20 April 2011

Spring Crafty Show-Off

Inspired by the rest of the blogosphere, I decided the house needed a bit of "Spring-ing Up."  This wreath is now hanging on the (always open) door to our basement.

Here's a close up of the fabric & felt flowers:

This was ridiculously easy to make!  I picked up a straw wreath form at my local craft mecca and broke out the glue gun.  I've seen some that used strips of burlap to cover the wreath, but craft mecca didn't have any, so I used similarly-textured brown ribbon and hot glued it in place.
Then came the fun part!  There are lots of tutorials on how to make rolled fabric flowers and felt rosettes, I followed those and then clipped a few felt leaves.  A few more dabs of hot glue, a ribbon to hang it, and now we have a little touch of spring!
I may or may not also now have an addiction to making these flowers.  They're super cute -- they can fancy up jewelry, clothes, even a lampshade -- I'm thinking this would go so well in AJ's shabby-chic-ish bedroom.
I'm linking up this post to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style , Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm , What I Made Wednesday at SweetPeas & BumblebeesCatch a Glimpse Thursday at A Glimpse Inside , Handmade Tuesday at Ladybug Blessings , Saturday Spotlight at Green Door Designs and Creative Juice Thursdays at Momnivore's Dilemma.  I'd love to know what you think!

6 comments:

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Erin,
This is so very cute...I really want to try making one for myself. Hop over and share it at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party...hope to see ya there:) Look you have a follower...it's me!

Blessings,
Linda

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Happy to see that you came...hope to see you here again:)

Blessings,
Linda

Kristen said...

this is so so cute! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays at Ladybug Blessings. Your blog is adorable and welcome to the bloggy world!!

www.ladybug-blessings.com

My Oatmeal Kisses said...

I love your wreath! Cute felt flowers. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Crystal said...

Thanks for your sweet comment at Homemaker in Heels! I love this wreath! SO cute! I would love for you to link it up to my new Inspire-Me Mondays Blog Party! Have a great week! :) http://www.homemakerinheels.com/2011/02/pretty-decoupaged-ribbon-picture-frame.html
Blessings~
Crysta

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

erin-

such a lovely wreath! I love making new ones for each holiday and season now...

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday...Hope to see more of your ideas this week!