Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Jessica Wreath

If you read my blog, you know my bro-in-law & new sis-in-law just got married last weekend. (Beautiful wedding by the way!) But we've been to their place a few times leading up to the wedding and all of the other doors in their condo complex have wreaths and decorations on them...besides theirs. I knew that I had to make a wreath to go with their wedding gift.
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I tried to make it personal to match their {really Jessica's} personalities. Jess loves polka dots & orange is her favorite color :)

Here's what I used:
Wreath Form (Hobby Lobby)
Fabric to cover wreath (Hobby Lobby)
Fabric Strips to make Rosettes (Hobby Lobby & my stash)
Piece of Cardboard
Hot glue gun
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I started out by cutting the fabric that I used to cover the wreath form into a 5" strip. I whipped out my glue gun and hot glued the end of the fabric to the "back" of the wreath (either side can be the back). As I wrapped, I'd glue every so often to be sure it stayed together.
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When I would reach the end of the fabric strip, I'd start a new strip on the same side that I started the first strip to be sure all of the ends were hidden on the back :)

For the {N}, I cut it out of a piece of cardboard and hot glued the fabric around it.
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I made my rolled fabric rosettes mentioned in my T-Shirt Makeover Post. {I have put these rosettes on everything! I'm addicted!} Then I laid everything out on the wreath before gluing.

I fashioned a bow with fabric and cut a 3-4" strip to "hang" the wreath. Glued everything on and Bam! A Finished Personal Wreath!

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2 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that turned out SOOOO cute! I love the way your rosettes look...

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  2. Love, love, love this! I'm going to have to make a new one for my door now.

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