Guys – Hunger Games.. the final movie comes out on 11/19! I love the books. Like, ignored-my-family-for-three-straight-days-while-I-read-them loved them, ya know? I may have even had a Hunger games party complete with Distric-themed breads and meats in plum sauce and braids in my hair. How did I remember this: it was one of my first posts. No need to look, it’s pretty embarrassing because that was before I knew how to blog… so theres that. But now I have my stuff a WAY more together (not much, guys) and for THIS movie premier I went and made something awesome: a Hunger Games Inspired Wreath!
This wreath has such a fun bohemian vibe. This look is easy to achieve, here’s what you need:
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- Grapevine wreath
- 2 Basswood rectangular sticks
- Thick lace
- Thin lace
- Woven ribbon
- Leather Strips
- Heavy Duty Thread
- Nippers (optional)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Baker’s Twine
Here’s how you make it:
1. Cut your ribbon, lace, and leather to desired length. Wrap thread around the ends of some feathers. Lay out all your elements out.
2. Flip your wreath to the back side and begin hot gluing your elements to the wreath staring with the items you want to hang in the front.
Note: The feathers get tied on during the final steps, save those for last.
Note: The leather is heavy, so make sure you really glue those strips on there.
When you flip your wreath over, this is what you should get, your elements in the order you originally had them laid out, but now glued to the wreath
3. Using nippers or scissors, cut basswood. You want to make the bow here, so measure it by gently bending and fitting it inside the grapevine wreath when you want it
4. Use nippers to notch the sides of the bow at both ends
5. Tie Bakers twine around each notch and string your bow, then place bow on wreath. I secured by nestling it into the grapevines. I did not glue it in there…. it just felt more Hunger Gamey that way. (I know what you’re thinking, Katniss didn’t have baker’s twine… oh wait, yeah she did, because: Peeta.)
6. Use hot glue gun to secure feathers to the end of second basswood strip, place onto wreath.
This was such a fun and different wreath than I normally create.
May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor.
And … I teamed with other talented women to bring you even more Hunger Games Goodness: