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Monday, November 2, 2015

Vintage Christmas Wreath


 I think you'll find today's project a little something unexpected.  At least it was for me.  When I found a bag of vintage jello molds (12 for $1) at the thrift store I really had no idea what I was going to do with them let alone make a Vintage Christmas Wreath out of them.  But, I needed a project for a group and these jello molds were sitting on my work desk begging me to do something with them.  I couldn't leave them sitting there so I created a great project for them.  

Vintage, Paint and more... a vintage Christmas wreath made with painted candy stripe vintage jello molds

Isn't this adorable - so whimsical and unexpected.  You would never believe it's made with vintage jello molds.  But with a little paint and glitter, I was able to transform them into this great little Vintage Christmas Wreath.


                                                    Vintage Christmas Wreath

Vintage, Paint and more... thrifted jello molds used to make a whimsical vintage Christmas wreath

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Vintage, Paint and more... painting the stripes on vintage jello molds to make them look candy striped for a whimsical vintage Christmas wreath

First I spray painted them white with some Rustoleum white paint I had on hand. You could use any white spray paint though.  Then I used some Christmas Red craft paint to paint the stripes.  


Vintage, Paint and more... vintage jello molds painted in a candy stripe pattern to make a vintage Christmas wreath

This is how they looked when all the stripes were painted. A bit flat and dull looking to me so I needed to come up with something to jazz them up a bit.


Vintage, Paint and more... red and white candy stripe painted vintage jello molds glittered to make a vintage Christmas wreath

 I decided to put glitter on them.  I didn't have any clear spray paint to spray them with and apply the glitter so I had to come up with another way (going to the store was not on my agenda).  I had read that you could use hairspray to apply glitter to painted objects so I decided to try it.  I sprayed each piece with hairspray then glittered it, let it dry for a bit and resprayed it. It went on perfectly. I did the second coat of hairspray because I had read somewhere else to spray glittered objects to keep the glitter from flaking off.


Vintage, Paint and more... a cardboard template used to glue vintage jello molds to for a vintage Christmas wreath

Next, I cut a cardboard ring to the size I wanted and used hot glue to glue the molds in place. 
Edit:(one of my readers stated she just punched holes in each side of the jello mold with a Cropadile punch by Memory Keepers and then wired them together.  She also stated they are very stable doing this.)

 I added a burlap bow to the top and in the middle of that, I glued a Christmas decoration I had picked up at the dollar store.  I love how it turned out - I think it resembles those star mints.


Vintage, Paint and more... vintage jello molds painted in a red and white candy stripe pattern to make a whimsical vintage Christmas wreath

Here it is hanging on our front door.  It actually pops against the black.  It always amazes me what you can come up with when you find interesting objects at the thrift store that make you think outside the box.  



Vintag, Paint and more... a vintage Christmas wreath made by painting red and white candy stripe pattern on vintage jello molds

Until next time - enjoy creating something you love.




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