Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Fall Wreath


Well I did it.
I FINALLY finished the wreath for my front door.

I don't know what it is about me and wreaths.
They just scare me. It's probably the commitment of the glue gun. I'm a major commitment-phobe.
Once you glue, there's no going back without a big mess and I hate messes.
But - I'm happy to say that after about six or seven days of staring at all my supplies...I did it.


I had lots of velvety leaves left over from my pumpkin projects, so I used the majority of them on the wreath.
Then I rummaged through my fabric tote and found several pieces in great autumnal shades that worked perfectly. I more or less used this tutorial from one of my fave blogs - Jones Design Company
- and I really, really like them.
Aside from the fabric roses I made for my ruffle pillow, this was one of my first attempts at fabric flower making. Pretty addicting, I have to say!


As scared as I was to take the plunge with my glue gun...I have to say I'm really happy with the result!
It might be a little more "fluffy" than some of the other wreaths that are trending right now,
but it fits perfectly with my fall style. I'm happy!
(and btw - see those light tan flowers? those are made from an old suede skirt! yep!)


The best part though?
It totally fit my cheapo budget!
The grapevine wreath was on sale for $2.50 at Michael's. The leaves were leftovers - so more or less free.
The flowers were from fabric scraps - free - and the berry stems I've had for several years - so free again!
Whoooo!


I'm looking forward to showing you my front entry very soon, now that I finished off the wreath
and I think that was the last piece.
I think.
Stay tuned!! 


Linking up to:




 
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29 comments:

  1. It's so pretty, I love all the colors and textures you used!

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  2. I love it! I have some of these bases I picked up in thrift stores with all good intentions! Feeling a little frustrated right now that I seem to be busy making stuff for everyone else but me! Maybe at Christmas I'll make them up ready for next fall LOL!

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  3. Very sweet and very worth it. If you are like me you also have the glue gun scars to show for it.

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  4. Hey there! I found your blog on I heart naptimes page, and I'm happy to be following you now:) You have some great posts, I can't wait to make some fabric pumpkins! Just have to say I am in love with your wreath, it totally makes mine look sad. Looking forward to seeing more from you, Nicole

    http://fortheloveofwelleverything.blogspot.com/

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  5. This is a gorgeous wreath! You're so creative and talented :-)

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  6. Oh wow! *wolf whistle* Your wreath is just heavenly! I LOVE it! I've followed your blog!

    The leaves and flowers just come together beautifully!

    Thank you so much for linking up to my Fall In Love party.

    Sarahx

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  7. That is one of the prettiest autumn wreaths I've ever seen. WOW!

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  8. This Fall wreath is beautiful.. Love the fabric flowers!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate it!

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  9. That is just beyond gorgeous! All of the textures and tones and variety make it so unique and truly lovely. :-) Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  10. Your wreath is so pretty!! I love the colors and how unique it is!

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  11. Your wreath is absolutely beautiful! I love it!

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  12. Your wreath turned out really nice...glad you decided to take the plunge! I've been wanting to make some fabric flowers myself...you've inspired me to go ahead and try! Enjoyed this post and all the lovely pictures!

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  13. I love it! The fabric flowers look great with the leaves. Thanks for sharing! I found you through Homemaker in Heels linky party. I'm following you now!

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  14. This is gorgeous! The colors and the fabric flowers...all just wonderful!

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  15. First word that came to mind - Gorgeous! I love it & will be pinning so that I can copy!

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  16. awww this is so amazingly gorgeous.

    I would love to have you join us at our linking party this week at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/10/celebrating-fall-with-linking-party.html
    Have a great week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  17. Thanks for sharing this beautiful wreath. Love it. I'm a new member of your site for sure. Can't wait for more.

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  18. Awesome wreath, I'm so luvin it. I just did a project that I had to pull out and dust off the glue gun, and I ended up with such a burn on hand that just won't go away. I think it'll be a while before I drag it out again.
    I just think this wreath is very different and I just adore it so.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  19. This project was definitely worth the work that went into it. It's beautiful!

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  20. Your wreath has got to be one of the prettiest one ever....

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  21. this is absolutely beautiful!!!! great job.

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  22. Love those flowers! I so know what you mean about putting off a dreaded project! But look at your amazing results! Thanks again for linking up to The Creative Spark - always so happy to have you!
    Jenn :)

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  23. So beautiful! I love all the different colors and textures!

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  24. That is just lovely. If I didn't have several fall wreaths already I'd make one. I just adore the fabric roses!

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  25. This is so wonderful! I love how sweet those little flowers look on the grapevine wreath. Great job making a really beautiful wreath! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! So glad that you did!

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  26. Such a beautiful wreath. Love the flowers. I will be highlighting this at the link party #4 highlights tomorrow evening at www.projectqueen.org
    Thank you so much for linking up. Hope you come back on Tuesday and link up to party #5.

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  27. Love your wreath. I might have to try to tackle doing this one myself but in 2012, not this year.

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  28. Beautifully arranged on a just a fraction of the wreath!!! I love tha flowers they look like the real thing, I may have to try this! I love the creativity you put into your other projects as well. I just found another talented lady!

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