Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Weekend Project: Wreath

After the Christmas decorations came down, I hated that the fireplace in our Family Room looked so bare! I loved how the pretty garland and wreath had looked and I wanted something really natural looking that would be able to transition from winter through spring and maybe in to summer. Saturday we took a little field trip to The Lob - (AKA Hobby Lobby) and I am pretty happy with what I found! I picked out a grapevine wreath and a handful of their floral stems. I could hardly wait to get home and get started! I grabbed my wire clippers and sat down on the floor to create. I cut the stems apart and tucked them in, starting about half-way up on each side and working my way down to the center at the bottom. I had some pretty green wired ribbon, so I tied a bow and stuck that in the middle to cover up any wires showing through the bald spot! What do you think?

Just a suggestion - you might want to throw an old sheet on the floor before you start! The grapevine tends to make a MESS!!

Remember this? I have a BUNCH of these horns that Larry has collected over the years. I need to get some wire (thought I had some - can't find it??!!), and then I am planning on using some of these smaller antlers and wiring them in here and there among the greenery on either side. I hope it looks as cool as it does in my mind!

I'll post the finished product once the roads clear so I can get to the store and get my wire!


scrap fairy said...

The wreath turned out great!

Shannon said...

The wreath looks so pretty! This is something I have never been able to do. I am not good at florals! You are!

Lisa said...

I love it! I've been wanting to make a new wreath too.