Sunday, August 15, 2010

Feeling Wreathy

I felt like I lost my creative mojo this week ( I think it's withdrawal from Yogurtland...a place we went regularly while on vacation and which we don't have here..oh Chocolate Coconut Truffle, how I miss you, but I digress). While visiting the Mumster ( aka my cute little Mommy) I made the mistake of remarking that she had two wreaths that had seen better days and little miss feisty said " Well what are you going to do about it since you said you were going to make me new ones..ahem ahem".  Note to self: KEEP QUIET!

And yes, Mom reads my blog so someone's going to ask me "Why are you putting these on here if she hasn't received them yet" which is a fair point, but if I'd had time to make them while we were still there, then she would have seen them as they were being made so....

I started with these from $1 Tree:

Plus burgundy ribbon, one silk flower bush , and three silk focal stems from Michaels. Silk flowers have to at least look natural to me and I thought these colors would work well for my Mom's house.  For the green styro wreath, I wrapped it with the ribbon and then beheaded the flowers and stripped off the leaves ( it didn't hurt...I promise...OK except where my wire cutters pinched me!) and then just hot glued stuff on in a way that I liked. Same principle for the vine wreath except I didn't wrap it in ribbon first. A while ago I bought a roll of some kind of bark covered wire which I cut lengths of, wrapped around a pen and made curly viney thingies that I stuck in at random.

Vy-ola:
I love this brown hydrangea:



I used to feel like you had to cover the whole wreath with stuff, but lately I'm more inclined to do just part. So Mom, I hope you like! Now I just have to figure out how the heck they're getting mailed to you :)

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12 comments:

Christine said...

Carol,
They came out great! I hate when I pinch myself with wire cutters-which is every single time I use them! Hope your Mom loves them too.
Christine

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

These are lovely! I love that you wrapped the one in the ribbon. The colors are so warm and inviting! Great job!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Those are so pretty! I really love the one you wrapped in ribbon! {Rebekah}

Lori said...

Both are totally gorgeous! I just love the way you write your posts, so hilarious!

Melissa said...

Those are absolutely beautiful rich and autumnal. Lucky Mommy!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!! And the one wrapped in ribbon is unreal...how spectacular!! Your Mom will love them.
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

Lisa said...

So pretty! Perfect for fall!

Terrell said...

Ohhh I love this look!! Great job, sweet friend!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

cocinadiary said...

This is so nice! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! If you try the recipe let me know how it turns out! :)

Michelle L. said...

BOTH so pretty! I agree, the brown hydrangea is so cool - I want to find a silk hydrangea and dye it chocolate now! Mmm...chocolate...

Holly said...

Pretty! Those $1 wreaths are the best deal and such a good starting place for so many wonderful projects!!

We do not have yogurtland - I was just in LA and my hometown got one, but I hear it takes 45 minutes inline! I used to wait in line for 45 minutes at Cold Stone - before it was everywhere...and before I had kids!

Anonymous said...

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- Johnson