In the form of wreaths.
I made three this weekend, all inspired by pinterest.
Wreath numero uno.
is a wreath.
Especially when it is hanging on a window.
I think it started when I put one there for Christmas.
It seemed naked when I took it down, so now I keep one up year round.
Here's a shot with it on the floor, so you can see the details a little better.
I wrapped a straw wreath with strips of burlap
and hot glued on one or two of nearly every kind of flower I know how to make.
I even crocheted one.
Call it a sampler wreath.
It was inspired by several different wreaths.
Not exactly like any one.
The next two are pretty much copy cats.
As soon as I saw this lovely, I knew I had to make one.
I made my own foam wreath form using pipe insulation from Lowes,
using this method. If I do this again,
I will add some wire or something inside of the foam
to help it keep its shape. You can see it's
a little elongated instead of being perfectly round.
I covered the foam with strips of fabric
as a base for gluing on the moss.
I just used hot glue and only singed off
half my fingerprints.
The last one was heavily inspired by this cutie pie of a wreath.
I love every little thing about it. The bright colors, the cute little bunting,
the fact that its an empty frame and not a wreath at all.
I wanted mine to go on the door from my garage into the kitchen-
which kind of makes me snicker every time I think about it.
What's that fancy word designers like to use...
juxtaposition. Yea, that word is appropriate.
I love the cuteness of the frame, juxtaposed against the
junk hole that is my garage.
I'm sure folks will see it and think, she should spend less time hot gluing
and more time cleaning.
Anyhoo, if you make it through the garage
to the kitchen door without tripping over something,
you will be rewarded with this cute greeting.
I hung it on the dining room wall hoping it would show up better,
so I could snap a picture or two.
I cut the pennants from fabric backed with fusible interfacing to make it stiffer,
and the letters were made using my silhouette.
Now I'm thinking the pennants should have been a little larger.
And I wish I'd used a different font for each letter,
like the inspiration.
I may have to change that.
making them pretty much free.
Not bad for three new wreaths is it?
What has pinterest inspired you to do?
I'll be sharing at some of these fun parties. Check em out!