Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DIY Spring wreath

Over the weekend I was inspired to make a spring wreath. I know about time right. I've been seeing beautiful wreaths all over blog land and Pinterest and knew I had to try one myself. Here is what I came up with...


Supplies I used..
a straw wreath form
burlap
I used cotton t-shirts from Michael's to make the flowers
felt
ribbon
slate board



For some reason I was so into making putting it all together I forgot to take photos along the way!

I started by wrapping the wreath in the burlap. I used a hot glue gun to keep the burlap in place.

To make the flowers I roughly followed the tutorial at Kiki Creates. They were not too difficult to make as long as you don't mind burning your fingers on hot glue.  I had my daughter's cut the shirts into 2-3 inch strips. I used the felt as the base or bottom of the flowers. I tied a knot in end of fabric strip to use as flowers center and hot glued it on the center of a felt circle. Basically just twisted and wrapped fabric around and around forming a flower and gluing as I went along. Really just trial and error!







Have a great day and don't forget to come back tonight for Whimsy Wednesday features and link party!

                                                                                        Amy









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27 comments:

  1. Hahaha, I can relate...just got around to making a spring wreath too. :) This wouldn't be necessarily easy for me, but if you have any super simple projects or tips you'd like to share I'm hosting a link party today with a few fellow bloggers. I'd be great to see you linked up. :)
    http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/diy-spring-wreath-painted-with-seaglass-and-driftwood/
    Karah

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  2. How cute is this:)Love the color choices you went with!!! The little chalk board is perfect.

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  3. Hi! I love your wreath, and I was so excited to see it as I was trying to put together my own. I wish I had some burlap around, but I'm going to try to use some strips of drop cloth to get that same effect. Wish me luck! PS LOVE your felt flowers! I did the "roll-up" version with my felt~ I didn't even think to do the "twisty" kind! Sooo pretty!

    Found you through a Spring Wreath round-up

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  4. Oh my, take a bow!

    You've put a "spring" in my step with your creative loveliness.

    Have a blessed day!

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  5. Thank you everyone for your sweet comments on this wreath!Have a blessed day!
    Amy

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  6. How cute!! I would be THRILLED to have you share this at my party going on right now and maybe even become a new follower! Following you via LINKY!
    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/03/homemade-by-you-5.html

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  7. That is adorable! Nice colors!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and link up to my Creative Inspirations party happening now! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  8. I love your colors and the slate board was a great touch. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. Stop back tonight for a bloglovin blog hop. If you're unfamiliar with Bloglovin you can read all about it at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/02/i-heart-bloglovin.html.

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  9. Such a cute wreath...love the slate board. I found you over at the giveaway party..are you giving this wreath away? if so, please count me in...I'm a new follower:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Sorry, I must have linked up at the wrong party!!! That wreath will be staying on my front door! Sorry for any confusion. Have a good day.
      Amy

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  10. Cute wreath! I love the colors you chose. I am a new follower.
    www.realcoake.blogspot.com
    KCoake

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  11. So cheery!! I love your color choices and the slate board is such a great idea! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this on my Facebook page. Have a great weekend!
    Jenn :)

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  12. Your wreath is adorable. Spring perfect. I love the combo of the burlap and bright flowers. I recently made my Spring wreath, too.
    Ruth

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  13. Love your wreath! Don't you just love pinterest! ;)

    Jodi

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  14. This is totally darling! I love the colors- it just makes you happy to look at :) Thanks for sharing!

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  15. So CUTE!!! I love the colors you choose for the flowers! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  16. I love the bright Spring colors on your wreath! Thanks for linking it up to Weekend Bloggy Reading. If you could please add a link back to me, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you!

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  17. That turned out so cute!!! Great work!

    Thanks for sharing it!
    --Katie

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  18. This is great!! I just came up with t-shirts when I was decluttering my house! I'll have to use those and add to my wreath.

    Thanks for linking up to Romance on a Dime! I'm pinning this on my Spring is Here board!

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  19. Love the colors, the wreath turned out great. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  20. Your wreath turned out amazing. I love it. Thanks for sharing at the Bunny Blog Hop.

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  21. Amy,
    I love this wreath as in I have to make one for myself!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Thanks for linking up to my Creative Inspirations party!
    Please come back Thursday to link up again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  22. I love, love, love this wreath! It's adorable! I'm having my first linky party @stringtownhome.blogspot.com, and would be honored if you would link one of your cute crafts to it!

    Too stinkin' cute!
    -Heather

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  23. such a cute wreath. so great for spring. i hopped over thanks to the bunny blog hop. wish you a good day. take care. (:

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  24. so so sooo pretty!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for linking up to Crafty Scrappy Happy Me. Thrusday!
    Jaime

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