DIY four Big & Easy Mardi Gras Wreaths

It’s a blue sky day, but so cold with wind chills in the -15º range – and that’s reason enough to make not one but four DIY Mardi Gras Wreaths. The bright, festive colors really warm up a day like today. I’m calling these the “Big, Easy Mardi Gras Wreaths” because they are super-easy. Try one, or get carried away like I did and make all four. (It’s a long post today, but like I said, I’m sharing four tutorials for Mardi Gras Wreaths. Plus, I’m announcing the Crafts, Coffee & Chocolate winner.)

Four, fun and easy Mardi Gras wreaths to DIY. CraftsnCoffee.comI hadn’t planned on making four Mardi Gras Wreaths. I went shopping for a Mardi Gras garland to make one quick, Mardi Gras Wreath. After scouting several stores, I came up empty handed, and then I saw the feather boas. That will do, I thought, and I’ll substitute the feather boas for the garland. Then, as I headed to the check-out counter, I saw rolls of organza on sale and thought “ah ha, I can make a Mardi Gras wreath with these.”

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this easy Feather Boa Mardi Gras Wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Feather Boa Mardi Gras Wreath.

Love the colors! Mardi Gras Ribbon Wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Mardi Gras Ribbon Wreath.

As I was standing at the cash register, I glanced over at the floral department and noticed that the gerbera daisy bushes were on sale. Well, wouldn’t those make a pretty Mardi Gras Wreath . . . So, I went back through the checkout line a second time.

So easy Mardi Gras Wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Mardi Gras Flower Wreath.

I made one last stop at the party store to look for a Mardi Gras garland and even the party store didn’t have garlands for Mardi Gras. But, I saw the colorful Mardi Gras masks for $1.00, and I knew I could make them work, too.

Perfect for Mardi Gras -- a Mardi Gras Mask Wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Mardi Gras Mask Wreath.

And that’s how my four Mardi Gras wreaths came to be. I hope there’s one you like!

Feather Boa Mardi Gras Wreath

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this easy Feather Boa Mardi Gras Wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Feather Boa Mardi Gras Wreath.

To make a Feather Boa Mardi Gras Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Feather boas in green and purple (I used two, 6’ boas in each color)
  • Mardi Gras mask
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors, floral U-pins
Materials needed to make a Feather Boa Mardi Gras Wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Here’s what you’ll need to make a Mardi Gras Feather Boa Wreath.

To make a Feather Boa Mardi Gras Wreath:

1. Pin and glue the ends of one green and one purple feather boa to the back of the wreath. Wrap the boas around the wreath, and pin and glue the remaining ends to the back. Repeat with the second set of feather boas till the wreath is covered. Trim off the excess feather boas, and pin and glue the ends to the back of the wreath.

Here's an easy way to make a Mardi Gras Wreath. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Wrap it up!

2. Pin and glue the mask to the wreath.

3. Make a hanger and pin and glue to the back of the wreath. You can’t see my hanger in the photo, but I took a 6” length of elastic, Mardi Gras necklace and tied each end around a U-pin. Then, I inserted and glued the pin to the back.

Mardi Gras Mask Wreath

Perfect for Mardi Gras -- a Mardi Gras Mask Wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Mardi Gras Mask Wreath.

To make a Mardi Gras Mask Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Crepe paper roll in purple
  • Mardi Gras half masks: Four each in purple, green and yellow; and three sequined
  • Mardi Gras coins
  • Chenille stem
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins
Great idea for a Mardi Gras Wreath. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Here’s what you’ll need to make a Mardi Gras Mask Wreath.

To make a Mardi Gras Mask Wreath:

1. Wrap the crepe paper around the wreath, covering it completely. Glue ends to the back.

How to wrap a wreath with crepe paper. CraftsnCoffee.com.

You can use crepe paper, ribbon, or fabric strips to wrap your wreath.

2. Remove the elastic strings from the masks.

3. Arrange the yellow, green and purple masks around the wreath. If needed, temporarily pin the masks in place. Once you like the arrangement, glue the masks to the wreath.

4. Glue the sequin masks and Mardi Gras coins to the wreath.

5. Twist a 6” length of chenille stem into a loop. Insert and glue the stem in the back of the wreath for a hanger.

Mardi Gras Flower Wreath

So easy Mardi Gras Wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Mardi Gras Flower Wreath.

To make a Mardi Gras Flower Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Glittered scrapbook paper, 12” x 12”
  • Gerbera daisies, four each in purple, green and yellow (mine came in bushes)
  • Mardi Gras coins
  • Mardi Gras beads
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; floral U-pins; optional: floral shears
Make the prettiest Mardi Gras Flower Wreath. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

You don’t need a lot of supplies to make a Mardi Gras Flower Wreath.

To make a Mardi Gras Flower Wreath:

Covering the edges of a wreath of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Glue the paper strips around the outside and inside edges.

1. Cut the scrapbook paper into 2” strips. Glue strips around the outside and inside edges of the wreath.

2. Carefully remove the flowers from the stems. If your flowers don’t come off easily, cut them off with floral shears.

3. Arrange the flowers around the wreath. Gently press each one into the foam wreath to hold them in place. If you don’t like the arrangement, keep moving the flowers around until you do. Glue the flowers in place. Glue a Mardi Gras coin in the center of each flower.

