Sunday, June 20, 2010

Freecycled Summer Wreath

I decided that it was time to make a new wreath for our front door. I wanted something fun and colorful for summer. I grabbed some *inspiration* from my most favorite blog, Tatertots and Jello.
I used parts of her Whimsical Spring Wreath and Burlap Wreath and combined it with some inspiration from Amy's Freecycled Napkin Rings from Positively Splendid.
I started with a Dollar Store Wreath Form and wrapped about a 2-inch section of burlap all the way around and glued it with good ole' Tacky Glue.
As I started making my flowers I decided that my wreath form was too skinny. So, how was I to beef that bad boy up....Ah, ha! I added my smaller wreath form from this tutorial I showed you. I used my jute and sisal from this tutorial and attached it all the way around. Now, it does look a little wonky...but, sometimes I like the way wonky looks!
After this came the FUN part, making all the different kinds of flowers! I used soda cans and water bottles to make all the different types of flowers.The cans were easy to cut with just regular scissors, and I hot glued the different shapes to one another.
Then, I spray painted some with my ocean breeze paint and painted some others by hand with some yellow acrylic paint that I already had. Then, I cut out some different sized circles of burlap and fabric that I had bought for a failed project..... that's just not finished yet. I attached the circles with hot glue.
I added my flowers to my wreath with hot glue, and I sure do love it! I love how the roughness and craziness of the two forms looks with the bright colors and cutesy fabrics. It's super kooky..but I'm realizing that I must be a little kooky myself to like such things!
Love, love, love, love, love, love it against my red door! And the best part is that I had everything except the $1 wreath form. So, a super fun, kooky, wreath for $1! You just can't beat it!
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18 comments:

  1. I love this, Jennifer!! I am so glad you shared your link with me so I could stop by to admire!

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  2. Cool idea! Please link up to my party if you can,
    http://blog.kuzakscloset.com/2010/06/sister-sister-worlds-collide.html

    Thanks,
    Amanda

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  3. This is adorable! Fabulous job - Love all the colors! Thanks for joining the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  4. love it!

    stopping by from the CSI project!

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  5. I love that! It's so fun and happy looking!! Thanks for linking up to the CSI Project!!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  6. This is so bright, fun, and whimsical. I'd love for you to link it to Fabric Fun Thursday :).

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  7. I love this! I especially like the two different wreaths attached to each other....very clever!

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  8. Love it! This would be a great project to link to my Upcycled Awesome linky party.

    http://www.thetshirtdiaries.com/2010/06/upcycled-awesome-linky-party-2.html

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  9. hah i love it! it's fantastical; i've never seen a double decker wreath before.

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  10. Wonderful - I like how you broadened the look of this wreath by doubling it...

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  11. So cute! I love how you beefed it up.
    Saw you at Someday Crafts.

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  12. This is such a cute project!

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  13. I love this wreath! What a neat idea!

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  14. This wreath is so much fun! Very bright and cheerful!

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  15. I LOVE this wreath - one day I'll make a real one just like it, but for now I just used your idea
    www.makinmommabproud.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi Jennifer - Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your wreath today. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for linking up to The Sunday Showcase. ~ Stephanie Lynn

    I know I featured your art work a few days ago but this is another feature...scroll to the bottom =)

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