Brown Christmas Wreath

Another Christmas has come and gone.  Most of the gifts have been exchanged.  (Although there are a few gifts that still need exchanged.  Being sick over the holidays is no fun.)

This wreath was made for a friend who loves the color brown.  I couldn’t post this earlier, because the recipient of this wreath reads my page, and she’d have known what she was getting before she got it.

Brown Christmas Wreath

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I’m in the Spotlight!

I can not express the honor I feel to be in the spotlight at The Dedicated House. (Especially since my site is only 9 months young.)  They have chosen my Copper Fall Wreath to be in their ‘Before and After Wednesday’. Please hop on over to their site to read the entire article. Thank you so much, Kathryn.

Finished Copper Fall Wreath

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Happy Creating everyone!

Copper Fall Wreath

It looks like Fall is here.  I love the cooler weather & the glorious colors of the leaves changing from green to golds, oranges & reds.  With all of the changes occurring outside, I thought it was a good time to start changing some things around the house.  For me, the first change is usually the wreath on the door.  And this year, I wanted to bring in some copper colors to brighten the Fall colors up even more.  Welcome Fall.

Copper Fall Wreath

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Patriotic Wreath – tutorial

I’m still having a ball working on decorations for the 4th of July!  The table is almost ready to be set, the decorative pieces are done for a vignette or two.  But the door was  naked!

It needed a wreath.

Patriotic Wreath

Here’s how I made it:

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Easter Bonnet Door Hanging

I’m still decorating for Easter.  I certainly couldn’t have a St. Patrick’s Day Wreath on the door for Easter.  Because the theme for this year is purple & eggs, I wanted to put both of those into the door hanging.  Instead of the traditional wreath, I chose an Easter Bonnet this year.  This was one of the easiest door hangings that I’ve done in a very long time.  I hope you enjoy it & will try one for yourself.

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St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

I’m still decorating for St. Patrick’s Day, so I thought I’d share the most recent addition to our home.  To welcome people, we needed a new wreath for the door.  Since the theme for this year is the pot of gold coins that the Wee People hide under the rainbow, I thought I’d continue the same theme for the door wreath.

St. Patrick's Day Door Wreath

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Valentine’s Day Wreath

Making your own wreath for the holidays is easy.  With this wreath tutorial, I’ll show you just how easy it is.

What you’ll need:

Grapevine Wreath

1 1/2″ wide wire edge ribbon & 2 1/2″ wide wire edge ribbon.  (one spool each that are 9′ long)

Purchased bow or make your own

Valentine’s day sprays (I used 3) Purchased at http://www.michaels.com/

hot glue gun & glue sticks

Chop stick or wooden dowel (to hold items in place while the glue dries, it saves fingers from getting burned)

paddle wire to anchor the bow to the wreath

wire cutters

Scissors

floral tape

Take apart the sprays using wire cutters.  Gather the parts in odd numbers, small bunches of 3 or 5.  Cut the longer pieces in half.  (they are much too long for the wreath).  Use the floral tape to create little bouquets.  I made little bunches of loops with several of the spray pieces, and several were left straight.  Leave the white sections in singles.  I also cut the stems of the sprays into small sections & used them as stems for some of the small sprays that I made to give them strength & to save my fingers from being burned.

I used 2 different sized ribbons to wrap the wreath & make the bow.  I laid the smaller ribbon on top of the wider ribbon.  Wrap the wreath with both ribbons, gluing in place as you go. I like letting some of the grapevine “curly Qs” peek out of the ribbon.

Add a bow to the side of the wreath. I usually put the bow on the side of the door that opens, (not the hinge side)  It’s my personal preference. but that’s up to you.  It’s your wreath.

Now you can start gluing in the little bouquets that you’ve made.  Start with the longer pieces, putting some above the bow & some below it. Then use some of the smaller bouquets in between the loops of the bow.  Add the white parts to the bow, scattering them evenly.

And you’re done!

I tied some fishing line to the back of the wreath and hung it from a small nail that is at the top of my door since it was going in the center of glass.  By the way, did you notice that there are no flowers on this wreath?  The white sections of the sprays add just enough so that you don’t need flowers.