Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Wreath

My front door has been naked since Christmas and in much need of a little love! I stopped by Hobby Lobby last week and picked up a few sprigs and feathers (50% off of course) to craft a new Spring wreath.
Wreaths are ones of those things that are easy to put together and much more affordable to craft than buy predone (in most cases). When starting a wreath I usually have a few things in mind….what type of look I’m going for, my budget for the project, and a few colors I would like to include in my wreath. This time I wanted something fresh and fun for Spring.
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I love using grapevine wreaths. They are not very expensive and there are tons of little gaps that you can tuck things into. When creating your wreath take your ideas to the store and walk around a bit. I usually pick out a few things that I like and see where they take me. In this case I stated with the green leafy sprigs and went from there. Before I knew it the wreath took on a life of its own. Once I made my selection I walked over to the wreath section and laid my items out on a wreath to make sure I liked what I picked out. If your not carful when picking out your items it can get pricy so be sure that you keep a running total (if you’re on a budget).    
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I played around a bit until I liked the look. No glue on this wreath. I just tucked and fastened a few items with brown pipe cleaners. I made a little hook out of a pipe cleaner on the back of the wreath so I could hang it on my door.
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Here she is all done and ready to welcome Spring. I have wreath hook on my front door that I painted the same color as the the door so it doesn't stand out too much. 
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         I decided to add a raffia bow in the end. I just love raffia! I  always have some on hand. It’s great for crafting and gift wrapping.
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Here’s another wreath I threw together for our back door. I bought the grapevine wreath at Goodwill for $1.00 stripped it necked and added a few things I had on hand (flower garland and a little bow fashioned out of scrap fabric). Not too bad for $1.00. It was raining out so I didn't get a picture of it hanging but it looks cute and cheerful. Next time your thrifting looking in the floral section. I’ve found some really great wreaths that were hiding under dusty old flowers. If the fame is in good condition you can pull all the ugly stuff off and add your twist to it! 
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I'm linking up with:
Shabby Chic Cottage
Shabby Nest
Finding Fabulous
Embellished Bayou
Twice Remembered
Just a Girl

18 comments:

  1. Very neat wreath, Kendra! It looks really springy and great on your door.

    Nancy

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  2. I truly do love the grape vine wreath you made. Love the greenery with the nest and the raffia. I have a grape vine wreath and don't use glue either. I just keep pushing and poking into the cracks. Great job!

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  3. you've received a blog award on my blog -- i'm enjoying reading your ramblings and creations!!

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  4. I love these! You have such talent!

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  5. That is so cute! I love making wreaths too...I am in need of one myself! You inspired me. Thanks for stopping over my blog.

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  6. I love it! My sister and I went to Hobby Lobby and she made my Spring wreath this week too. I am going to post pictures later on today.

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  7. They both look beautiful! I love the raffia bow & little nest on the first one. And what a great idea to paint the wreath hanger the same color as your door, why haven't I ever thought of that?! Good tip about finding wreaths at thrift stores, too.

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  8. OH my GOSH! SO cute! I love this.
    Great work! The feathery parts are my fav!
    :)
    Shelley

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  9. Your Spring wreath is beyond awesome! Adorable. Your blog is so lovely, off to read some of your past posts... Have a wonderful day!

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  10. Both are very pretty. I have a small vine wreath to decorate for Spring - just need to get busy.

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  11. Very pretty Spring wreath! I still haven't put one up on my front door.

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  12. Just beautiful! When I saw your wreath my first thought was "it has Texas style" then I saw you are from Texas LOL No wonder it has style. Love it!!!

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  13. Gorgeous!
    I featured it on my blog! Thanks for the inspiration.

    http://doehlerdays.blogspot.com/2010/03/grapevine-spring-wreath.html

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  14. Cute wreath! Your blog is adorable!

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  15. Great inspiration! I need to freshen up my front door.

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  16. Thanks so much for linking up to my Easter party, have a great weekend!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your wreaths - especially the yellow one.

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  18. I love your wreaths! I am featuring the first one at my blog today. You will be a QUEEN soon!

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