Jaime here from That’s My Letter guest posting my Playdoh container wreath. Thanks Beckie for having me over to your place, I must admit I was a bit intimidated when I first got the email. Beckie is big time (psshh haha!!) and I wanted to come up with a project that wouldn’t disappoint. I’ve done my best with what I had and for me that’s always the goal. I started with this:
And now my kids have some beautiful, weather resistant swing set decor!
Here’s how I made the wreath:
1. Wash out the Playdoh containers and remove labels:
2. Start with vinyl tablecloths or shower curtain liners (mine are liners from the dollar store):
3. Cut rectangle pieces (about 4″ x 10″) from vinyl (for petals):
4. Cut skinny rectangle piece long enough to wrap around Playdoh container:
I folded the backside onto the bottom of the container:
5. Make each larger rectangle into a fan by folding it in 1/2″ segments back and forth:
5. Staple the fan in the middle to hold it together:
Make a lot of fans:
6. Hot glue fan onto back of container, spread fan open while glue is still hot:
7. Trim petals down with decorative edge scissors:
Continue adding petal layers as you like. I did two layers for each flower.
8. Using a 18″ round wood wreath form (I cut my own with a jigsaw.) hot glue the flowers onto the form:
(Note holes in wreath form for string to tie onto swing set post.)
9. Hammer round circular push pins into center of container:
Weather resistant, plastic goodness.
Very fun project and minimal cost. My kids love having a decoration to call their own.
Thank you Jaime. You have to go check out some of Jaime’s knock off projects. The girl is brilliant and you will never guess some of the objects she uses to create her projects.
Carmel from Our Fifth House is back showcasing a little thrifted find turned one-of-a-kind art display for her guest bedroom. I love going thrifting and finding unexpected items to upcycle into something wonderful. The only thing better than that is finding it on the side of the road. I think this little project does qualify as some Roadkill Rescue, don’t you think?
that is adorable! and i would agree that jaime is one brilliant chick!
Very creative!! What a fun use of Playdoh containers. I never would have thought of that!
Now that wreath is adorable! Wish I was that creative and imaginative 🙂
I love projects that repurpose containers and other items. Love the colorful cheeriness of this one!
What a fun idea!
LOVE that she’s using this for outdoor use- really, really creative!
Love this! It’s a great way to reuse all those containers! I featured this on my friday favorites!
Wow. It never would have occurred to me to put a wreath on the play structure, let alone make a wreath from these materials.
THis is soooooooooo cute!! I wanted to invite you to link up at my TGIF Linky Party – http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties – I know my readers would lvoe this too1!
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Wow! i am speechless. This is over the top beyond creative. I have so many little playdoh containers and other kiddie containers that I save because I jus know that “one day….” and this is the day. Thank you Thank you!!! Love this website
OMG, this is the most amazing wreath! I have a dear friend who is an art teacher. She’d love this. Sending her the link for sure!