Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Circle of Love (Okay, a wreath.)

I really wanted a wreath to put up for Valentine's Day, but I couldn't find any in the stores that weren't metallic looking. That wasn't the look I wanted this year, so I found some inspiration on Pinterest, of course!

My inspiration was this wreath by Sweet Daisy Designs.
http://sweetdaisydesigns.blogspot.com/2011/11/wreath-update.html
I started by painting my grapevine wreath with Krylon's "Ballet Pink."
Darice GPV8 Grapevine Wreath 8" Bulk (Google Affiliate Ad)
Next, I dug up some ribbon that I already had from other projects. The lace ribbon was a scrap that I got from Goodwill. The burlap ribbon was purchased from Save-on-crafts.com. It's the same ribbon that I used in this project. I cut a piece of burlap ribbon the same length as the lace, and then I layered them. I am using this as my wreath hanger, as you'll see.

Next, I wanted to make some flowers like the inspiration wreath has. I started by using some sweet rose flower buttons that I picked up at Walmart. They match the paint color almost exactly. My sweet girl even asked me if I had painted them that color to match. I put a floral wire through the button hole and gave it a twist.
I wrapped some more burlap around the wire, hot glued it, and then started making folds (petals) and hot gluing them around the wire.
I wanted a lace flower, too, but I was out of the lace ribbon. So I took a scrap of lace fabric I already had (picked up at a St.Vincent De Paul thrift store) and cut a length of it in the same width as the burlap ribbon. Then, minus the button center, I made a lace flower in the same way as the burlap flower.
After I was done with my flowers, I took the long end of the floral wire and poked it through the wreath where I wanted the flower. I twisted the wires onto the wreath and then cut the excess wire off with my wire cutters. (I'm telling you, I use those things all of the time! Don't forget what tools you'll need to get started!)

Here is the finished product:
I think I might actually use this for Spring or Easter, too.

Hope you likey!
XOXO,
Abby

2 comments:

  1. Adorable! So glad you were inspired. :) I love the lace and burlap combination, so delicate! I'll be sharing on my blog. :)

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