Holiday Holly Wreath For Activa Products by Lisa Fulmer


Craft Tutorials, Sculpture, Rigid Wrap

ACTÍVA Products

rigid wrap plaster cloth

There is something so satisfying about making your own holiday decorations. This holly wreath is small and lightweight enough to hang anywhere you need a bit of holiday cheer in your home or office. Leaves made from Rigid Wrap are full of texture and dimension because you can easily shape and mold this plaster-embedded mesh, however you like, with or without an armature, plus it dries quickly.



    Roll 21 (or more) small balls of clay to make berries, then pierce a short length of wire into each ball. Let dry overnight.

    plaster cloth tutorial

      Paint the Smoothfoam disc dark green and let dry.

      • Paint the berries red and let dry. Twist the wires together in clusters of three and trim.

      plaster gauze crafts

        Draw two sizes of holly leaves on cardstock. Cut out and use as a

        template to trace and cut several leaves of each size from Rigid Wrap.

        plaster cloth gauze crafts

          Following the package instructions, wet each leaf in water and place on

          the disc, plaster side down. Start with the larger leaves – smooth out the

          damp plaster into the netting with a brush. Use a palette knife to gently lift

          and buckle each leaf, leaving some areas flat against the disc. Place

          cosmetic sponges around the disc as needed to support the leaf tips as they dry.

          crafts with plaster cloth

            After the first layer of large leaves is dry, place a second layer of

            the smaller leaves on top in the same way.

            rigid wrap from activa products

              After the top layer is dry, outline some of the leaves with dark green paint.

              These outlines will help distinguish the leaves a bit.

              plaster cloth tutorial holly wreath

                Paint the rest of the leaves with a lighter metallic green. Use a small brush to

                get color in between all the leaves so no white plaster shows.

                christmas craft project tutorial idea

                  Poke pilot holes in random positions among the holly leaves with a skewer

                  and push a cluster of berries in each hole.

                  holiday craft with plaster cloth

                    Attach a ribbon loop to the back of the wreath with a straight pin

                    for hanging. Secure the ribbon against the disc with a bit of glue if desired.
                    holly wreath craft project

                    Designed by Lisa Fulmer