Friday, August 10, 2012

out with the OLD

and IN with the NEW
I know awhile back I shared this groovy wreath I had planned to use all year long
and just change up the side panels to coordinate with the different seasons.
Well from the very beginning, I knew the wreaths were way too small for the door.
But figured I could make it work

then I found these straw wreath and they are super large and
at the dollar store - so I figured let's try this again.

I used some scraps of white & muslin and some hot glue and that was pretty much
all it took to make these 2 cool here is how we started.
I made thin strips of white and wrapped the entire wreath up .

I just added the strips to the other strip and tried not to add too much glue to the actual
wreath - just in case I changed my mind later...{which is HIGHLY probable}

then I cut smaller strips that I could TIE around the the wreath...and just did that for around
an hour or so until I was done with both wreaths

and after an hour this is what I was left with....cute right?

with some left over muslin I made a nice big bow for the top of the wreaths and a hanger - to
hang on my door

and here they are on my door. I just love the subtle color and best part is that I
am not done yet, I know (can't leave well enough alone) But I think it is easy to add a
some little bits to it for ALL the different holidays...

I gotta tell you that I think like any true crafter we are always looking to
re-do something that we think could be better and that's my theory behind these wreaths.

I can't wait to share with you the other little bit that I made that was way easier
and will set the erst of my porch to a nice entrance for my guests...

Hope you like it and maybe try it out yourself....
I am linking this up to the following parties:

happy crafting


Maria Matter said...

these are wonderful Tina!!

Anonymous said...

Oh you clever gal!! :) I love your updated wreaths!! TFS!

Alison said...

They're beautiful Tina! Such a wonderful transformation! xx

ApplePie said...

I followed you and I just started a blog, it's dutch. But you could use translate of course. Following would mean alot to me! (I have a blog hop atm)

Erin said...

Love this!!