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Thursday, December 02, 2010

little susie wreath maker

 

I’ve been inspired by so many bloggers and their beautiful Christmas wreaths that I finally had to take a stab at one of my own…. only after I went out looking for a gorgeous wreath to buy and found only slim pickin’s and just a couple nice ones with an even prettier price tag. Someone is making a pretty penny on those wreaths!

Off I went to Hobby Lobby this morning for supplies. December 2nd and the Christmas decor has already been completely picked over. It is unbelievable how fast that stuff goes!

All I ended up buying was the plain wreath itself and decided to use a few ornaments and some mesh ribbon I already had at home. The picture story of my first attempt at wreath making:

 

Pay no attention to Hendrix’s bear taking a nap in the background…. so much for getting any help ;)

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I used these ties to bunch the ribbon and to attach all the ornaments – easy peazy lemon squeazy.

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I almost quit at this point. Kinda cute as is!

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I hung it up to start attaching ornaments so I could see how they would hang…

a few more to go at this point:

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and……

Finished!

{For now… glitter overboard is more my style, so I’m gonna be keeping my eyes open for some nice sparkly picks or beads. To be continued.}

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The rest of the house is {hopefully} getting finished tonight and I can post some pictures soon. I can’t believe I started the week before Thanksgiving and I’m still not finished!

It’s only going to get worse with each passing year ;)

Did I mention I love Christmas?!

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29 comments:

  1. Aren't you crafty! It looks great. I really like how you did the ribbon!

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  2. aww that's looks awesome! i might have to make might own! i saw plain wreaths at Whole Foods that smell amazing, and I have so much ribbon!

    thanks for inspiration. :D

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  3. it looks fabulous! i really need to get mine finished : )

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  4. Very pretty! Thanks for your input on our classroom, BTW :)

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  5. I made my own this year too:)

    Looks great!!

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  6. It looks great! Have a great day. xoxo.

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  7. The wreath came out great! I know what you mean about Hob Lob. I bought everything I thought I needed before Thanksgiving. When back the Saturday after Thanksgiving & hardly anything was left. I've been a wreath making fool! I have pictures on my blog.

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  8. So cute! I am certain I could not manage to make one look this cute.

    Wait till you have a child, then you will learn to get your decorations up quick or you'll never get them up...it's crazy how much more difficult it is and my child doesn't even walk yet!

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  9. Very Crafty! It turned out beautiful!

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  10. Please come to my house and do one! I am not this craft gifted... {jealous}

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  11. Excellent!!! I adore your creativity..cool!!

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  12. I love your wreath, I might have to "borrow" your methods for my own. Have a great weekend

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  13. It looks so pretty!! Now I want to make one too! :)

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  14. that wreath is so pretty! i made my own wreath this year too with stuff i got from "hob lob"...i think the total cost was like $10.

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  15. I'm really impressed! I've never attempted to make a wreath. I might have to now, yours turned out fantastic!

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  16. Very cute! I made my own this year too...so much cheaper than buying the ones that I don't even really like anyway haha!

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  17. I love your blog! I finally finished reading all of your posts (I promise I'm not a stalker). It's nice to see that there are young Christian women in this country who are not afraid to share their beliefs. Kuddos to you Stephanie!

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  18. You did a FABULOUS job on yur wreath! I am thinking about making a wreath too this Christmas season! Have a great weekend!

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  19. That's gorgeous! Great job!

    I'd like to think I'm crafty enough to do something like that, I just lack the patience. ;)

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  20. Very beautiful wreath!!! You did an EXCELLENT job on the wreath!!!

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  21. that's the cutest wreath ever. I want one!

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  22. What a completely adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a Happy Labor Day!

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