Thursday, March 1, 2012

I've been meaning to do this post for a while now... I think I got so crapped out on crafts after Christmas, when I was madly hot-glueing into oblivion, that I haven't even wanted to think about the words DIY in a while. (My Pinterest is calling me a liar.) I think I'm finally coming out of my crafting haze now that's it March and the warthog decided to show himself (err is is groundhog?).

If you've been with me for a while, you know I love wreaths. Remember the sad, sad tale (read here) of my book page wreath? Wasn't she beautiful?

I've made several wreaths since her demise, none of which I've liked as much. (Maybe I'm choosing not to get so attached to my creations.)

I made three burlap wreaths, and I probably never will again. One for mom, the MiL, and my aunt. That was a freakin' bounty of burlap. And was so messy. I'm still convinced it's plastered all over my body...

I'm smiling in this picture, but really I'm annoyed. Cutting fabric into these tiny squares was the cherry on top of my burlap nightmare.

More or less, they all looked like this:

I also made my mom a coffee-filter wreath. My inspiration came from my wedding, where she slaved (for hours and hours and hours) over these giant fluff balls (made of coffee filters and lanterns). We loved them. Apparently so did other people, cause they're stealing our brilliance (dontcha hate when that happens?). I can't even really be mad, I mean... I'd probably steal this, too. (Tooting-my-own-horn alert.)

I dyed the coffee filters for her wreath. Again, messy.

I made myself one (duh). There's a lie straight from my armpit (or Pinterest) that claims if you buy foam piping from Lowe's and bend it into a circle... it'll save you money instead of buying a wreath form. Pay the extra few bucks, ya cheapO, and get the form. Otherwise your creation will look like a lop-sided donut like this one.

And this one I made for our living room. Can you tell what our color scheme is?

I obviously have a problem. 


Brekke said...

All of your wreaths are SO cute! I've attempted to make one ribbon wreath a while back and I think it turned out okay, but I had to take a break, it's freaking monotonous!

Jenna said...

They're all really cute but I actually think the last one is my favorite - although the burlap one is pretty awesome too! Truth be told they're all pretty impressive, DIY's tend to be disastrous for me so I usually just admire other people's DIY skills from afar ;)


Kylie said...

The last one is my favorite. I pinned one similar to that a while ago and have yet to make it. Love the colors you used.

L-Kat said...

I love wreaths, too! I'm currently working on one myself using spray painted thumb tacks. Not only is it a little messy, but it can be painful, too! :) Love your wreaths - especially the last one.

Anna said...

I love the burlap and yarn wreaths! I have yet to start one though!! That may be my goal project this summer! :)

Kell said...

At least your problem is adorable!

Svenja said...

wow you are really talented, i like them all. but especially the last one is so cute :)
wish you a good night, svenja

Anna said...

P.S. I nominated you for the Sunshine Award!! Go over to my blog and check it out!! :)

Lauren said...

oh I love that last one...I definitely need to make a yarn wreath for our living room...of course that would require time and some creative ability...both of which I am lacking at the moment!

That Brunette One said...

they're adorable! You're so talented x

Nagehan said...

You should post a tutorial :)

Lauren said...

I'm the same way! I have a wreath obsession! :) These are all adorable! :)


Meredith said...

YES with the lie about buying something other than a wreath form to make a wreath. They end up lopsided every time, which I found out the hard way!

I *love* your yarn wreath--that color combo is one of my faves!

Second Hand Rose said...

Wow these look amazing! You could so easily sell these!! Sorry about the demise of your book one, I just had a quick look and from what I can see of it, it was amazing! All the others look amazing and must have taken so much time! I can't wait to see more! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

The Presutti's said...

Your wreaths are really awesome. They are all so perfect and beautiful :)