With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Understated wreath

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Understated wreath

I prefer less to more but still wanted something for over our headboard.
I liked the fabric flowers that I have been seeing all over blogland because of their simplicity.
This project cost me zero dollars to make.
I began by making the wreath from the lower branches cut from our Eastern Redbud tree.
I have to trim the tree each year so I can mow under it.
It seemed to take forever to snip off all of the leaves!
I gently bent the branches and wired them into a circle/oval shape.
I watched several videos readily available on the internet for the basic idea for making the flowers.
I started as usual by folding the strip of fabric in half and rolling into a tight coil.
But as I continued, I liked the look of looser petals.
Therefore I had to use a lot of hot glue placed so that the fabric petals were more open.
I used three different fabrics.
 white (from an undershirt)
off-white (from a pillowcase)
patterned print (from a curtain valance)
 This is the first flower I made and is tighter/smaller than the others.
When I finished making the flowers (and ice-ing my finger from the nasty glue gun burn), I arranged them in a pleasing manner on the branch wreath.
A few more (cautious) dabs of glue secured them in place.

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24 comments:

Mildred said...

That is just the right touch for above the headboard, Lorraine. The rosettes are beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

Lovely, Lorraine- It is simple and pretty and I love your flowers-and the choice of the fabrics you used. I should look up the tutorial on making them. Wouldn't they be cute on headbands too? Speakng of that- I talked about glue gun burns in my post on bow making today! Awful, aren't they?

Laurie said...

I like the simplicity of this look, too, and your flowers turned out just lovely, Lorraine. Such a pretty wreath - you may get a few Christmas hints for this!

corners of my life said...

The simplicity of your bedroom is so welcoming and calming.

Jennifurla said...

Oh this is so nice, I should make one with bright colors for my daughter - I could spray paint the entire wreath.

Maryann said...

Your bedoom is so peaceful looking. The wreath is really pretty, I would never have thought of doing anything like that. The roses turned out great.

Suzanne said...

Very pretty! I like less is more too and have been looking for a simple wreath for over our bed. May have to give this a try:-)

marie said...

The wreath is perfect for your bedroom ~ I love the simple, airy, restful look of the room. Your furniture is beautiful too.

The rosettes are pretty - I've seen a lot of them too. Now I just need to stop "pinning" them and try making some instead!

Susan said...

Nice job on the wreath,LDH. Your bedroom is cool, serene,and lovely. Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Lady Farmer said...

What a lovely wreath! And I, too, love your color choices. It compliments your peaceful and serene room which is feminine enough to please the lady of the home, yet not too frilly, flowery and pink! so the gentleman will feel comfortable there, too! Very nicely done!

T's Daily Treasures said...

This is a very pretty recycling project. I love that you used the branches you cut from your yard and the fact that all the flowers are made from items that once had different purposes. Looks great above your bed. Have a wonderful week. Tammy

podso said...

It looks great in your pretty bedroom. I am inspired to try to make a flower myself. It is such fun when you can find in your house what you need for a project.

Dayle said...

So pretty, Lorraine.

Ann said...

It cost you zero and it looks like a million bucks. I love these kinds of projects that are made from things you already have on hand. Fabulous

Trisha said...

Beautiful! I love the white! It's stunning. Of course, I'm thinking that's not a wise look right now with eight blessings who love to jump on my bed, after eating chocolate chip cookies, of course. :)

Marysol said...

Love!

Perfect wreath for an ethereal-looking bedroom.

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Love the simplicity of your bedroom and the color scheme too. Just my style. I have not seen the cloth flowers (I depend on you to keep me up on worthwhile crafting trends) but how nice! Not so nice is the burn you received. xoxo paula

Lallee said...

Your bedroom is so charming. I love the simplicity--a very inviting atmosphere. Your wreath was a beautiful addition. I've been wanting to make some of the fabric flowers but never get around to it. You've tempted me again.

Karen said...

I really liked this. (I can remember a few glue gun boo boo's from when I made wreaths!)

Petra said...

Beautiful. I love simple and white is so elegant. You're so creative!

Dawn said...

Lovely!!!

Buttercup said...

This looks lovely. The whole room is so serene and peaceful.

Helena Davey said...

I agree with Buttercup - very serene. I love how clutter free the space is. The wreath is simply adorable. I mused to make Christmas wreaths just like it when I was a kid :)

Lindsay @ Diary of a Crafty Lady said...

I love it! The branches are so wonderful with the fabric flowers. I have got to think of a place to put a wreath like this :)
Lindsay
craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com

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