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Here’s Christy with details on this project:
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DIY FAUX SUCCULENT PISTACHIO WREATH
- Pistachio Nuts (aprox a 2 lb bag)
- Glue (using this)
- Paper Towels
- Garbage Bags
- Dish Soap
- Spray Paint (this color and this color)
- 12″ Wreath
- Pink Latex Paint
- Paint Brush
- Krylon ColorMaster Clear Finish
- Any Decorations
FAUX SUCCULENT PISTACHIO WREATH HOW TO ~
- I started the first succulent right on the front of the wreath. (12″ wreath)
- I began my next succulent on the inside of the wreath.
- Lastly adding a succulent to the side; I followed in this order the entire time. Note – No shells were added to the back so it could lay flat against the wall.
Once I had glued on every last shell, the painting process started:
- I used two different shades of green spray paint…(Valspar Paint in this case) to give the succulents some depth and a more realistic look.
- Then took some latex paint that I had, mixed it to a pink that I liked, and dry brushed it onto random spots of each succulent.
- I made sure to also hit the edge of each leaf…But to avoid getting any pink on the inside of the succulents.
- Once my paint was applied and I was without a doubt happy with it…I sealed the entire wreath with Krylon ColorMaster Clear Finish. About three coats were applied to ensure longevity to my wreaths paint.
The last steps in this faux succulent pistachio wreath were pretty simple:
A huge thank you to Christy for providing the details on her faux succulent pistachio wreath. Now, if you will excuse us, we have some pistachios to eat.