How to Make a Cranberry Bog Scoop Wreath Holder

December 18th, 2008 in blog, projects     
KimberlyMelamed KimberlyMelamed, member
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This wreath certainly says Welcome to our Home for the Holidays!
This wreath certainly says Welcome to our Home for the Holidays!

This wreath certainly says "Welcome to our Home for the Holidays!"

Cranberry Bog Scoop Wreath Holder     

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Vintage bog scoop
Cranberry/Berry floral pick
Vintage spelling tile board
Assorted game letters
Gorilla Super Glue
Mod Podge
Florist wire
Small picture hook
Craft paper
Tools List:
Exacto knife


Step 1: Set out vintage letters to spell "for the holidays".

Laying it all out in the first step ensures that you have all the correct letters.

Step 2: Apply Mod Podge to bottom of spelling board.

I chose a sparkle Mod Podge for that little somethin' extra.

Step 3: Cut paper to approximate size of opening in spelling board and apply Mod Podge and allow to dry.

I cut the paper to approximate size, glue, dry, then cut. That way I get a perfect fit every time.

Step 4: Using the Exacto knife, cut out excess paper.

Step 5: Super glue the game letters to the paper inset.

Pressing down on the letters as they dry helps them stick a bit more quickly.

Step 6: Once the letters are dry, flip the board over and glue a small picture hook on the back.

Make sure the hook is centered so the speller hangs in the correct position.

Step 7: Wire the speller to wreath using florist wire.

Just get the basic amount on the wreath, you can make adjustments once it's hung.

Step 8: Embellish wreath with pinecones, lemon leaves, fresh cut floral, and berry picks.

If your like me, you love to support the local church group or boy scout troop by purchasing your wreath from them. Unfortunately, those wreaths are typically very basic. Don't hesitate to add to them with some floral and other embellishments of your own.

Step 9: Attach a small screw into the handle of the bog scoop at the desired wreath location.

Pre-drilling is the key to keeping the wood from splitting.

Step 10: Run 'hanging' ribbon through wire on back of wreath.

The wreath appears to be hanging from the ribbon...

Step 11: Tie another ribbon around the top of the handle of the scoop, making sure to catch the first ribbon in the bow of the second to secure them both.

Step 12: Embellish ribbon in same manner as the wreath.

This will bring the whole look together.
So pretty and festive!

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Comments (9)

airzinnn writes: Too cute! Thanks for showing us how to make it! Posted: 5:45 pm on September 1st
1DesignChick writes: Terrific. But ya can't find cranberry bog scoops in Texas. Gosh, guess we could import 'em! It's awesome! Posted: 10:46 pm on December 20th
JunkArchitect writes: I would have bought that bogger in a second! It's so cool and your display is great. What a fantastic idea. Posted: 11:58 pm on December 19th
writes: Yet another great Kimberly project. LOVE IT! Those letters are a wonderful finishing touch. So cool.

I really enjoy your posts. Thank you!

JennyK Posted: 9:33 pm on December 19th
bridiemurphy writes: Adore this! Now, where ON EARTH do I get a bog scoop? And whoever named such device and whoever used such device and HOW does said device operate other than how you present it so WONDERFULLY here!?

I adore letters/words and rusty red...doesn't get any better than this. Awesome project. Thanks for the tips. Posted: 9:02 am on December 19th
Meadowview_Farm writes: I am just so impressed with the aesthetic step by step directions - that I almost forgot to look at the finished product!! Just lovely - thanks for sharing.
Kari Posted: 8:34 am on December 19th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: This is just gorgeous, Kimberly! Like the others, I have never seen either of these pieces before. And frankly, I had never heard the words "bog scoop" before either. What a fantastic pairing! Your porch looks so colorful and lovely too.

Thank you for sharing this fantastic project. I really love it.

Posted: 8:16 am on December 19th
CottageElements writes: I'm with Georgia on that spelling board! Very cool! And I've never seen a bog scoop before either. I need to go shopping with you! Fun project!

Lani Posted: 9:27 pm on December 18th
georgiamoon writes: WOW this is certainly one of my favorite projects. I have never seen a vintage spelling board before but it is very cool. I've never seen a bog scoop either, for that matter...the wreath looks familiar though. I swear you come up with the most interesting items for your projects. I love it. You did good girl! Love ya, Geo Posted: 5:52 pm on December 18th
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