Thursday, June 6, 2013

Wreathes, Wreathes, and More Wreathes

Not sure why, but I have found that I love making wreathes lately.  I find them so fun, colorful, and they really let me be creative.  It probably has something to do with the fact that you can change them out so often.  Seasons, holidays, moods. . .
So with that, I made a few wreathes for other people lately.
My sister just had her third son. She runs a yarn business and nicknames all of her kids on-line.  The newest one, she nicknamed Tiny Lime.

When we went to visit her and her new baby, we decided to make her a wreathe to celebrate the new baby.  I found some lime green duct tape at the store and drew little limes all over the wreathe with a sharpie.  Then we found some fun, bright colored flowers to glue on, and made some ribbon loops with bright yellow ribbon to finish it off. 

My husband's cousin had a wedding shower the same weekend that we went to visit my sister, so I just kept on with the duct tape theme.  The invitations to the shower each included an occupation for each couple to be inspired by.  We were the movie theatre owners.

We had a gag gift, an ugly old chair,  that is now being passed around my husband's family and we used this to decorate it.  Using duct tape, we tried to follow the movie clapboard theme.  We added flowers to add a bit of color and pattern with the plaid, and since we were decorating a chair, we included the Best Seat in the House title. 

Our third wreathe was for my parents.  They live close to the ocean in Washington in a beautiful yellow and blue house.

We started by wrapping the wreathe in this beautiful blue yarn.  Then tried to make it somewhat reminiscent of the beach.

We used these big white poppies and yellow flowers to add a punch of color and texture and added seashells.  I love how it turned out.  So simple and pretty!

Finally, I made this patriotic wreathe for the upcoming holiday!

I found a thin plastic tubing and taped the ends together.  I painted the clothespins red, white and blue.  Then painted on some stars on the blue clothespins.  I really like how fun this is, and it reminds me of fireworks exploding.  :)



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