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Whale Wreath for Baby Shower

 

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Last year, we worked on the 12 Months of Martha campaign. Each month we shared a new project using Martha Stewart Crafts product. We are back again for our second year to do another 12 months with Martha Stewart Crafts. We are kicking off our first project with a baby shower craft. Earlier this week we shared our baby shower and today I’m excited to share the first of many DIY components to our baby shower! I received a box wood wreath last year. It’s plain and simple and has nothing on it. I chose that wreath because I knew I could decorate it throughout the year instead of having to constantly change out wreaths!

Whale Wreath - Perfect for a Baby Shower #12MonthsofMartha

Supplies:

Whale Wreath for Baby Shower

First, I cut out the whale using my Cricut. Then I handed that off to Jon where he traced the whale on to a piece of wood. Whale Wreath for Baby Shower

Using the scroll saw, he carefully cut out the whale. Whale Wreath for Baby Shower

Then it was time to paint the little whale. Whale Wreath for Baby Shower

I was gonna paint it, but he volunteered and since I was working on a thousand other things for the baby shower I was totally ok with letting him paint the whale! He did two coats of paint for the whale.
Whale Wreath for Baby Shower

The next day, once the paint was dry it was time to add a little glitter to mr. Whale.

Whale Wreath for Baby Shower

I used tape to create a straight edge around the whale. It doesn’t look glamourous but it got the job done. Whale Wreath for Baby Shower

Then, I applied a light coat of glittering glue to the edge. Whale Wreath for Baby Shower

Next up, place the whale on the glitter tray and begin to sprinkle glitter on top of the glue areas. Whale Wreath for Baby Shower

Once you’ve covered all the glue areas give the whale a little shake into the tray.

Whale Wreath for Baby Shower

Carefully, remove the tape from the whale.

Whale Wreath for Baby Shower

This is what the whale looked like after getting a light coat of glitter!

Whale Wreath Perfect for a Baby Shower

Once the whale is dry you can remove it from the board. Then, begin to shake all the glitter on to the bottom pan.

Whale Wreath Perfect for a Baby Shower

This is what it should look like once most of the glitter is off.

Whale Wreath Perfect for a Baby Shower

Using the brush, scrape it to the edge. Their is a handy little pour spout in one of the corners of the tray. I suggest you do this with two hands and not with one like I did (hence the glitter that did not make it back into the jar). After I was done getting all the glitter back in. I gave the tray a rinse so that no blue glitter was left over and now its ready for its next glitter project.

I’m in love with this glitter tray–wish I would have had one years ago!

Whale Wreath Perfect for a Baby Shower

I used a few pieces of the Martha Stewart Crafts tape to secure a piece of wire to the back of the whale. I tied the whale on to the wreath. It held up fine and is still hanging on my wreath as I type this.

Whale Wreath Perfect for a Baby Shower

I added a red and white polka dot bow to the wreath using my Bowdabra.

Whale Wreath Perfect for a Baby Shower

I was super happy with how the wreath turned out. Exactly how I envisioned it!

Whale Wreath Perfect for a Baby Shower

Everyone loved all the little details–including the wreath!

Disclaimer: I received the products for free as part of the 12 Months of Martha Campaign. I was not compensated to publish this post–I just love the product. As always all opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. I love the glitter detail on the edges.

  2. That’s a whale of a cute wreath!!
    Kelly

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