Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Wreath


I took my sewing machine in for some maintenance this week. That means NO SEWING for a week and a half! What is a girl to do? Well, look at Pinterest of course and tackle some projects I'd been saving for later. I saw this wreath, and knew I had to make one like it for my door this Christmas. I made it today during Little O's nap time.

I bought most of my supplies at Hobby Lobby. Some of the ribbon is from last year in my stash, and the peppermint ornaments were donated by my mom (not sure where they came from).

First, I painted the letter white. After it dried I added the red and green dots using craft paint. When it was totally dry, I sprayed it with clear acrylic to keep it nice and make it a little bit glossy.

I made bows out of wired ribbon. I learned how to do this when I was a gift wrapper at a department store in grad school. I can't tell you how, but I could SHOW you... (note to self: create ribbon bow demo video).

I used floral wire to attach the bows and the ornaments to the wreath. And then I used hot glue to secure them and keep them from wiggling. I stuck the ornamental sprays in through the back of the wreath, and adjusted them until I liked how they looked. (They are on floral wire and are pretty flexible).

To attach the T to the other side of the wreath, I used floral wire and hot glue. First I put a dob of glue on the back of the top part of the T and pressed the wire into it. I held it until it dried. Most boring part of the whole project. Then I repeated that step on the back of the bottom of the T. I attached the wire to the wreath and secured the T to the wreath with hot glue anywhere it was touching.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out. And now I have all these visions in my head of creating wreaths for EVERY holiday. Who knew making a wreath could be so much fun!

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9 comments:

  1. This is so cute! :) I'm loving wreaths at the moment but not sure I could pull it off! I would love to see a ribbon bow demo if you make one though. :) Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog. And yeah definitely keep an eye on your photo uploads, I tend to go overboard uploading pics but it finally caught up to me!

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  2. Your wreath is beautiful! I haven't made mine yet, but you've inspired me!

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  3. I love this wreath! Is that a T for T'onna??? :-) I love the red and white ornament, the red and green dots on the T, and the red, green, and white ribbon. Lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following you. Can't wait to see what else you create!!!

    T'onna
    Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. I'm so happy your stopped by! Thanks for the compliments!

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    2. Hello again Jessica! Thanks for linking up at Submarine Sunday last week. I've featured this craft at this week's party! Stop by and grab a feature button!

      T'onna
      Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    3. Thanks! That's awesome! I will be sure to do that. :)

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  4. Anything with a monogram is right up my alley! I'd love it if you'd share this at my linky party http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your party! I went ahead and linked up.

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