STRAIGHT FROM THE FOR­EST

Country Sampler Autumn Decorating SIP 2018 - - Inside - DE­SIGNED AND PHO­TOGRAPHED BY KIM PURVIS OF MADEINADAY.COM.

This Green Man wreath from Kim Purvis at Made In a Day will keep a watch­ful eye on your prop­erty all sea­son long. Be­gin your for­est face with a resin tree sculp­ture mask, avail­able from on­line re­tail­ers. If your face doesn’t have painted eyes, fill them in with white, green and black paint. Dry brush gray acrylic paint over the raised ar­eas of the mask for a more bark-like look. Cut two strips of chicken wire rib­bon to fit across an ap­pro­pri­ate-size oval grapevine wreath. Se­cure the chicken wire to the back of the wreath with flo­ral wire. Po­si­tion the wreath atop the chicken wire and at­tach with flo­ral wire. Hot glue small pieces of moss on the face and around the wreath. Weave wood sticks through the chicken wire be­hind the mask. Add fern picks and long palm picks around the face, and then fill in other ar­eas with ad­di­tional picks and moss. Se­cure any loose items with hot glue, and hang the fin­ished piece on your front door.

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