A Christmas Wreath!!!

Hi there today I want to share our November Blog Hop using great products from ColoriQue and U-Paint.  You can click here Designer Crafts Connection November Blog Hop to start at the beginning of the hop and see what all the designers have created for you.  I hope this Holiday Decor hop inspires you to create to either decorate your home for the holidays or make some wonderful gifts to share with loved ones and friends. 

I decided I needed a new wreath for my front door. This pretty metal tree was the perfect focal piece.  You can check their website to see all the different metal items you can chose from. U-Paint Metal Holiday Motifs

I chose three colors; Snow Summit, Verdigris and Ruby Slippers, you can check the link ColoriQuehere to get your own colors to play with, this is my first time using this product.

ColoriQue is an ink based product developed by Clearsnap® & jewelry artist Lisa Marie Jimenez. These colors are blendable and can be layered to obtain unique effects.  It's easy to apply to a variety of metals, clay, ceramic, glass, wood and leather.  It dries quick. 

I found the perfect winter wreath to use on this project at JoAnn's Craft store. I like simple and well there's a very small space for me to use between the front door and the screen door, I've created several wreaths before not paying attention to how much space I have, lesson learned.

Step 1 : wash the metal piece with soap and water, dry and it's ready to paint

Step 2:  A little goes a long way, so don't pour too much paint, you will have enough time to brush it on the piece before it dries.

Step 3:  Let it dry on it's own, it won't take long to dry, or you can use a heat gun to speed up the drying time.  I allowed mine to dry on it's own.

Step 4: You can add more colors if you want, I added the Snow Summit  in some areas to lighten up the green just a little bit. I also used it on the star and on the bottom part of the tree

Step 5: I used a paper towel to remove some of the paint, wanted to give it an antiqued look. I used a black sharpie just to add a bit of detail to the bottom of the tree and the doll's shoes and a couple of the ornaments on the tree, I just felt it needed just a little bit.  

I added a bit more color to the ornaments and to the bottom of the tree by using some of the rubby slippers . I really had fun working with these products, it was pretty fast too.

Step 6: Now the final step is to add this to my front door wreath. Below is a photo of the 18" wreath I got from JoAnn's. 

To finish up I used hot glue to attach all my holiday embelishments to my front door wreath.

Here is a close up of the finished piece. It needed to be simple and I think this is perfect. 

All done, I can't wait to hang this on my front door right after Thanksgiving.

I hope you've enjoyed all the projects done by all the designers on this hop and hope we have inspired you to get creative for the holidays.

Materials used:
These materials were sponsored by Lisa Marie Jimenez for ColoriQue and U-Paint

Materials I had on hand:
Black sharpie
Paint brush
White Christmas wreath
Miscelaneous holiday ornaments

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