Since we are at Christmas it's time to decorate your house for holidays and make home more warm and welcoming. Want to create a copper wreath to decorate your home in a very original way? In this case, I'll help you with a mini tutorial for christmas, fast and easy to make.
Last year to decorate house for christmas, I asked for help to Silvia, very good friend who works as a floral designer, to create a beautiful advent wreath with plants and fresh berries and I must say that I learned a lot seeing her work. If you want to make your home more rustic and much more fragrant for your guests you must absolutely watch the tutorial.
The year before, I had made a mini rosemary garland to use as placeholder for table and I also added christmas gift tags to download. This year I decided to focus on copper, material that is not used often and I wanted to experience… here is the result!
How to create a copper wreath to decorate home (part 1)
This tutorial consists of two parts, in the first part I create the leaves that make up the crown, these are useful materials:
+ copper sheets;
+ pencil + cloth;
+ sand paper;
Choose the shape that you want the leaves, I used the simplest possible because I wanted the leaves resemble the laurel (a bit like the crowns which give graduates). If you are good at drawing freehand and you like to have a more rustic can draw shapes directly on the copper foil with a pencil, remember not overplay.
If you prefer to be more precise best create with cardboard a standard form that then go on to trace sheet. Once you have drawn 25/30 shapes on the paper you have to crop them being careful not to bend.
To give a vintage look to the leaves using sandpaper fine-grained, and literally, scratching both surfaces in various directions.
Now comes the fun part: create the veins of the leaf. Use a thick cloth to avoid scratching your surface (I used a piece of industrial felt) with pencil engrave the veins of the leaf slightly. Be careful not to overdo it, the copper foil could be cut! Once all the leaves with veins and texture you just have to use the nail and gently create a hole.
Now you can pass the wire and close the copper garland through the hole you've created. spaces the leaves between them to 8/10 cm and save with a small loop to prevent movement. I don't want a garland precise effect, I like the idea that it's imperfect and rustic, so the 5 circles that make my wreath not have the same measures and are not perfectly bent.
If you want... the tutorial ends here, Your wreath is finished. Now you just have to choose where to hang it!
How to create a copper wreath to decorate home (part 2)
I went ahead and I added a christmas color. I realized that the wreath was not uniform and also want to give it a more “used style”, then for this second part here the materials that you need:
+ gold spray paint;
Wreath at this time has 3 different colors: the wire is dark grey and the leaves are copper-colored side and on the other a silver color. I don't like, so I want to have a unique color and gold seems perfect.
Splashes water on wreath and before it's dry drops spray gold paint and let dry. That is the result. What do you think?
Now the wreath is really over! Choose where you want to hang it and enjoy the effect!