Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Christmas Wreath


I knew I wanted to make my own Christmas wreath this year (although I've never made or bought one before), and had many different ideas on how to go about doing it.  I toyed with a few different wreath bases in my head for a while, and the one that I kept going back to and finally decided upon was this ruffled wreath made by Emily Jones of Jones Design Company.  I was drawn to its natural feel.  I pretty much followed her tutorial, using a 10" styrofoam wreath from a dollar store, and burlap bought by the yard.  Then I just spiffed it up!

Here's the end result!  I absolutely love it!

I used a few things from my stash, and some wreath adornments found at the local craft store.  The pinecones are those ones that smell like cinnamon... yum!

Love how the banner turned out!  After I made each pennant, I hot-glued it to the retired silver elastic cord, and hand-sewed it onto the wreath.

I made the pretty little flower below out of the Deck the Halls Designer Series Fabric (SO glad I have two more packages on the way.. I love this stuff!)... I just die-cut some flowers using the retired Flower Layers #3 Big Shot die, folded and layered them, then sewed them together and onto two unfolded layers of flowers.  I sewed this as well to the wreath.

And here's how it looks on our door!  You'll have to excuse the lighting, as the sun had already set.. :)  Maybe I'll try and take another photo in the morning.

I also am thinking about getting a longer wreath holder... as you can see, our peep-hole is a little blocked!  You can kind of see through it, but there's a big ol' pinecone there, haha.  I'd love to hear what you think about it!  

Well, I gotta go.. think I'll make myself some hot chocolate!  It has been snowing a little bit off and on, and it's quite cold out.  Hope you are staying warm where you are, and thanks for stopping by!  :)

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  1. Love it, Melissa! Very unique and beautiful! :)

  2. Melissa, that is so lovely! And oh so different! I really like it!

  3. You wreath is adorable! Love the burlap and the little pennant is so cute. I love those pine cones that smell like cinnamon. I have a bucket of them!

  4. So cute! Simple, practical, and pretty. My kind of craft. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. I love the burlap and the flowers! It's very pretty.
    Thanks for stopping by! Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. Melissa ~ you did fantastic job with your wreath! I love it!!! It's so unique and it's something you can treasure for many years. Great job and TFS!!!!

  7. Cute! I'm doing burlap around my door for Christmas this year, too! Yours is lovely! I love the joy letters!

  8. Simply beautiful; that's what the wreath is. Even burlap becomes a thing of beauty in your hands. Wonderful work, Melissa.

  9. Melissa - I'm not sure how I missed this before but it is really wonderful! All the details are perfectly done!

  10. This wreath is beautiful, very artsy...I love things made with burlap!


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