No-Sew Octopus and Ship’s Wheel

Skill Level: Beginner

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  • FloraCraft® CraftFōM®:
    • (1) 16" Wreath - White
    • (15) 1.5” Balls - White
    • (1) 5” Balls - White
    • (5) 2" Egg - White
  • Acrylic Paint:
    • Sky Blue
    • White
  • Mod Podge
  • Tissue Paper - White
  • Thin Wood Dowels
  • Flat Silver Thumbtacks
  • Thin White Cord


  • Fabric Tape Measure
  • Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brushes
  • Serrated Knife


  1. Use a fabric tape measure to make five marks equally spaced around the outside of the wreath for the placement of the spindles. Cut five 9” pieces of thin wood dowel.  Insert a dowel straight through the side of the wreath at each mark to create a pilot hole.  Remove dowel.  Insert a dowel through each of the 1.5” balls to create a pilot hole through each ball.
  2. Cut the 5” ball in half.  Set aside one half for a future project.  Lay the wreath on the table face side up.  Place the 5” half ball in the center of the wreath.  Insert the dowel through the outside of the wreath.  Thread two 1.5” balls onto the end of the dowel between the inside of the wreath and the 5” half ball as shown.  Insert the end of the dowel into the side of the half ball.  Repeat this step to create the other four spindles.  You should have about 2.5” of dowel sticking out around the outside of the wreath.  Thread one 1.5” ball and one 2” egg onto each dowel for the wheel’s handles.
  3. Apply a layer of tissue paper over the entire ship’s wheel using Mod Podge and let dry. Brush on a coat of sky blue paint over the entire ship’s wheel and let dry.  Dry brush white paint over the entire ship’s wheel, allowing the blue to show through as shown.  Let dry.
  4. Glue a length of white cord between each section of the spindles and handles as shown, making sure the seam is towards the back. Glue a thumbtack to the end of each handle and the center of the half ball.


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