencil. Cut out and glue to back of wreath to prevent breaking.


Step: 3

For hanger, bend chenille stem in half and twist ends together. Insert ends through wreath backing and into foam, remove, and glue in place.


Step: 4

Spray wreath with two coats of brown paint, letting dry after each coat. Lightly mist black, then moss green paint over brown foam to create an earthy look.


Step: 5

Position wreath on work surface with hanger at center top. Glue a 2-1/2" clay pot to bottom of wreath slightly left of center. Insert a wooden pick through hole in pot and into foam to stabilize. Trim pick to 3/4" inside pot. Glue two 1-1/2" clay pots to right of larger pot, securing each with a wooden pick (refer to photo). Also glue two 1-1/2" clay pots to top of wreath slightly right of center and secure with wooden picks.


Step: 6

Neatly slit open seed packet at bottom and remove contents, reserving seeds for use later. Glue seed packet tucked inside 2-1/2" pot. Insert and glue six pea pods in a cluster around bottom pots (refer to photo). Insert and glue remaining pea pods around top pots.


Step: 7

Insert and glue cosmos to wreath (refer to photo). Fill in wreath with trumpet flowers and dusty miller foliage.


Step: 8

Glue reserved seeds to wreath, clustered around bottom pots. Glue small clumps of reindeer moss inside each pot and randomly to wreath, concealing any visible glue. Glue a dragonfly to a clay pot at top and bottom of wreath.


Tips

We have a few tips to help you fashion this springtime wreath: Wax your knife blade with an old candle to make cutting easier; and, be sure your spray paint is labeled “safe for STYROFOAM™ brand foam.”