This one graces our front door. I love it. It makes me smile each time I drive by and see it looking back at me from the house. The base is a twig wreath from hob lob purchased at 50% off, which made it about $2.50, and the letter is also from hob lob, purchased at 50% off for $5. I just attached the letter with fishing line and voila. Done.
Next is a wreath that I have really really really gotten my money's worth from. Again, I took a twig wreath and wrapped ribbon and tulle around it. Then made a cute little paper bunting and attached with fishing line, and bought a thin wooden letter from the hob lob for about a buck. I painted the letter and wrapped fishing line around it to attach to the wreath, and that's it folks. At this particular moment, it's wearing an "L" for a baby shower that I had at my house a couple of months ago. The baby's name is Lucy, and she's precious by the way...
The wreath has also worn an "M" cubed when it hung on my hospital door after the birth of my youngest daughter, Mary Martin Mathews. (hence....the M, cubed)
It's also worn an "E" (for Eliza) on the front door of our house during my oldest daughter's first birthday.
This wreath's been busy....
And...we can't forget my latest wreath creation (not counting the one in this post, of course). If you missed the post about this baby, you can find it here.
Don't you like how I got myself in the pic?
It helps if you have a little boy ride circles around you on his big wheel...
Half way! Wa-hoooooo!
Get this close to finishing and run out of yarn.
Make this face because you almost bought 2 things of yarn instead of 1, but put the second one back before checking out because you were sure you just needed the one.
Drive back to Wal-mart the following day after school only to realize they're out of the color you need. Wait til that night, load all 3 of your kiddos into the car, drive across town to the other Wal-mart, unload all 3 kiddos, find the right color yarn, hand it to the lady in the fabric department because your baby is screaming because she's hungry and you can't take merchandise into the bathroom with you, realize there's no hot water in any of the bathrooms at Wal-mart so you can't make a bottle, get your yarn from fabric department lady and proceed quickly to the check-out because your baby is still crying (screaming). Check out holding your baby in one hand while you pay with the other because that's the only way she'd stop screaming. Load all 3 kiddos back into the car and drive home. Whew.
Next, cut your felt into circles about 3-3.5 inches in diameter. These circles will be the base for your rosettes.
For my first rosette, I used the pink ribbon from yesterday's tree and added a bit of pink tulle. This of course is optional.
I made this pink one, and one from the green/turquoise ribbon from my other tree.
(fun, isn't it?)
And that's all she wrote, folks. Done. If you're stumped on what you'd like your wreath to look, just go to etsy and type 'yarn wreath'. There's a bajillion options that might inspire you. Also, did anyone happen to count how many times I typed the word 'wreath' in this post. I think it was also a bajillion.
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