Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wreath Update

A couple weeks ago I participated in a Blog Swap and shared my little wreath update project. So I thought today I would share it here with you! 

I had made this pretty simple wreath a while ago (check out that post on my old blog here) and decided it was time to update it, while at the same time trying out a technique I've been seeing everywhere lately, fabric flowers.

I started this update by carefully removing the numbers and flowers off the wreath which, even though they were stuck on with hot glue, was pretty easy.

Next I laid out some newspaper and re-painted the numbers in a soft yellow for a bit of cheerful colour.

For the fabric flowers I looked through a couple of tutorials and it all seemed pretty straight forward. I found some simple white cotton fabric at Wal-Mart and cut it into strips. To make one flower I took two strips and tied them together at one end, and twisted them up. Using fabric glue (do NOT use a hot glue gun, please learn from my mistakes) I wound the fabric in on itself in a flat spiral, using the glue every so often to keep it together. Then when I got to the end I neatly glued the fabric on the back of the flower to neatly finish it off.

It took a little bit but I finally got a hang of it and when I had finished making them I glued my collection of flowers on the wreath a little grouping. Once the paint was dry on the numbers I glued them back onto the wreath too.

Overall it is just a simple update, but puts a smile on my face every time I come home and see it.

1 comment:

  1. Love the idea of putting your house numbers up =) And the yellow color is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us!


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