18 February 2012

baby wreath



Hey all!!
So sorry it's been a while! With hubby away, I've been trying to get a lot of cleaning, organizing, Master's thesis work, and baby projects done! Not to mention getting the house ready for his arrival home again- so soon!! Anyhoo, I've had a lot of projects in the works, but hadn't gotten a chance to put finishing touches on a lot of them (or just haven't photographed them yet!).



But here's a project that I recently finished, and I'm SO excited to share- one of those things that actually turned out better than I imagined it! Hehe, and that rarely happens, so I'm super psyched! So this is a wreath for a baby's nursery :)

the only materials are...
wool yarn, "styrofoam" wreath, felt, scissors, needle, threads, and pretty pins, straight bins, and hot glue (to secure the yarn ends of the "baby" word)

there were really only a few steps to this wreath...
{1} wrap the wreath
{2} wrap the "baby" word
{3} stitch together various flowers
{4} pin everything to the wreath, and hang!

There's a few fun features here too...
  • all of the flowers are removable, so the wreath and yarn-wrapped "baby" can be reused for future projects or customized to different genders. The flowers on the wreath part are pinned in place. The flower on the "baby" word is attached with thread, so you can just cut the threads to remove. All flowers are one piece, so if you remove them, they won't fall apart or anything ;) You could also attach the flowers to hair clips for a fashionable baby (or mama!) accessory!
  • the "baby" word is not permanently attached to the main wreath, so you can easily remove it and put it elsewhere in the nursery (ie. bookshelf, wall, etc) for added decor :)
  • I got the idea for the "baby" word via Pinterest from Family Chic- I deviated from her tutorial a little, since I used a thick gauged floral wire and hot glued the ends
  • the flowers are from various tutorials around the web- all are made via cutting out some felt and stitching the petals together, super simple! if you google "felt flowers" you'll find a bunch of tutes :)
  • since all the flowers and word are temporarily attached, you could use the same wreath base for all sorts of occasions- switch out the word, switch out the flowers, the possibilities are endless ;)



So that about wraps up this project... hopefully I'll be back here regularly as I {finally} finish up projects and get them photographed! I have so much to share- decor projects, organizing, foodie stuff, and more!!

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10 comments:

The Shady Porch said...

So cute! I love this wreath! I especilly how flexible yo made it for change! I am now following via LF and was hoping you would follow back. I don't want to lose anyone when GFC goes away! :)

Jerri Rivers said...

What a sweet wreath! Great job!

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BottledBeauty said...

Looks so whimsical & sweet. Nicely done!

RHome410 said...

Glad to see you back, sharing such a cute project. I still nosily wonder if this is for 'a nursery' or 'THE nursery'...

Please forgive that I get completely excited about anything baby. But I promise to mind my own business from now on. ;-)

Samm Spangler said...

Super cute wreath! Did it take you long to make? the felt flowers are adorable!

-Samm
littlehouseinthebigd.blogspot.com

Kim said...

So pretty, love how you did the word!

Tisha said...

Wow! This is amazing! I can't imagine how long it took you to wrap all that. Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home.

Caroline said...

Just saw this feature at The Delectable Home... so glad I came across it because you have an awesome blog! Newest follower right here!

Caroline @ Double the Decor

cathhasablog@gmail.com said...

This wreath is absolutely beautiful! I love your blog...I am definitely your newest loyal follower! :) Cath
Home is Where my Heart is
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