Welcome, friends! Leigh here from The Turquoise Valentine, and today, I’m excited to show you how to create a vibrant and summery strawberry wreath. This craft project is not only fun but will add a fresh, seasonal touch to your home decor. So let’s gather our supplies and dive right in!

Materials Needed:

  • Strawberry Hello wreath DIY
  • Acrylic Paint:
    • Medium Hauser Green paint
    • Lighthouse Green paint
    • White paint
    • Light Yellow paint
    • Tomato Red paint by Anita’s
    • King’s Gold paint by Apple Barrel
  • Makeup sponges
  • Fine paintbrush
  • Pokey tool (or similar) from Dollar Tree
  • Stick Fast thick glue

Step 1: Painting the Wreath Base

Start by painting your laser-cut wooden wreath base using the Medium Hauser Green paint. Using a makeup sponge, dab the green paint all over the wreath, including the leaves but excluding the “hello” part (unless you want it green too).

Step 2: Adding Color Variations

To add a bit of depth, use the Lighthouse Green paint. Dab the lighter green here and there over the wreath to create a beautiful variation in color.

Step 3: Painting the “Hello” Part

For the “hello” part, I chose white. Use a makeup sponge to apply light coats of white paint. It took about three coats to achieve the desired coverage. I didn’t show all the coats in the video because it would be repetitive, but make sure to let each coat dry before applying the next one.

Step 4: Painting the Strawberry Blooms

Next, we’ll move on to the little strawberry blooms. There are six of these, and they should be painted white as well. Each bloom has a little scored line in the middle for the center. Paint the whole bloom white first. Once that’s dry, use a light yellow color to paint the center. Yellow shows up better over white, so be sure to follow this order.

Step 5: Creating the Yellow Centers

Mix King’s Gold by Apple Barrel with a bit of white to make a light yellow. Use this mixture to paint the centers of the strawberry blooms. These centers are small circles in the middle of each bloom.

Step 6: Painting the Strawberries

Now, it’s time to bring the strawberries to life. I used Tomato Red by Anita’s, but you can use any red you prefer. Dab the red paint onto the strawberries using your makeup sponge. Make sure to get an even coat across all of them.

Step 7: Painting the Strawberry Leaves

Once the red paint is dry, use Lighthouse Green to paint the little leaves on the strawberries. These leaves have scored lines that you can follow with a fine paintbrush for accuracy.

Step 8: Adding the Strawberry Seeds

For a realistic touch, we’ll add seeds to the strawberries. Mix some white with King’s Gold to create a yellow for the seeds. Using a pokey tool (or a similar tool), dip the tip into the yellow mixture and dot it all over the strawberries. This adds a charming detail.

Step 9: Assembling the Wreath

After painting all the strawberries, blooms, and the wreath base, it’s time to assemble everything. Start by gluing the strawberries onto the wreath. Use Stick Fast thick glue, which you can get on Amazon. Arrange the strawberries in clusters of three: a big one, a medium one, and a little one. Each cluster fits neatly into the wreath and it’s easy to tell where each piece belongs.

Step 10: Adding Final Touches

To complete the look, go back and add some Lighthouse Green strokes along the center and edges of the leaves. This adds contrast and depth, making the wreath more vibrant.

Step 11: Attaching the Blooms

Lastly, glue the little strawberry blooms between the clusters of leaves and strawberries. Don’t forget this part, as it adds a final touch to your beautiful arrangement.

Step 12: Finishing Touches

If you’d like, you can tie a couple of pieces of fabric at the top of the wreath for an extra decorative touch. I also hung my wreath on a frame hanger I made live on Facebook. I will include a link below so you can make one too.

And there you have it! Your strawberry wreath is now complete. I love how the different colors – green, red, yellow, and white – come together to create a beautiful, summery piece. It’s perfect for adding a touch of summer to your home decor.

Are you ready to follow your heart and create?

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