Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Finally, my spring wreaths!

I wrote quite a while ago, in this post, that I was going to make some new spring wreaths for my front doors. I didn't forget, just took an unplanned hiatus from blogging, and never showed you the outcome.

Here they are, not EXACTLY what I was going for, but they work, and they do say spring, as well as summer, maybe I can even talk myself into them being both fall and winter, and that is a good thing, as I doubt I will be changing them anytime soon.

First I sprayed the grapevine wreaths I found at Hobby Lobby with satin clear coat, to give them some shine. That stuff dries almost instantly, and it's clear so you can spray them right on the grass and no one will ever know. Not that I did that Michael, I'm just sayin. I couldn't find felt in the colors I wanted, so I used real felted wool sweaters (as opposed to imitation felted wool sweaters). They were still not the colors in my head, but they are bright and cheerful. I used faux eucalyptus to fill in a little. I glued it all down safe and secure with LOTS of hot glue!

I found the cute polka dot ribbon at Hobby Lobby, and it all came together in the end.

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thehomespunheart said...

Oooh - those are cute! Um, question - is your house for sale? Looks like a lock box on the door knob...

wc said...

After you felted the sweaters, how did you make the flowers? They are gorgeous!

wc said...

After you felted the sweaters, how did you make the flowers? They are gorgeous!

LDH said...

Oh, so nice! I have had something similar on my mind for over my headboard but just can't seem to find the time. (Maybe when I get the yard stuff done)

Really sweet blog you have here. Looking forward to perusing more of your posts! :)

Kindly, Lorraine

Life With Lucy said...

This is SO cute! I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

You do a great job!! <3 t

Chef in Training said...

these are absolutely beautiful! wow! you did such a great job with them! I seriously LOVE them! I love making new blog friends and I found your blog through a link party and I LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!