Step into the enchanting world of Mardi Gras, where vibrant hues of purple, yellow, green, and white come together in a symphony of colors, embodying the lively spirit of this festive season in this XTool craft of a Mardi Gras Wood Wreath.
Join us on a journey as we delve into the artistry behind this dazzling wood wreath creation, exploring the traditions, symbolism, and craftsmanship that make it a quintessential part of the Mardi Gras experience.
- 18″ wood wreath
- 2 – 12×12 sheets basswood
- XTool M1 Machine
- E6000 glue
- D Rings
- Command Picture Hanging Velcro Strips
- Folkart Acrylic Paint Purple Matte
- Folkart Acrylic Paint Dark Purple Matte
- Folkart Acrylic Paint Moon Yellow Matte
- Folkart Acrylic Paint Green Matte
- Folkart Acrylic Paint White Matte
- Bead and Crawfish SVG Files
- Font SVG (or you can type your own in xtool creative space)
Load the SVG file for the beads and the crawfish into XTool creative space. Adjust the crawfish to about 4 inches. This will change depending on your board size.
Adjust the wood beads to be the size you’d like for your board. Cut with the settings 100 power, 8 speed, 2 pass for 1/8″ basswood. Place on the triangle prisms with the 3mm basswood setting.
Cut out wood letter with the same settings as above. Paint the letters with white folkart matte paint. Paint the wood beads and crawfish the purple, green, and yellow paint. Let dry for a few hours.
Paint the wood wreath the base color you would like. I used a light purple paint and darker purple for the other items. Let the wreath dry about an hour and flip and paint the backside.
Once dry place all the cut items on to the board where you would like them to be. Brush E6000 glue on the back and place. Repeat this for all the piece. Let dry overnight.
How To Hang Wreath
Use d-rings for the backside. Just place them on each side of the back of the wreath and drill in the screws. Triple knot ribbon onto each side to hang on a wreath hanger. Command picture hanging velcro strips can be used to keep in place on the back so it doesn’t swing.
As we bid adieu to this colorful journey of Mardi Gras-inspired creativity, may your homes be adorned with the festive charm of the handcrafted wood wreath.
Each stroke of paint, wood carving, and the collective spirit of celebration embedded in the fibers of the wreath tell a tale of tradition, artistry, and the joyous embrace of Mardi Gras.
Until the next celebration, may your days be filled with the echoes of Mardi Gras magic. Enjoy this Mardi Gras wood wreath in celebration of a wonderful time.