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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring and Summer Wreath

Craft day with the girls for this past weekend was spring wreaths. After pinning many wreaths I decided to do a grapevine wreath with fabric flowers and a wooden letter so it combined aspects of various wreaths I liked.


I wanted this to be a spring and summer wreath so I chose fabric colors that would work for both. I made some rosettes, yo-yo's, a new spin on the pom-pom using squares instead of circles, and gathered burlap flowers from the tutorial here.  I arranged them all to my liking and hot glued them to the wreath. The green ribbed yo-yo is from an old Old Navy tank.




I had just purchased a wooden L in a scripty font for the wreath at the same time I bought a much bigger L I plan to hang in our bedroom. I debated for awhile on what color for the L but finally landed on yellow and it looks great with the green door. I painted it with some craft paint and hot glued it on.


I let it sit for a little bit and I hung it on the door. I really like my new wreath and I think it will be perfect for all spring and summer long with the exception of may be putting out a patriotic wreath (if I make or buy one) for a little bit of July.


If you are looking for a cheap and easy wreath, this is a great project. I had all the fabric/burlap on hand so I just had to buy the 18 inch wreath ($2.50 with Michael's coupon) and the wooden L (about $3.50 ordered online).

Danielle did a similar type wreath to mine but spray painted her wreath yellow. Katie did a fabric scrap wreath which uses a wire wreath where you tie a bunch of fabric pieces around to your liking.


Then she made a cute mini spring bunting to go across the middle. Nice and colorful!


Hope you enjoyed seeing the results of our craft day!


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5 comments:

  1. Emily, your wreath looks fantastic! I love the way it came out. I am so sorry I wasn't able to get you a picture of mine, but actually right now it is still just a plan yellow wreath on my door. I still need to finish it. Curious, How did you make the blue fabric flower? I think I need some like that for mine.

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  2. Hi Danielle! I made the blue fabric flower using the same technique as I used in my pom pom necklace http://www.laforcebewithyou.com/2011/08/pom-pom-necklace.html except I didnt use felt for the bottom, I just used a big fabric circle and instead of cutting little circles out I cut little squares out and pinches those in the center and hot glued them on. Hope that helps!

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  3. The wreath looks fantastic. I love the colors. I would love it if you would come link this up at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party.

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  4. I love a good makeover. I would love it if you linked it up to my new link party.

    http://momslifevents.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-off-mondays.html

    Can't Wait to see what else you create.

    ~Taylor

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  5. those are both so cute and vibrant. love!

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