Monday, June 14, 2010

Obssesed

Okay, so I have an obsession with green wreaths right now, especially boxwood ones! My Front door has a very large one...

And as if that is not enough, I needed one on the window to match...

And for some reason, I still wasn't satisfied, so I had to go and add another in my house (which is completely visible when you walk in from my wreath infested porch).
Here is how to make one...
...Thanks to Rebekah at All Thingz Related for the idea! Go HERE to see hers (She used hers on double pantry doors - so freakin' cute!)
I bought a boxwood "bush" at Hobby Lobby for $4, and a grapevine wreath for $1.25.
I also used hot glue, but that is optional. (I just have a one year old who attacks all my decor to test its durability, so I glued mine)

1. Cut apart the "bush" with wire cutters, then cut each stem in half so they aren't so long.

2. Add a dab of hot glue to the end of the stem- no brainer - I know!

3. Insert glued end into grapevine wreath. Continue all around, evenly filling in all gaps.

4. Be more careful than I was - I ended up with 2 nasty burns!!! Why is it I can use power tools and not hurt myself, but the second I pick up a glue gun I get injured? (knock on wood)

Tada!!! I LOVE my new $5.25 wreath! I'm not too sold on the rest of the decor, but the wreath is there to stay! Yes I know there are nails sticking out of my finial - I stole it off the fence of my old house before I moved for a keepsake! :) And I wasn't strong enough to pull the nails out, and too impatient to wait for my husband to do it before I took the picture.

Thanks again to Rebekah for the inspiration!
Confession - I want to make two more slightly different boxwood wreaths for my laundry room makeover- am I going overboard???

9 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love the wreath! You inspire me to make my own for our new house we're moving into in 2 weeks! I don't think you're going overboard with wreaths at all!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Love the simplicity of this - simply gorgeous! Fabulous job! Visiting from SDC. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~Stephanie Lynn

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This project made me heart go pitter pat. Well done.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

The wreath is beautiful! It would look great in my house!

De Javu Crafts said...

I have been SERIOUSly looking for a wreath like this FOREVER. im so mad that i just came from Hobby lobby and i didnt see any of that stuff. :( now i am 3 hrs away from any crafty store. DANG IT!!!!!
Your is SO cute, just make one for me and send it my way!

Kaysi said...

It looks great! I need a wreath for my front door!

Jesica said...

Even with all the redecorating I've been doing for the past year, seeing your fun projects makes me want to keep going! You've given me lots of great ideas, now I just need to do them! Think I could have some of them done by the reunion??? Probably not, but that doesn't mean I won't try!! Love ya and see you guys soon!!

Kulla Klan said...

The wreath looks great there . . . but I also love the little decorative balls in the bowl! Darling:) Aimee

Jenny said...

Really cute. This made me laugh: wreath infested porch

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