Monday, February 21, 2011

Wreath Love

Apparently I’ve been on a wreath making kick lately. I like wreaths. We have a double front door so I feel like they need something all the time. The problem is that our screen is so close to the door that wreaths don’t usually fit without getting squished. So I put a wooden door hanger on it. Anyway.

I finally made the birthday wreath I blogged about a couple of weeks ago. I love how it turned out. Not sure if my wreath form is bigger than the tutorial’s, but I needed 3 bags of balloons. More like 2.75. Now we just have to wait until August for another birthday around this joint!DSC_1432

Then I made a felt rosette wreath that I saw on Our Best Bites. I wish I could tell you that you can whip one of these up in an afternoon. It took me a good 3 or 4 nights of cutting and rolling felt. And now I’m pretty sure I have carpal tunnel. BUT….love it. It probably took me about 7 sheets of each color, with 6 rosettes per sheet. Good thing felt is cheap. And I scored both of these wreath forms at Goodwill for a buck. I have another heart one too and was thinking I would make two. Um….no. I shall find another way to decorate it!! Now I just have to wait a mere 11 months before I can use this one! DSC_1433

One of my most favorite things to do is to go shopping for holiday decorations the day after the holiday. Usually it’s 50% off, but sometimes it drops right to 75%. But if you want to get the good stuff, you better be there early the next morning. (Which is why I HATE when holidays fall on Saturdays!! No shopping on Sunday!!) Anyway, I scored some awesome V-day stuff for next year. Bonus: I put it all away in the respective holiday bin and when I open it the next year, it’s like Christmas! I have totally forgotten what I bought the year before. Happiness in so many ways when shopping for clearance holiday decor!

I’ve been trying to find cute St. Patrick’s day decorations. That is practically impossible. I’m pretty good at copying what’s out there, but there’s not much. This holiday may make me stretch myself and come up with something original!!

And speaking of holiday decor, I can’t wait for Easter. I love my Easter decorations, and even more, I love what Hobby Lobby has right now for Easter!

Yay for decorating!


J.R.G. said...

Karen, you better be careful. You are branding yourself a Bieber fan/wreath advocate. That is risky business. Such salty behavior may lead to some serious consequences.

vanessa said...

Here's an idea for another wreath:

you could even make it in brown burlap and tie on different colored bows for each holiday.

I love the wreaths you made!

Maria said...

Super cute!

midcitygal said...

Very cute wreaths! I love all of your decorations. I too am totally into wreath- making. This wreath is a St. Patrick's day wreath I'm going to try to hack.

Emmy said...

Love that heart wreath. And I think St. Patricks day just doesn't have cute decorations, I mean lepricons are not really cute.

Jessica said...

I SO need to make a birthday wreath! We celebrate a birthday here almost every month. I think November is the only month we don't.

Courtney said...

Yay, I love that you did the birthday wreath! So good to know that you only used 3 bags of balloons! I LOVE IT! How long did it take you to make? I already have my Easter decorations up (I love Easter soooo much) but I would like to buy so much more decor. I went to Target today and was totally bummed to find there was no Easter isle yet :(