Plaid FolkArt Baby Lion Cub Wreath

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by Julie Lewis, Plaid

Plaid FolkArt Baby Lion Cub Wreath

A quick & easy wreath to welcome a new baby!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
    Tip: the straw wreath will be easier to work with if you leave it in the cellophane wrap.
  • 2
    Use pencil to lightly draw a scalloped circle on the balsa wood that so it fits along the bottom of the wreath. Draw an oval that is a tad shorter but taller than this scalloped circle. Draw four squares that are 1-3/8 inch each. Use the small saw to cut out all of these shapes.
  • 3
    Paint squares and the scalloped circle Medium Blue. Paint oval Warm White and Jamaican Sea as shown. When paint has dried, glue the oval and scalloped circle pieces together as shown to create a lion face.
  • 4
    Paint four of the 3/4 inch wood circles and paint two of the 1-1/2 inch wood circles Soft Apple.
  • 5
    Tape off 1/8 inch border on squares and paint Jamaican Sea. When dry, tape off 1/4 inch border from edges of squares and paint Warm White. Do not remove tape and stencil letters to spell out BABY in Terra Cotta.
  • 6
    With liner brush and Pure Black, paint all details on lion's face except eyes, whiskers and mouth. Use opposite end of brush to create dots for eyes. Use extremely dry stencil brush to apply cheeks with Terra Cotta.
  • 7
    Apply Hologram glitter to all wood circles, inside square of wood blocks and lion face . Let dry and apply second coat.
  • 8
    Add details in Pure Black to lion face with liner brush. Use opposite end of brush to create dots for eyes.
  • 9
    Wrap yarn around wreath.
  • 10
    Glue pieces (including two Baby Blue buttons) to wreath as shown. Leave off last two circles at ends of wood squares.
  • 11
    Arrange and glue ribbon to wreath as shown. Glue last two circles down.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Medium Blue 104770099
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Jamaican Sea 104107497
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Soft Apple 100365500
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Warm White 104107604
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Pure Black 104107563
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Terra Cotta 104107526
  • Plaid FolkArt Extreme Glitter 5 oz. Hologram 104547996
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Disc/Circle 1-1/2 inch 6 pc. 104139645
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Circle 3/4 inch 6 pc. 104139642
  • FloraCraft Straw Wreath 12 inch 104183783
  • Light Blue Felting Wool Yarn or Other Light Blue Yarn
  • Darice Poster Stencils 1 inch Alphabet Plus 48 pc. 100386976
  • Offray Spool O' Ribbon Light Blue 104188392
  • Blumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings Big Bag of Buttons Pastels 104605302
  • Nicole™ Crafts Stencil Brush 1/2 inch 104114459
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 1/2 104464131
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Liner 1 104464145
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Small Saw
  • Ruler