Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gettin' Crafty with a Wreath

There are so many fantastic crafting blogs out there.  The Scrap Shoppe, Tatertots & Jello, Running With Glitter, and Craft-O-Maniac are just a few of my favorites.  I decided that I needed to get on the crafting bandwagon and make a wreath for our front entryway.

Every year for Christmas, my parents give us a fresh wreath for the entryway.  It is nice to pull into the driveway and see the festive evergreen.  It is so nice to smell the fresh pine every time we go in or out of the house.  I wanted that same feeling again...just not so wintery.

I found the perfect grapevine wreath at the dollar store for...you guessed it...one dollar.  SCORE!  I also picked up a roll of twine while I was there.  SCORE AGAIN!  I began wrapping and wrapping and wrapping the twine around the wreath.  I was hoping it would look a bit like this.

Unfortunately, Allison at A Glimpse Inside used a solid foam wreath rather than a grapevine wreath and she used two spools of twine, neither of which I had.  Well...I took my wreath that was wrapped only three quarters of the way and attached flowers to the lower left side.  I made three satin flowers using this tutorial.  It stayed that way for over a week...until...I saw this.
Nikki at Nikkis' Nacs put her house numbers in the wreath.  How cute is that?!?

I decided that my wreath needed numbers.  I found some cute ribbon that had all the colors of my flowers, turquoise, white and red.  I played with several different ways of attaching the numbers, but decided this was just too cute.
I love that you can see the house number nice and large from the street and the turquoise and red just make me think of summer.
I'm kinda loving the fact that it's not wrapped all the way.  Perhaps because I like things to have a bit of symmetry to them {the flowers are balanced by the unwrapped portion of the wreath}.  Perhaps because it's already hung and I'm a tad bit lazy. 
At some point, I may decide to finish it.  Or I may just decide that it's already finished.

1 comment:

  1. Cute crafty idea!! I have slacked off on my crafting lately, but it is so energizing! Thanks for the inspiration sis!

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