Let your guests know that all eyes are on them! This decorative hanging will make everyone gasp (and gawk) at its beauty.
What You'll Need
- 5-inch wood letters: 1 B, 2 O's
- Orange spray paint
- 3 sheets black glitter felt, 9X12 inches
- Spray adhesive
- Foam, 12X18X1 inches
- 1 sheet neon-green felt, 9X12 inches
- Hot glue gun, glue sticks
- 2 frog wiggle eyes
- Silk autumn leaves
- 2 yards purple ribbon, 11/2 inches wide
- 2 yards neon-green sheer ribbon, 11/2 inches wide
- 2 chenille stems
- Large gerbera daisies: 1 orange, 2 purple
- Wire cutters
- 4 miniature orange gerbera daisies
- Small purple blossoms
- Assorted greenery
- Green berries
- Onion grass
- Floral U pins
Step 1: In a well-ventilated area, following manufacturer's directions, spray wood letters orange. Let dry, and repeat.
Step 2: Cut a sheet of black glitter felt into 1-inch strips. Spray strips and plain sides of 2 remaining felt sheets with adhesive. Spray edges and top of foam. Let spray adhesive become tacky. Place strips around edges of foam. Place 2 sheets of felt on top of foam, butting edges together. Trim felt if needed.
Step 3: Cut 2 ovals of neon-green felt slightly larger than wood letter O's. Hot glue felt to inside of O, with felt puffing out front opening. Stuff O with felt scraps. Repeat for other O.
Step 4: Insert and glue an eye in place at bottom of each O. Using photo as a guide, glue all letters to plaque.
Step 5: Form remaining purple ribbon into a multiloop bow with 9-inch streamers. Secure bow with 2-inch length of chenille stem. Repeat for neon-green ribbon. Glue green bow on top of purple bow in middle of autumn leaves on left edge of plaque.
Step 6: Cut stems of large gerbera daisies to about 3 inches. Insert and glue orange gerbera in center of bows; glue a purple gerbera below and slightly to the right of bow. Hint: Punch a tiny hole through felt to insert flowers into foam.
Step 7: Using photo as a guide, insert miniature gerberas and larger purple gerbera in a line above bow. Fill in around flowers and bow with small purple flowers, assorted greenery, and green berries.
Step 8: Curl grass by pulling across blade of scissors. Insert stems of onion grass as shown. V-cut ends of ribbons.
Step 9: Form chenille stem into a loop, and insert in back of plaque as a hanger. Place U pins over hanger, and add glue to secure.
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