my first wreath

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Posted by Rebecca, December 7th, 2010

Another item on my Christmas to-do list was to make some crafts, including a wreath.  So last night, I gathered my supplies.

Yes, I am crafting on my kitchen countertops.  Take one guess why that is.  Mhmm, because of Macky.  For some reason he doesn’t acknowledge anything we do on the countertops. The last thing I needed was a glitter covered cat!

I had no plan of attack.  Actually I did, I wanted to make a full-out ornament wreath.  But then I saw this woodsy wreath at Michael’s and I bought it.  I wanted some of it to show through, but I wasn’t sure how to approach it.  So I attached some floral wire to some ornaments and started adding them in bunches…

(Please ignore my reflection… I am wearing a giant shirt that is even too big for Mike)

I remembered I had some silver ribbon upstairs that I got to decorate our staircase.  I grabbed that and wrapped it around the wreath.  I wanted to make the ornaments into a sort of wrap around pattern and I figured I could follow the lines of the ribbon to do so.

After I attached the ornaments with wire, I hot glued them to one another to give the tight cluster effect.

Then I just continued to make clusters around the pattern of the ribbon, wiring and gluing!

Then I added a silver bow off to the side to finish it off.

And tada! All finished!! I hung it inside until we decorate the outside of the house this weekend.

For good measure, I took some pictures in the partial daylight this morning.

The dining room gets the most light in the morning, so I brought the wreath in there for a few shots.

I usually prefer cleaner, simpler wreaths, but I decided to step outside of my comfort zone.  I was unsure at first, but now I like my little creation. The different sizes of ornaments have a bubble-like effect and the wooden wreath still shows to add a rustic element.  As I said earlier, this will be going on our front door which is covered by our porch.  To feed my need for a simple wreath, I am planning on making one for the inside too! 🙂

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12 Responses to “my first wreath”

  1. Jessie says:

    Lovely! The colors are great, and I love that you let the vine show through.

  2. Those colors are fantastic, great job. Where did you get your bulbs?

  3. Rebecca says:

    Thanks! They are from Walmart!

  4. BEAUTIFUL! B & G are my two favorite colors together EVER so, given the opportunity, I would steal your wreath =) but it looks pretty dapper on your door… so maybe I wont steal it… haha

    xoXOxo

  5. Ann says:

    I am very impressed. I tried to make one, and gave up it was so hard!!!

  6. Lindz says:

    Love it! So crafty! Great job girl

  7. I love this!! I actually like it even more than the all-ornament ones I’ve seen lately. Might have to try this sometime!

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