FreeHand Buffalo Plaid on Dollar Store Canvas

Hi Everyone!

The simplicity of this project is very FARMHOUSE. And the supplies I used are very simplistic too. Keep scrolling for the finished picture…..

  1. Dollar Tree small canvas
  2. Black paint
  3. Pewter gray paint
  4. Brush the size you want your plaid to be
  5. Evergreen greenery to make a simple wreath
  6. Holly Berries
  7. Wire Cutters
  8. Glue
  9. Hot glue
I used the wire cutters to cut my evergreen wreath the size I needed and to cut the holly berries off their stems.

As you may know by now, I am obsessed with BUFFALO PLAID. I capitalize it because it is an entity of it’s own in my mind.

I saw several pictures on the internet of Buffalo Plaid done in a messy, random fashion. I wanted to try it. So this little canvas (shown above and below) was in my stash and I decided to just free hand the Buffalo Plaid. I am glad I did. I plan to use this method to paint many backgrounds for other paintings or crafts.

I only used the one brush and just wiped it between using the gray and black paints.

I made my horizontal AND vertical stripes with the medium colored gray paint. Let the brush strokes show through. That is the look you should be going for. I did not even paint my canvas first. I choose a paintbrush the size I wanted the plaid to be. You could choose a bigger brush or a smaller brush.

I then went back with black paint at all the intersections. I did have to do two coats of the black to get the look I wanted.

I wish I had taken more pictures. I am new and learning how to blog better. I just get in the mood and begin a project without thinking that I need to stop and take a picture.

Then I added the wreath when it dried. I wrapped the evergreen greenery around twice and tied it with a red ribbon. I hot glued it on the canvas in a just a few places.

Then I added the berries in randomly with Elmer’s glue.

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Vintage Truck Wreath

WE MADE SOME WREATHS!

We wanted to branch out and do more than items just made out of wood. So I bought some ready made Christmas greenery wreaths and I bought some forms to make wreaths.

A wreaths’ circular shape is said to symbolize eternal life and the unending love of God. Well that is enough to make me want to make more. 🙂

This particular wreath is made with a vintage truck in the middle. Who doesn’t like vintage trucks?

Mom wrapped a hard green foam wreath form with Red Buffalo Plaid ribbon. She backed the foam form with a scrap piece of lumber (Lauan) we had and painted it black.

We made a cute bow out of some of the same ribbon plus more cute ribbon. Mom added three jingle bells. Now when the door opens it will jingle and remind the owner that Christmas is coming!

This is a smaller wreath that could go anywhere outside or inside your house. The picture below will show the size better because it is on a door.

We are working on several more wreaths but I need to get busy and make some bows for them.

I am behind on making crafts because we have begun to work on my Mom’s little Mother-In-Law Suite. It is coming along fine. It was our metal office building for our trucking company. We have moved it on our property and it is behind our house, behind our barn, next to our ponds. I will love having her live here right next to me.

So when I looked up info about wreaths for this blog post I loved that they symbolize eternal life. With the loss of my stepfather it is comforting that we will see him again in heaven.

I found a lot of info about wreaths on this website: santasquarters.com

I know many people get lonely and depressed during the holidays. Being creative and making things really helps. It has helped my Mom and me go through this very trying year.

Thank you for reading my blog!! It means a lot to me!

Crafting and Creating is Great Therapy!!

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