I'm excited to share my first Dollar Tree Designs project.
To create this project you will need several bags of mossy rocks (I used 15 bags @ $1 each from Dollar Tree), a styrofoam wreath form (I used the largest one from Hobby Lobby), and toothpicks.
To get started, stick toothpicks into several rocks and begin attaching to the wreath. I chose toothpicks to secure the rocks to the wreath because I have trouble committing to a design. I like to recycle and reuse items. I suppose glue would work if you wanted a permanent wreath.
Then start working the puzzle.I found it was easier to cover the top of the wreath with most of the larger rocks, fill in with smaller rocks, and then start working the inside and outside of the form. Make sure to fit together tight so that none of the styrofoam shows through.
The inside of the mossy rocks are styrofoam. This means you can manipulate the rocks into the shape you need to complete the puzzle. These both started as the same size and shape. Vary the angle of the toothpick to make the fit more secure.
I ended up cutting a handful of the rocks to fill in the weird spots on the inside and outside of the wreath. I did not use any cut rocks on the front of the wreath.
Your finished product should look something like this. I had planned to embellish it but after I finished I decided I liked it plain. I think it has a higher end look and it cost just over $20 and an hour or so to make.
garden inspired mantel. I'm in love once again with another simply good design on an unbeatable budget!
~Southern Fried Gal
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