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Tropical Plant Door Hanger

Have you noticed all the tropical plants and palms popping up for home decor this spring? I knew I needed to incorporate a cool project for one into my home, so I came up with this breezy tropical arrangement with a fun retro vibe. It’s super easy to create and looks high end and beautiful! Let’s get started!

Supplies needed to make this project:

  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Wreath, 18 inch
  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Sheet, 36 x 12 x 2 inch
  • FloraCraft® Foam Cutter or Serrated Knife
  • (2 Skiens) Ombre Blended Yarn: Beige/White (Cappuccino)
  • Leather Strap: 3/4 x 19 inch
  • Brass Ring Jewelry Finding: 1-3/4 inch
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun & Glue
  • Silk Tropical Hanging Plant

Instructions:

Cut the foam sheet down to a square that is wider than the inner part of the wreath. Lay the wreath on top of the foam sheet and draw a circle on the bottom half.  Cut it out with a foam cutter.  Then lay the wreath over the sheet again and draw another half circle.

It should look like a crescent moon shape as shown below.

Cut the shape out with a foam cutter and fit it inside the wreath. Push, pinch and press the foam to smooth down any edges and get a perfect fit. Glue the half circle of foam inside the wreath with low-temp glue.  Optional: You can add toothpicks in between the foam pieces for a secure hold.

Glue the end of the yarn to the wreath and start wrapping evenly around the wreath until completely covered. Be sure to put on your favorite Netflix binge show while you wrap!

NOTE: The yarn that I chose was not dyed evenly and a little tough to get the pattern to match. Keep this in mind when choosing your yarn pattern. Some patterns are better matched and dyed than others. 

Add the brass ring to the leather strap and glue it to the top of the wreath.

You can add a couple of pins to the back for extra hold.

Cut the tropical bush apart from the main base to make it into stems with wire cutters. Insert the wire ends into the bottom left of foam base and fluff to arrange.

This wall hanger could also be used for real plants and could easily be made into a planter by gluing a small lightweight plastic plate or dish to the bottom of the circle. It truly is a unique piece and would be a great addition to your front door this spring!

 

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