Good morning my friends. You know that I have a special love for galvanized metal. Old galvanized metal especially, but it’s pretty popular, so I often can’t afford the “popular thing” price. I was thrilled with how a faux galvanized metal finish turned out on my IKEA Rast Hack Farmhouse dresser, so I decided to give it another go with this faux galvanized metal wreath.
Let’s get on with the tutorial, shall we?
I recently purchased Laura Putnam’s book, DIY Rustic Modern Metal Crafts: 35 Creative Upcycling Ideas for Galvanized Metal and have found it SO inspiring. Every time I open the book, my “to do list” gets longer. 🙂
Laura shared a shadow box type wreath created from galvanized metal pipe end caps that immediately caught my eye. After pricing the end caps, I decided to create my own faux galvanized metal version.
I started with these PVC end caps, seven of them to be exact, and a flat wreath form.
The dirt is not required. 😉
I spray painted all of the end caps first with silver metallic spray paint.
The second step I tried was to add some quick and purposely uneven sprays of Hammered Metal spray paint, but it had apparently been sitting in a cold garage for too long, because it came out kind of gloppy. I just went with it, and moved on to painting the wreath form with some metallic craft paint.
Next, I added some light gray craft paint haphazardly with a stencil brush.
After the painted dried, I attached the end caps to the wreath form with Gorilla Glue.
I am so happy with this wreath, it’s pretty perfect for our mantel.
I added some wood snowflakes and a pinecone for winter, and can’t wait to updated it with the seasons!
I would love to know what you think!
If you’re interested in creating a faux galvanized metal wreath for yourself, here’s a supply list:
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PVC Pipe End Caps
Rustoleum Silver Spray Paint
Hammered Metal Spray Paint
Fusion Paint Sample in Light Gray
LOVE this faux galvanized metal finish? Check out the IKEA Rast Hack Farmhouse dresser I created using a similar technique!
IKEA Rast Hack Farmhouse Dresser 2
If you’re a crafter like me, I’d love to have you follow along with my Crafts To Try Pinterest board!