Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blow Away-less Spring Wreath





I had so much fun making my last wreath that I decided to make a different one for our front door. It's really windy in the spring in this little valley where we live, so I needed something with more weight to keep it from blowing off. So, I took an old wreath that needed a makeover and wrapped it in burlap strips. Then I made a whole bunch of different flowers. The thing I love about this wreath is that the flowers are different textures and shapes, instead of them being all the same. Some of the tutorials I used for my flowers are:

http://iammommahearmeroar.blogspot.com/2010/09/autumn-bloom-belt.html

http://www.craftleftovers.com/blog/archives/1499 (only instead of gluing them together, I just made a big long one and wrapped it around like on the autumn bloom belt tutorial)

And then of course the rolled fabric rosette tutorial.

For some of the other flowers, I just cut stuff up and messed around until I found something I liked. If you see any of the flowers you want a tutorial for, let me know.

Then, to keep it from blowing off of our front door, I glued some of those strong craft magnets to the back of the wreath. It's worked like a charm! (The first night I put it out I had to get up every few hours to check on it! HAHAH!) I absolutely LOVE it! Have you guys made a spring wreath yet? I wanna see it!!!

26 people leaving some love!:

Kathy said...

Oh, I saw this on your door and forgot to tell you how cute it is! Love it!

Brandy J. said...

Love, Love, Love!! You are one talented woman.

AmieAnn said...

I love this! The burlap and the different style flowers and the springy colors just.. awesome!

Christopher and Glenna said...

I liked the white one, but I LOVE this burlap one!!! Very cute! I have a burlap wreath on my door, I'll post about it when I get back from Spring Break...

Michelle @ Loving Every Second said...

Lovely! Love the colors and, of course, love the burlap :)

Emily @ RemarkableHome said...

This is adorable! Great job!

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

Soooo pretty! I love the colors and textures!! Thanks for sharing!!

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

Hi!

I've featured your beautiful print on my blog today! Go take a look if you have a chance!

http://sarahndipities.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-feature-happy-colors.html

Have a great weekend!!

-Sarah

Jenny said...

what a beautiful wreath! thank you so much for sharing that.

Uncommon Women said...

I am so in love with this wreath! If only my front door was black. Rats! Such gorgeous colors and flowers.

c.w.frosting said...

I absolutely love thie punchy colored flowers combined with simple burlap! Following now via tatertots & jello.

-caroline
http://cwfrosting.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

Congrats on the feature on Tatertots & Jello!! So awesome for you!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Hi, I'm visiting your darling blog from Tatertots & Jello. This wreath is really great. Your vivid color choices made it even better!

Warmly, Michelle

Lolly Jane said...

we're your new blog bff's {does that sound creepy..uh we follow you now} :)

hey found you on girl creative's blog hop & glad we did. your blog is super cute & we love your humor! esp where you said your hubby dear jane'd you, lol, glad you're happily married now, heehee!

anyway-this wreat is DARLING!! love it. come visit us sometime, we're not as funny as you but sure love a good DIY! (:

kelli & kristi
http://lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor said...

I saw you on TT&J and just wanted to stop by and say hello and tell you your wreath is really very cute!

I am having an "every crafty blog" linky party and would love for you to come and join!

Lillian Pearl Designs said...

So cute!! Love the colors!

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

Hi Natalie!

I just wanted to let you know that I included your wreath in a post of fun wreaths for Spring on BabyCenter's blog Momformation!

http://blogs.babycenter.com/life_and_home/3-spring-wreaths-that-say-hello-spring/

Thanks for the inspiration!

ByBy said...

Hi,
Sooo pretty!You can check my version of a spring wreath with flowers inspired from you.I put your link in my post,because people has to know where my inspiration come from :)I'll be happy to see your comment!
http://bybyskingdom.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-wreath.html

SAS Interiors said...

I love this wreath that you created and featured it in today's post ~ http://www.sasinteriors.net/2011/04/spring-wreath-inspiration/

Thanks for a great project!
Jenna, SAS Interiors

Sarah Jane said...

Love this wreath! I made one following your tut's and made sure to refrence back to your blog! Check out my blog www.sjscrafts.blogspot.com

LeidiBird said...

Oh my gosh, i love this! I posted about you and your wreath project on my blog today and i am totally going to have to try and put one together! I'll send you pics when its done, Thanks for sharing!
http://www.leidibird.com/blog/
www.leidibird.com

Susanesque said...

I made a wreath inspired by these for my mom for Mother's Day! If you want you can take a look at it here:

http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about1709234.html

I posted links back to your site at the bottom as well. :)

Thanks for a great idea! I didnt spend any money on it and my mom gets a handmade gift that isn't made of popsicle sticks! :)

cheapcraftymama said...

Love this! Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring it on my "Top 10 Spring Wreaths" post today at www.cheapcraftymama.com! Feel free to stop by and grab a link or button! Thanks!

Ginger said...

What an adorable blog you have! Love your wreath! Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing! Pinning this! Would love to have you link up to my {wow me} wednesday party going on right now over on my blog. :)

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/02/wow-me-wednesday-40.html

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Weekend Wind Up! http://queenofsavings.com

Erica said...

Saw your wreath on pinterest and loved it. Just wanted to say that the pin had a bad link and I was so glad that you had your blog name watermarked on the picture.