Monday, April 5, 2010

More wreaths.. Burlap, fabric, flowers, and frames

I saw on one of the blogs here (I can't remember whose, I'm sorry) where someone used one of those cute barn-like frames from the dollar tree for a wreath. I was looking for Easter gifts to make for my friends and family so I thought something like that would be great..

I made my friend Kay one for the inside of her house.. She likes Burlap and burgundy and all things country..

Items needed for this project:
Grapevine wreath
2 colors or prints of fabric
Beads in a coordinating color (or buttons or just something for the middle of the flowers)
Barn-like frame
printed off words, name, whatever you want to put in your frame
Ribbon for bow
Doily (stiffened)
Needle and thread
Paint for frame (mine was black before I painted it)
Hot Glue gun

I painted the frame a rusty-burgundy color and then sealed it with matte spray sealant.. Then I took a cream colored small doily from the dollar tree and used one part glue and one part water to stiffen it.. I dried it over a plastic bowl to shape it. I let both those dry over night..The doily came out looking similar to a flower..

First I printed out my words, in this case it was the last name of my friends, then added it to the frame. I removed the stand from the back of the frame then hot glued it to the grapevine wreath. I made a regular ole bow out of burgundy and gold ribbon and glued that on just under the frame. Then I glued my doily to the center of the bow..

I cut out different sizes of circles in the burlap and fabric.. I made the burlap circles largest, the burgundy a bit smaller, and then the printed fabric I did a bit differently. I didnt use regular scissors. I used wavy edge scissors for those.. Then I sewed the circles together in the middle. Once that was done I added my beads.. Luck had it that I had some burgundy beads shaped like flowers. I glued those to the center of the fabric flowers. Then I glued my burlap and fabric flowers into the wreath, adding one to the inside of the doily also.

I think it turned out great! And even better, my friend Kay loved it!

Next I did an outside spring wreath for my mother.. Everything on this wreath came from the dollar tree~! My mother loves blue. I found some cute blue and purple flowers at the Dollar tree that I thought would work nicely.

Items needed for this project:
Hard wreath
Ribbon for bow
Silk flowers
Barn-like Frame
Words for inside frame
Glue gun

I figured I would use silk flowers for this since it was going outside. I also found a big hard wreath at the dollar tree. I figured that would be better too since it was going outside.

I painted my frame cream color. Then I added my mother's name to the frame. This was the first thing I glued to my wreath.Then I made a regular old bow out of purple ribbon. I glued it just below the frame and added a flower to the middle of the bow. Then I just glued on flowers til I got it looking the way I wanted. I added a bit of bowdabra bow wire to the top for hanging it.

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