29 April 2011

Spring Wreath

Well there are plenty of things I could should be doing other than blogging, but here I am. Maybe that means I'm turning into a real blogger (as opposed to a person that is kind of trying out this blogging thing but largely has no idea what she's doing). Or maybe that's just wishful thinking since half of the pictures from this post are from my phone because I was too lazy to get my camera while I was working. : )

Either way, I'm excited to show you the wreath I finally finished. I love the idea that Myra at the Casabella Project had to make a simple wreath and put velcro on it so you can change the wreath easily based on the season. Genius!! (Especially for someone like me who just last week realized I forgot to reset one of the clocks at daylight savings. Oops) You can find her original post about it here.

We had a roll of twine on hand (you know, just in case of a twine emergency) so I started wrapping. At first I was thinking the project would be easy-peasy and it didn't even seem like it was taking very long.....then this is when I took a break to check Facebook.
Aaand another break when I was starting to think I would never ever finish. Why do I always pick projects like this?
Anyway I finished wrapping and was very happy with myself. : ) But I still had no idea what I was going to put on the wreath. I tried making some rosettes with fabric scraps and found that I can make a rosette, but I don't think it's my forte. I had some small wooden letters leftover from another project and decided to spell out 'Welcome.' Unfortunately, I was short one letter.

I didn't let that deter me (although looking back I kind of wish it had). I cut one out of cardboard! That proved to be way harder than expected! Then I had to paint all of the letters so you wouldn't be able to tell which one was cardboard. Only the cardboard one wasn't as smooth so I used puff fabric paint to try to disguise it even further. Did you know you can use that on wood and cardboard? Because you can.

I am going to have to switch to the short version of this because this post is turning into a mini-novel (sorry!). Made a fabric bunting.
Added velcro to wreath and bunting.
Didn't feel like making another rosette so I cheated by wrapping fabric around paper. Shhh, don't tell. : )
And viola! This is on the door at the top of the stairs coming into our place. (The house is split into two units so we have a front door on the ground level, but you immediately go upstairs and through this door)
One more picture because I actually bothered to bust out my camera for the final product.
If you made it to the end, thanks for hanging with me! Have a wonderful weekend!!
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  1. I love that pennant banner on the wreath. I love it.

    new follower!

  2. super cute :) love the bunting and use of twine!

  3. So pretty! This came out great! I am visiting from TT&J and new follower!!!
    p.s. I am having a giveaway this weekend, you should come check it out!

  4. Oh my goodness, this is darling! I actually started making a wreath -kinda- like this today! I totally may have to add a welcome bunting like you did, it really makes the wreath! Great job!

  5. This is adorable!Well done. Very very cute.

  6. Your wreath turned out great! I would never have guessed you made one of the letters. Love the velcro idea, and the mini bunting!

  7. I love it! It turned out fabulous! I would love it if you would link this up to my Inspire-Me Mondays Party at Homemaker in Heels! Have a great day! :) http://www.homemakerinheels.com/2011/05/inspire-me-mondays-week-2.html
    Homemaker in Heels

  8. that's adorable! i love the bunting, the "twine emergency" and the all of a sudden short version, lol.

  9. Turned out super cute. Love your story, too. Thanks for linking up at I Made It! Monday at Ninth Street Notions. Can't wait to see what you have this next week.

  10. I loved your wreath so much I featured it on this week's Ten Buck Tuesday! Email me at youngnester(at)gmail(dot)com to get the code for the "I've been featured at Young Nester" button! Have a GREAT week!

  11. Hi, Susan! Can you please join us again at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  12. LOVE the idea of being able to switch decorations mid-season without having to create/buy a whole new wreath! I'm definitely trying this. Thanks for the tip!


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