Thursday, June 2, 2011

i made it...

I have wanted to make one of these for a long time. It is not something I would normally say is my style, but I have seen them so much, that they have grown on me- (get it grown- like flowers grow- lol woka woka).
I took a foam wreath and covered it with yarn and rolled up some felt and made some flowers. Pretty easy, but if you look close, you can see about a thousand strands of hot glue.
I would love to get better at making these and sell these at a craft fair I plan on doing in the fall.
Anyone know where to get really cheap foam wreaths and yarn?
I am talking cheap people.
Hey, if you can, say a little prayer for the softball team tonight.
We have to play a team that crushed us last year.
I am not even asking to win, just that they don't score like 20 runs in one inning.
It can be a lot to be a catcher for 50 minutes straight!
Just sayin.

Enjoy Thursday!
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22 comments:

  1. That wreath is awesome! Despite the hot glue issue, I bet you'll sell a ton of them.:)

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  2. I LOVE THIS!!! Oh my, so pretty! How did you make the flowers? I love them :)

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  3. I'm a yarn & flower wreath addict. :) Love the colors you chose for this - - it reminds me of lilacs & spring.

    I'm not sure where you can find cheap foam wreaths, but I saw once that you can use plumbing insulation tube {not sure of the technical name, but it's black and foamy}, then cut it to the desired length, pull it into a circle shape and tape closed.

    ::: found you on GussySews :::

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  4. Wow! love the wreath, great job!
    Maybe Oriental trading or similar Internet co. will be the cheapest. could see those flowers on the ends of woolen scarves or on the yokes of sweaters this fall!

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  5. i want to try my hand at doing these too

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  6. That is gorgeous! I love the colors. My Dollar Tree has foam wreaths in two different sizes for a buck. Perhaps yours does too? I would check craigslist or freecycle for cheap yarn. I would totally buy one in all grays & silver.

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  7. Cute! I've made similar wreaths and had success at a local craft fair.
    I get mine at Joanns or Michaels with the 40% off coupon.

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  8. OH I love the wreath! I would so buy one for my door! I still have my Christmas/Winter wreath up! Its blue and silver but yeah its time it came down!!

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  9. Wow! I'm impressed. That is beautiful. I think you should definitely include these at your craft fair. Hmmm. I'm not sure what to suggest about finding cheap materials. My first thought would be Walmart. My next thought would be to check out the Dollar Tree. Sometimes they surprise me with what they have.

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  10. So beautiful! I admire people who make these... I don't have the patience! :)

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  11. That is really pretty. I love it. Will you share how to do the flowers. I just love them. That would be a long way to drive for me to make it to the craft fair. I will soon show you where I hung the wreath I won from you. It looks so purty.

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  12. i love it! I want to make one of these so bad as well, thanks for the inspiration :)

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  13. i have seen those and i have also fallen in love with them! yours looks awesome! go for it!

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  14. That's a great wreath. When you find out how to get rid of all those hot glue strands, let me know.

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  15. ok mama that is fantastic. you go girl.

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  16. You did it and it's great !!
    I love it and the colors you chose are gorgeous !

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  17. I've been dying to make one of those too! Love it!

    Came over from Gussy Sews. Now following!

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  18. Thanks so much for linking up to Made With Love! I'm featuring this on the FB page today! http://www.facebook.com/SewChatty

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  19. That is so pretty! I'm going to have to learn how to make those. I am your newest follower from Say Hi Sunday!

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  20. saw something about using plumbing foam tubes (less than a dollar). cut it to size, duct tape the ends.

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