I was so excited to use products from Wishing Well Creations for my Digichick Homecoming Parade Float! I am a glutton for patterned papers and I love Laura’s amazing patterns alongside her trademark kraft digi packaging. I had a great time trying to recreate her “look” for my “Where the Heart Is” float!
Once Homecoming was over, I couldn’t bear to be done enjoying my float, so I repurposed the pieces into a wreath! I used a wreath base about 18 inches wide and about 1 and 1/4 spools of 3-ply garden twine (you may need more or less depending on thickness; you can also use yarn for this!). I also used a few wooden bar-be-que skewers and Glue Dots.
I mixed-and-matched from several Wishing Well kits, including I Heart My Dad, Picket Fences and Brady’s Everyday Life. I also used several of Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s hybrid templates – the milk carton template (to make the house), the mailbox template and her matchbox template ( to make the tiny “wishes” suitcase)!
I wanted to keep the same “krafty” look for my wreath, but instead of using cardboard I used twine to completely cover a wreath form, giving it the same rustic style. I used a straw wreath because I had one on hand; a foam wreath base might prove simpler (I had to pluck out quite a few stray straw bits!).
I’d used several kabob skewers for the original float, so it was easy to relocate some of those pieces over to the wreath; I just pushed the skewers into the wreath, trying to go between the strings of twine. To secure the house, I broke three skewers so that the pointy ends were about 3 inches long. I reached through the windows of the house to push those broken skewers through the floor of the house and into the wreath itself.
Finally, I attached the fencing and flowers with a handful of Glue Dots! For more lasting attachment, you might want to use hot glue instead.
I can’t wait to experiment with hybrid elements for my fall and winter wreaths too!
Other Articles by NikkiFB:
- A Treat for Santa... and for You! - December 24th, 2012
- Thanksgiving Countdown Banner - November 6th, 2012
- Personalized Hanging Hooks - October 12th, 2012
- Quick Hybrid Photo Mat - September 21st, 2012
- Mailable Memory Mini-Album - July 9th, 2012