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Natural Wreath Goes Glam

Learn how to embellish and update an old thrift store wreath to look brand new for the fall or holiday season.

DIFFICULTY: Beginner

Overview

Learn how to embellish and update an old thrift store wreath ornament to look brand new for the fall or Thanksgiving season using a Wagner paint sprayer. In no time, you'll have a gorgeous, custom painted wreath! You can make a pine cone wreath with a foam form and a glue gun, but you are likely to find a used one at a yard sale or thrift shop.

Before

Wreath Before Painting

After

Natural Wreath with Ribbon
1

Clean the Fall Wreath

If you bought the wreath secondhand, start by simply cleaning the wreath with the air from your FLEXiO® paint sprayer with the detail nozzle removed. If your wreath is brand new, you can skip this step.

Wreath Before Painting
2

Choose Your Paint

This project can be completed at any time of the year, but we recommend choosing a paint color to match the current season! Pine cones fit perfectly with fall so we chose to use a copper metallic paint.

These colors will match great with other autumn decorations and the completed wreath will look nice hanging from a front door throughout the entire season.

Paint for Natural Wreath
3

Paint with a Paint Sprayer

Next, hang the wreath on a paper-covered wall or dropcloth and give it a quick spray of copper metallic paint using a FLEXiO paint sprayer.

If you have a very detailed wreath like we do, a paint sprayer will be a lifesaver for this project! Unlike a brush, the sprayer will easily be able to reach into all the nooks and crannies of your wreath.

Spraying Natural Wreath 2
4

Add a Few Coats

Apply one coat and see how the wreath looks. If your wreath has a lot of details, apply another coat and try to angle the sprayer at different angles so that you can ensure complete coverage.

Spraying Natural Wreath
5

Enjoy the New Autumn Wreath

Finish the painted wreath design by hanging it from a silk ribbon and attach fresh and gilded greens as accents. Store the wreath in cool dry place and bring it out again every season!

Natural Wreath with Ribbon
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