4. Using floral pins, attach three strands of Mardi Gras beads to the back of the wreath. Trim off the ends, so they hang freely. Glue Mardi Gras coins to the strands. (Adding the strands of beads is optional, but Mardi Gras is not an understated occasion, right?)

5. Pin and glue a length of beads to the back of the wreath for a hanger.

Mardi Gras Ribbon Wreath

Love the colors! Mardi Gras Ribbon Wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Mardi Gras Ribbon Wreath.

This wreath took a little longer than the other three, but it’s still easy enough to make in an evening. You’re familiar with this technique, I’m sure, and it couldn’t be easier. There’s something so satisfying about the crunch of the foam as you pick in your fabric or ribbon, and it grips it tight. I’ve been thinking that I could change out the metallic gold ribbons, add a few more yellow ribbons and a little pink, and it would be a sweet wreath for Easter, too.

To make a Mardi Gras Ribbon Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Assorted ribbons in purple, green and gold, including 1-1/2” and 2” wide grosgrain ribbon; and 2” and 5” wide organza ribbon
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; dull pencil or chopstick

To make a Mardi Gras Ribbon Wreath:

1. Glue 2” wide ribbon around the outside and inside edges of the wreath.

2. Cut 5” organza ribbon into 5” squares, and other ribbons into 6” – 8” lengths.

DIY a ribbon wreath for Mardi Gras. CraftsnCoffee.com.

I started out using all organza ribbon, but decided it needed more color and more punch.

3. First, fill in the wreath with organza squares. Layer together two, 5” squares, and gather the center. Twist the center to make a little tail, and then insert this tail into the foam wreath with a chopstick or dull pencil. Continue, working your way around the wreath. It’s o.k. if there are bare spots, as you’ll fill those in next.

Ribbons for a Mardi Gras Ribbon Wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com.

I added more vibrant ribbons for a little “pop.” By switching out pink ribbon for the gold, I think this would make a pretty Easter wreath.

4. Add the more colorful ribbons to fill in the wreath. For the denser ribbons, such as the grosgrain, position the chopstick or dull pencil in the center of the ribbon, and then push it into the wreath.

5. Twist a 6” length of chenille stem into a loop. Insert and glue the stem in the back of the wreath for a hanger.

Four, fun and easy Mardi Gras wreaths to DIY. CraftsnCoffee.com

And those are my four Big & Easy Mardi Gras Wreaths. Do you have a favorite? Have you ever gotten a little carried away in the craft store as one idea led to another, and another?

Thank you to everyone who weighed in on their favorite photo in the Crafts, Coffee and Chocolate giveaway. I appreciate your feedback and loved reading the comments. I wish I could choose more than one winner. Random.org helped me pick today’s winner, and it’s Veronika. Please contact me, Veronika, to arrange for your prize.

I wish you a happy Valentine’s Day, and happy crafting!

Sharon

 

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13 Responses to DIY four Big & Easy Mardi Gras Wreaths

  1. Veronika says:

    Yay I found it! 🙂 and to add my vote to the mix, the feather one is my favorite! They are all great though. I really am impressed with all your crafting that you do on this blog. And thank you again so much!!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Veronika. These were all so easy to DIY, and I have a great team working on the blog, thank goodness! I’m so fortunate that these talented ladies share their designs with Crafts ‘n Coffee! Happy crafting to you! Sharon

  2. pallix says:

    Reblogged this on Phase Three and commented:
    Love the tutorial with all the steps for how to make Madi Gras wreaths. What to buy, and how to put it together. It is past time for me to replace my winter evergreen Christmas swag with the happy colors in these wreaths. Looks too like a fun, inexpensive project!

  3. CraftyB says:

    Those colors just explode with fun! Great textures, too. My fave is the ribbon wreath. All the fun and decadence of Mardi Gras in a wreath!!

  4. Angie Dyer says:

    My favorite is the one with the sparkly yellow mask. I really like the bright colors. They look like a lot of fun!

    • Sharon says:

      That seems to be the favorite wreath, Angie. Mardi gras is all about the sparkle, right? I’ve never been to Mardi Gras, have you? Happy crafting! Sharon

  5. Laurie says:

    I really like them all, but I think my favorite is the one with the masks. You’re so creative!

  6. Congratulations Veronika!! Enjoy your goodies! LOVE all of these wreathes but the feather and ribbon ones are my absolute favorites! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      That’s two votes for the feather boa wreath, thank you. I hope you’ll have a chance to DIY one, I know your corner of the world could use a little Mardi Gras color right now, right? Happy Valentine’s Day and happy Mardi Gras, Barb. Sharon

  7. Katiria says:

    They are all beautiful especially the feather boa one!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! They were so fun and easy to make, I really enjoyed making each one. And the bright colors are so fun to have around right now. Do you have any fun plans for Mardi Gras? Have a good weekend, and enjoy Valentine’s Day! Sharon

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