Saturday, April 9, 2011

Round Baby, Round Round!


Yay! I finished my Spring (and probably summer) wreath last night!  I love it!  Such a fun pop of color on the porch!

Here are the supplies:


I bought all of these from Joann Fabric!  The wreath was less than $3, the little 3-pack of H letters was around $1, and the seven 2inch strips of fabric were less than 25cents each, so around $1.75.

I already had the moss on hand from a previous project, but it is $5.99 at Hobby Lobby.


I chose a strip of fabric to represent each color of the rainbow except green, since the enitre wreath was green.  I also chose two more neutral fabrics with some color in them.



I followed this awesome rosette tutorial to make my seven rosettes.  Sorry, my hands were full and I didn't take any pics!  Here they are all finished!


Before I started gluing on the moss I spray painted my little H with Valspar's Exotic Sea.  I painted it the same color as my front porch chair so it would match!


Then I got started on the wreath.  I read on several blogs that the moss would stick better to the plastic, so I left it on.  I should have spray painted the wreath brown beforehand, but I was too impatient so I didn't! Next time maybe.  I would grab a chunk of moss, apply a generous amount of hot glue to the wreath, then press it on.  I always use lo-temp glue because I got a gnarly hot glue burn when I was little.

I didn't want to glue the rosettes directly to the moss cause I didn't think it would stick well.  So I grabbed my felt.  After I found the placement I liked on the wreath, I transferred the rosettes onto the felt and hot glued them on.


I cut off the excess felt and hot glued the three rosettes as the base.  Then I arranged the smaller rosettes into a pattern I liked and hot glued them to the larger rosettes.


I wanted to make sure the flowers wouldn't fall off (it's been really windy here) so I grabbed a few nails and pierced through the felt and the wreath.  Those bad boys are snug now! 

I thought about gluing the H onto the rosettes, but I liked it better on the ribbon.  The ribbon was left over from some pillows I made.  I cut about a 12inx2in strip and tied it around the top of the wreath!


I love! Now I just need to spray paint that ugly red hanger!  Knowing me though it will probably stay like that!


This is super messy:


And it's shedding pretty bad too:


I probably should have sprayed it with hairspray so it wouldn't shed as bad.  I might end up doing that later!  I still love it though!

Cheers!


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freckled laundry

40 comments:

  1. it looks great and i think the red wreath hanger is just fine as is!

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  2. adorable, katie! that is sooo fun! i love hte moss and the bright spring colors.

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  3. That's REALLY cute. I love the moss, gives off that earthy feel. Looks fabulous on your door.

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  4. This is my favorite Spring wreath that I have seen so far! thanks for linking up!! its FABULOUS!
    Amy
    www.SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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  5. I love this wreath!! And I love the moss idea, so Springy! Found you through Sisters of the Wild West Link Party:)

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  6. how cute!! this is def on my list of to do's so cute so cute

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  7. Adorable! Love the rosettes!!

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  8. Very very cute. I loved using the colors of the rainbow. Now that should take you into summer as well.

    Have a great day!

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  9. The rosettes really perked up your wreath. Beautiful! Really appreciate you, linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  10. Love it! It looks great and I'm sure you'll figure out a solution to the shedding. Thanks for linking up!

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  11. The wreath came out really beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it at my Swing into Spring party.

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  12. Your wreath is very pretty and sure does look like spring!
    Kim @ tiarasandbowties

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  13. Too cute! I didn't inherit the crafting gene so I have to live vicariously through those of you that did!

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  14. Looks awesome! I'm loving those rosettes... I'll have to try making a few!

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  15. Wow, fabulous! I wish I was more crafty. I would love this, Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up to the handmade hog:)

    xoxox Hanna

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  16. It's so cute! I really like it. :)

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  17. Love this. I don't know if you've ever heard of pinterest, but this was on there http://pinterest.com/pin/8379679/ and I thought of you. This also makes me think of you with the letters http://pinterest.com/pin/7274618/ .

    If you don't use this site, do it! You will become addicted haha.

    Enjoy!

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  18. Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome wed party.

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  19. very very cute! I love how festive it is :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  20. It looks fabulous Katie! Love where you decided to put the H. Thanks for linking up!

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  21. This is so pretty and perfectly Spring. I adore the rosettes and the monogram at the top. My front door is currently sans wreath so I need to make one. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing with air your laundry friday!

    xoxo,
    Jami

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  22. Super cute! I love the moss with the bright colored rosettes!!

    Audrey
    @adaywithadomesticengineer.blogspot.com

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  23. Sweet...love the roses. Love moss too...but not the mess. It looks great!

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  24. great tutorial stopping by from the 504 main blog hop

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  25. Came over from 504 Main..
    this is as cute as can be. You did a great job.
    Now..come by my place, leave a comment on the right post (click on the giveaway button at the top of my blog) and try for a win of a beautiful enamel house number sign.They are gorgeous and bet you'd like one. :))
    xo bj

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  26. I absolutely adore this project! I am hosting a Springtime Craft and Project linky party today and I would love it if you would particpate.

    There is a giveaway involved. :)

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  27. Hi Katie~ This wreath is so charming and sweet! Love the rosettes for a bit of color and it's great on your door! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  28. Oh I love this springtime wreath. Great job and thanks for showing the tutorial. Love your door, too. :)

    I have a weekly linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects made for $10 or less. I would love for you to link up sometime!

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  29. Very cute wreath. Love the rosettes. You did a great job!

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  30. Great tip about adhering the moss straight on the plastic...

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday...hope to see more of your work this upcoming week!

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  31. That looks so adorable Katie! Bright and cheerful just like you. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  32. We are featuring your wreath at Weekend Features and our Sister Sunday link party! thanks again!
    Amy

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  33. Super Cute! Love it! Gave me some ideas to do with a twig wreath I got last fall! :)

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  34. I like the red hanger...but then again I'm totally out od date and still like the 2005 red/aqua color combo.

    Also your newest follower. Can't resist a blog with crap.

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  35. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

    I love this!!

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