Friday, December 10, 2010

My Christmas Wreath!

Don't you love when a plan comes together and especially when it comes together better than the picture in your head!
 I teased you with this a few days ago. These have become a bit of addiction for me, it's something about playing with fire I think! I showed you how to make them here. Once I made some I began to think hmmm.... what can I make with these other than the usual headband or lapel pin.
I started with one of these inexpensive wreaths from Hob Lob, 2 bucks on sale I think. When I use these straw wreaths I always leave the plastic on that way I don't have messy straw everywhere.
I found this dark olive green fabric in the clearance bin and decided it was just what I was looking for! I cut pieces of it and kinda gathered them and pinned them in with straight pins.
You can see it's messy from the back, no one is looking back there!
Ooops, sideways pic, oh well you get the idea.
I took another sheer green and wrapped it around the wreath and then some metallic gold ribbon. Sorry about these pictures I had to take them at night and they just didn't turn out well.

Ta da! I glued the flowers on and a few leaves and berries and that was it!  I love this so much! The colors are just so pretty together, much better than I imagined!

I finally took this outside so I could get good shots of the color.
Aren't they pretty? I want to make a bunch more and use them as bows on our gifts. Playing with fire worked out well this time!

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14 comments:

Tammy said...

Wow!The flowers are sooo pretty!Very well done...The wreath is so elegant!Im gonna give the flowers a try this weekend...Wish me luck!

Autum said...

Oh, this makes such an elegant and unique wreath. I love it!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Very pretty! Love the flowers.

CAS said...

Very, very pretty. I'm thinking this could be great for Valentine's Day with a bit of color change, because it definitely isn't gonna happen now! Thanks for sharing.
CAS

Jamielyn said...

LOVE this! It's gorgeous!!

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

How pretty- and I can see them for all seasons. One with very pastel flowers for spring/Easter would be amazing and wow the fall colors you could do with all those autumnal colors.
tammy

To Sew With Love said...

This is fabulous! so lovely! ^^)

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

Thank you all for your kind comments and great idea to work on some for other holidays. Once you try it I bet you become addicted too!

Jana said...

Turned out great!

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Kolein said...

This is beautiful! It looks like an argyle wreath! We LOVE argyle here!!!! I do love it when a project in my head turns out well. It's happened once for me, I think!! HAHA!!

Have a great Sunday,
~Kolein

Elizabeth said...

So pretty! You did a lovely job! Would love for you to visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a great day! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Brandy said...

I just love your blog. I love this wreath!! It's so pretty! I am wreath obsessed :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Dacia said...

Very beautiful wreath!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful wreath! I featured you today on my wreath roundup :)

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