Pineapple parade! Ok, I went a little off the beaten path with my holiday decor this year and invented a pineapple block print wreath! I love the colors paired with black and white. So fun! This is easy to make, and I used supplies I already had in my studio. Read on to learn how.
What you need: white card stock paper, block print ink, brayers, carved blocks (or purchase a stamp you love), hot glue gun and sticks, cardboard, scissors and craft knife, ribbon
Step One: Print 50 or so pineapples - or shape of your choice. Or, cut out shapes from books or magazines, or make use of a repetitive pattern found in gift wrap. Just about anything can work. Get inventive!
Step Two: Cut out a circle for your wreath about 20" across and add spacers to the back with pieces of cardboard scrap - this allows you to create the curve of the wreath. Alternately, you could purchase a wreath form.
Step Three: Cut out all the pineapples. Use your glue gun to attach them to the edges of your wreath shape first, keeping them at a slight angle. After you have covered the edges, start to fill on the middle, allow the paper to over lap and rest on each other.
Step Four: Add a ribbon to your wreath and hang above your mantle, on a door, or a bare wall in your home. It is very light and can be supported with just a tack or t-pin!
I had so much fun making my wreath, I cut out a few extra pineapples to add to my packages as gift tags! Just use a hole punch and add with string! Write your pals names on the back. Tah-dah!