Monday, May 24, 2010

Fabric Flower Wreath


This project actually started when I was making flower headbands for my new little girl.  I made a few and fell instantly in love and had to have a few around the house.  My first target was my winter walnut wreath that has managed to stay hanging until Summer... Oops :)  I started with a $3.99 grapevine wreath from Hobby Lobby.



I didn't want it quite so rustic so I shantied it up a bit by giving it a coat of our favorite spray paint...
Rustoleum Painter's Touch in Heirloom White.



Here she is drying...



While waiting on that to dry I started on my flowers.  Now... I will not at all claim to be the mind behind fabric flowers.  They have been around forever so I spent the weekend with my mother-in-law searching google for some tutorials.  I did find a few that helped us get started but in the end I came up with a couple simple methods that saved tons of time.  I will share that tutorial with you in a few days for those of you that are interested.  For now, I will just show you the rest of the wreath with the finished flowers.  I used some blue linen and cream lace trim for my flowers.  I dabbed a bunch of hot glue on the back of the flowers...



And then arranged and glued them down where I wanted them on the wreath... That easy :)



Here they are all glued down.



My next step was to hang it up.  I knew I would be hanging it on my old window so I used a piece of thick jute twine from Hobby Lobby.



I wrapped it around the top of the wreath 5-6 times and tied a knot at the top to hang it.  Here is the finished result...













I will be back soon with the flower tutorial for those of you that want to check it out.  In the meantime make sure you stop by and check out Lisa Leonard and all of her fabulous and funky bling... So CUTE!!!

 
 
~Whitney


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27 comments:

Olivia~ said...

Oh my sweetness I looooovvvvveeee it! This is darling, I have painted a wreath but never used the fabric flowers! Darling,
hugs,
Olivia

sissie said...

Gosh, that is so dang cute! Sometimes it's hard to come up with new ideas for wreaths, and your idea is really refreshing.

I love it.

hugs
Sissie

Joella said...

Looove this :)

Cindy said...

Cute..simple and very eye catching!!

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Christine said...

I LOVE the flowers!! Such a great idea!

Blondie's Journal said...

It's adorable, Whitney. I love the colors!

xoxo
Janie

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I love it!
{Rebekah}

Dawn said...

Very pretty! I love it!

allison said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for this! I have had a large grapevine wreath sitting on my mantle for several months and I couldn't quite figure out what to do with it! Spray painting it is genius! I'm off to get working!!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

So much texture - I love it!

Happy Monday,
Laura

Dana said...

I love it! The colors are so pretty!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That's so pretty! I love the white paint. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Ann On and On... said...

Very cute! I love how versatile it is...you can put different color flowers for the different seasons.

Taija said...

You gals just do things right! I've seen a gazillion wreaths with some kind of flower on them lately, but haven't gotten that happy excited feeling, until I saw yours. Thank you so much for being amazingly talented and freely sharing it with us! This wreath is SO awesome!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

So cute!! I love it. Love & blessings from NC!

Alison said...

WOW I am in love with fabric flower right now. Love the color of your fabrics and LOVE how this turned out. I may just make me one!! :)

~Alison

alikaye said...

bring on the tutorial...please! These flowers look fantastic...just the kind I am looking for. Cheers,

Ashley Ann said...

I L.O.V.E. it!!!!!

can't WAIT for the tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing this super sweet project!

Mom2AngelBoys said...

Soooooo cute!
What a great idea!
PLEASE post the tutorial on the flowers. I would love to learn how to make them.
GREAT JOB!

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Too cute! My next wreath is going to be a painted one as well!

Life in Rehab said...

Lovely and inspiring as always!

April Francom said...

Please stop by my blog thepaintedcupboard.blogspot.com to get your Versatile Blogger award.

I had to copy the button and insert it as an image.

Cindy said...

That is really beautiful, I would love to make one. Makes me wonder why I got rid of my grapevine wreaths a few years ago. Now I have to go buy one. Oh dear!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh this is SO cute!

Ariana said...

hoooooooo sooooo pretty.

love it
kisses

Suzzi said...

Thanks for sharing and can't wait for the turtorial.

Katie C said...

Please share the tutorial! This wreath would look great on my front door. Thanks so much!

 
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