Friday, December 3, 2010

Shiny and Square...

I decided I HAD to make one of those cool ornament wreaths that are all the blogging rave. I put my own twist on it of course...:) I wanted something a little different than the standard round wreath. SOOOooooo...enter the foam core board...and the DOLLAR TREE! YUP! I did it again...:)

You know what's funny though? When I walked into the store, I was immediately asked by a young Mom of 3 little ones, if I was a crafter (don't know what would have given her that thought,...maybe because I was looking at stuff no one could POSSIBLY want on their She sheepishly asked me again "Are you a crafter?". I told her "yes...I craft a lot now." She said "Me too", and proceeded to show me her iPhone with a picture of...wait for ornament wreath created by a fellow blogger that I visit on occasion!
OMG...we both started to laugh and she was there to get stuff for a wreath like I was...too funny! SEE!!! The blogging world is smaller than you would have first imagined...:)

Anyways,...I bought a few things ($10 worth). And made my way home to start my homemade wreath.

I took my pile of stuff:

* garland
* foam core board
* assorted ornaments (I used bells too)
* ribbon
* box cutter (I used the knife in my window tinting kit...shhhh...don't tell my man)

* LOTS of glue sticks & a glue gun

I measured out the size I wanted, cut out the middle and began wrapping my garland around the foam board. The amount of garlands will depend on the size of your wreath's base. Mine is approximately 18 inches x 18 inches.

After I had it completely wrapped (you'll have to glue a few spots so the board doesn't show thru. Hind sight being what it is,...if I hadn't been in such a hurry, I would have painted the board first. Or at least modge podged some \green tissue paper on it. It's your choice of course, mine turned out fine.

Then I just started adding ornaments and bells. Then I curled some ribbon randomly around the ornaments (LOTS of burns on these fingers ladies...OUCH!). Finally...I had THIS:

I absloutely L - O - V - E  it !!!!! Took this picture on the back of my laundry room door, but I've since put it on my front door. Looks FANTABULOUS!

So go on out there and make your own wreath. Don't be afraid to be adventurous with it. And maybe...just'll meet a fellow blogger or blog reader...:)

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  1. It is wonderful! Awesome how it turned out. Guess it is a small world. Cute & funny story about your shopping trip. I would love for you to stop by Wiccan Make Some Too's Wickedly Crafty Saturdays & share this

  2. That is a great tutorial for such a unique feature! So easy too! Nicely done!


  3. I love it! I built a rectangle one myself this year. Used a $1 piece of wood. It's over on my blog if you want to take a peek.


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