Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Update to wreath

This is an update to the wreath I made last week. The directions are on an earlier blog post.

I made a wreath for my friend who rocks, and complimented my mad skillz. Since I already made one last week, I knew I needed to tweek a few things. I painted the wooden letter that went on the wreath. I didnt know how to attach it since I used t pins to attach the fabric one. So I put velcro on the wreath and letter and ta da- attachement! I think this looks so much better and neater. I am glad my pal wanted me to make another one!

So, I am wondering if I should sell these on Etsy? What do you think? I am nervous about it. I dont know if I think its cute or if it really is. If you guys think it would sell, what price point?

Thanks so much for your feeback, I love comments!

Burlap Bucket

So, I was trying to figure out what I could put on my front porch for some decorations. I have a wind problemo on my front porch so topiaries blow over along with everything else.

So, I went to the Farm and Tractor store and got galvanized feed bucket for about $14.99. Then I went to Joann Fabrics and got a yard of burlap. They have different colors but I chose good old natural for $3.99 a yard. Got some stencils and paint from Michaels, a glue gun and I was ready to go. Totally pulling this idea out of my butt with no real goal invisioned.

I cut the burlap to go around the bucket. I laid it our flat and painted the stencil. I did my monogram and some flourish on the sides. I used a sponge brush and black paint, dabbed it on. Once it dried I glued it on the bucket with the glue gun. I wrapped the burlap around the bottom so it wouldnt rust sitting outside. I also made a smaller one.

I put river rock in the bottom so the stinkin wind would blow it off the porch. I got some pinecones for winter decor for 99cents at Micheals. Kinda bummed bc they only had 2 bags. I need more pinecones to fill the bucket. It looks kind of lonely now. Once I get more, I think it will look awesome. I am going to add some white lights at Christmas and change the decor each season. So, since it looked pitiful with the lame amount of pine cones, I stacked the bigger bucket on the smaller.

Not quite the awesomeness I was going for, but I am pretty pleased. Once it is filled it will be epic.

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Wreath

After I took down all of my Christmas decorations, I got a little bummed. My front porch looked bare. I didnt feel like putting up any of my old wreaths so I thought, huh, I'll make one.

I looked through Pinterest for some ideas. I really didnt find any. They all looked too difficult to me and I also have no attention span. So if a project looks like it would take to long, Im not doing it.

So, I kind of had an idea in my head when I went to the craft store. This is what I got. Sorry for the lack of detail.

Straw wreath $2.99
Burlap Fabric $2.99- on sale- 1 yard
Organza ribbon $2.50
Wood letter $3.99
2 zebra print flowers $6.99 each ( but used 2 40% off coupons) Woot Woot
T pins $3.99

So, this project was under $20

First, I cut the Burlap fabric into 3 inch strips. I wrapped the strips around the wreath, attached them with the T pins.

Second, I attached the flowers to the wreath, also using T pins. I cut the stems off the flowers and hooked them to the wreath. I used the extra leaves to ad around the flowers.

Third, I wrapped extra burlap around the wood letter just to fill in the white on the letter.

Fourth, I wrapped the organza ribbon around the wood letter. Using my glue gun and T pins to attach.

Fifth, Attach the letter to the wreath using T pins thru the fabric into the wreath.

Lastly, using the remaining organza ribbon, loop around wreath and tie into a know to hang on wreath hanger.

Ta Da, there is your easy wreath!