Monday, March 12, 2012

Prills Frills Blog Hop with USArtQuest

Welcome to our Prills Frills Blog Hop!!! I hope you enjoy all the projects brought to you today by the USArtQuest Design Team. We are all using a wonderful product call Prills! You can find Prills HERE! They are an all natural, pearl like embellishment and as you can see from the projects today....you can use them for anything!

So sit back and enjoy today's Hop. Make sure to leave comments at each Design Team members blog! And if you get out of place...just head back over to the USArtQuest Blog!

USArtquest Blog
Terri Sproul Blog
Leslie Venable Blog
Becky Thackston blog <-------------You are HERE
Ann Krier Blog
Sally MacDonald Blog
Joe Rotella Blog
Lea Cioci blog
Karist Van Doren Blog


Today I want to share with you my Spring Wreath creation using some coffee filters and Prills!

This was such a super easy project. Gather up some coffee filters, paint, prills, PPA, a few embellishments, wreath and some burlap.
Step 1 - Take the coffee filters and paint one side of them using a variety of paints. If you want to cover the entire wreath you will need about 100 filters. Once you have them painted just set them out to dry.

Step 2 - Once they have dried I took 3 at a time and folded them into quarters and cut the bottom portion off. Don't worry you will use all the parts :)

Step 3 - Wreath of your choice and some burlap. I love when I have extra things around the house. I just "happened" to have a roll of burlap so it was a true "a-ha" moment and I began wrapping it around the wreath.

Step 4 - Now we are ready to make the flowers. Take a long strip of packing tape or some sort of clear tape. Using the bottom portion of the coffee filter, twist it into a number 8 and this will be the base of your flower. Adhere it to the end of the tape and now the fun begins. Taking the ruffled part of the filter...start layering it along the top of the tap until you have made it as long as you want.

Now start rolling it beginning with the end that contains the center portion. The tape will help hold the filter in place while rolling. If you want a smaller "bud" type flower just make the tape shorter. I used several sizes for this wreath. Now it is time to add the Prills!

Step 5 - Pour your prills into another coffee filter. Add some PPA to the tops of the flowers, along the petals or anywhere else you would like for them to be and stick the flower down into the Prills! Set to the side to dry.

Step 6 - When you are ready to add the flowers to the wreath....cut the bottoms off the flowers so that they are nice and flat and glue onto the wreath. Just add flowers here and there until you have everything like you want it. Add some embellishments such as leaves or a bird. Maybe a touch of ribbon. And once everything is set and dry...you will have a cute wreath for the Spring.




Now it is time to head on over to Ann's Blog! But before you go...don't forget to become a follower of my blog and USArtQuest's blog and leave a comment to let us know what you think of today's Blog Hop. If you do both....you will be entered in a drawing for some fun yummy blog candy -  a 6 pack of Prills! The winner will be posted March 18th on the USArtQuest Blog.

28 comments:

Molossus said...

What a beautiful wreath!

Lyneen said...

Love your flowers with PRILLS on the wreath... what a great way to use coffee filters!!!! TFS!

Jo Zeckner said...

Hi Becky---I love your beautiful new use of coffee filters. I can't wait to try the new PRILLS! They add just the right sparkle,

Kristi said...

What a fun post! Love it

Carole Lassak said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Amanda said...

Beautiful Wreath! I love the Prills on the flowers!

Joe Rotella said...

Very cool!! A wreath! wow!

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Terri Sproul said...

great project...

Barbara Moore said...

I love your wreath! So Springlike and a great use of the coffee filters with the prills.

Molly said...

Very nice.. its so funny I was thinking of something so similar last night... love how yours turned out.

Lea Cioci said...

Such a lovely project Becky. I feel like spring is already here. It gives me some ideas to spruce up my home. I love your art!

BurningRubber said...

Very inspirational!

ncurryartiste said...

PPA and Prills....could be a new favorite. I love the wreath....

Cheryl LIndsay said...

How wonderful...your project and the new product!

annkrier said...

Prilly Phun :)

Jayme said...

I absolutely LOVE the wreath! Thank you for sharing! I forgotten how coffee filters look great as flowers. I will be making myself some flowers. Now I just have to get some Prills to make them look truly amazing!

Shirley said...

I am so blown away that you used coffee filters! What a pretty wreath. The Prills really do set the flowers off. What a wonderful job!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I really like this! I just bought a clearance roll of burlap ribbon about 3" wide with no idea what I would do with it. And I always like to have a wreath at my door. Looks like a project waiting to happen!

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

What a lovely wreath. Love the dewy accents on the petals with the prills!

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

This is such a great idea to make a mini wreath with my Daughter-in-Law's class room. They could either make just the flower for Moms Day. They are kindergarden, so all they can handle. Thanks so much for the idea.
Janis

Pam Hornschu said...

Such a gorgeous project for Spring! Love how you created the flowers from coffee filters! And just dipped the edges in the Prills. No over the top bling, just texture and pretty!

FrancineB said...

Wonderful project. Love those flowers and I really like the way the prills give them extra texture.

Joan DR said...

Lovely wreath. Need some prills to make this!

Vickie Kertz said...

Beautiful wreath. Thanks for the inspiration

Anonymous said...

Nice project; ;thanks for developing.

Vicky said...

Wow that is a beautiful wreath Love every part of it.
Vicky Schmidt