Friday, April 26, 2013

Wreath-Mania

Lately it seems that all I have been wanting to craft are wreaths - I'm not quite sure why, but for some reason I just love crafting them (and then giving most of them away!)

As usual, I was inspired by things I saw on blogs or Pinterest. This first one I made was actually a combination of two different wreath tutorials that I saw - this one here and then this one. I loved the look of the first one, but I liked how she made her flowers in the second one, so I combined the two and made this:



I used a straw wreath form and wrapped it in some burlap garland (found in the floral section at Walmart) and attached it with straight pins. Then I made my scrapbook paper flowers and pushed them into the wreath with pins. Finally, I made my ribbon and once again, just pinned it to the wreath. I think this wreath took me all of 30 minutes to make and it turned out so cute. I made it for a dear friend of mine, and I plan on making her different flowers and ribbons so that she can just remove these and change the look in a matter of minutes!

Here is the second wreath I made:


I followed the tutorial found here. Believe it or not, this wreath is made from Cherry Sours candy! All you do is hot glue them on around the wreath, spray paint it, and you're done! I kept this one, and it is hanging on our front door. My  niece has asked that I make her one, so I will be doing another one of these soon!


Finally, I loved the DIY Spring Wreath that was recently featured on Shanty 2 Chic, so I bought everything I needed while I was at Hobby Lobby this week. I made this one for my sister-in-law:


I plan on making more of these for friends and relatives, because they are so easy. All you do is hot glue some sheet moss to your letter, glue that on to your wreath and then make the bow. 



I loved the chevron ribbon so much that I bought it in four colors - turquoise blue, hot pink, yellow and green! It is usually $5.99 a roll but was 50% off this week - woo hoo! They had it in plenty of other colors too - I probably should have bought more!

I've got another chevron project that I made, but I'll save that for another post. Happy Weekend All :)



4 comments :

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

I love all of your wreaths! Your cherry sours wreath looks amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you have a great weekend! :)

Katie said...

I love all the wreaths!

Jill said...

Beautiful wreaths Sandy! The flowery one is my favourite!

diynavymomma said...

These are all absolutely darling! I LOVE the first one. May be inspired for my next wreath after the 4th of July is over!