Thursday, July 4, 2013

Be My Guest: The Silly Pearl

Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope you all enjoy the holiday - if you’re here in the U.S. If not, well, happy Thursday to everyone else. Today, while I’m still away, I have the wonderful and adorable Steph from The Silly Pearl holding down the fort.

Hello! My name is Steph and I write over at The Silly Pearl about the crafts I make and the thrifting I do in between cuddles with my six year old twin girls. I am so honored to be posting here on Homework today, as Carolyn is such a wonderful friend and great supporter of her fellow bloggers! And you all know about her amazing style, of course!

Is it the 4th of July already? Time to make a new wreath for my front door. I’m so excited to share it with you my Patriotic Sunburst Wreath today.

Patriotic Sunburst Wreath -- The Silly PearlI had recently made a larger sunburst wreath in more pastel-y colors for the spring, and I had just enough wood pieces left (game pieces from the thrift store) to make a smaller version of it in patriotic colors. I used a small wreath form from the craft store to anchor everything together.

Patriotic Sunburst Wreath - Before - The Silly PearlMy favorite paint to use is CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Paint. I painted the wreath form and the smaller wood pieces in Vintage White, and the larger pieces in Maine Harbor Blue (with a little bit of Vintage White mixed in to lighten it), and Traverse City Cherry, which is the red color. Next I glued all the pieces in place, starting with the red and blue ones, then layering the white ones on top of them. To create a little bit of a distressed finish, I used a damp rag and rubbed each piece to expose some of the original wood plus to lighten some spots. Finally, I tied some jute twine at the top for hanging. All done!

The Silly Pearl - Patriotic Sunburst WreathYou’ll find more detailed instructions for assembling the original, larger sunburst wreath here

Spring Sunburst Wreath - Detail - The Silly PearlIf you visit my blog, you’ll see I have a slight obsession with wreaths. And as you can see as well through all my wreaths, I cannot resist giving any type of craft a try.

DIY Wreath Tutorials - The Silly Pearl
Thank you so much Carolyn for having me on your beautiful, inspiring blog today! –Steph @ The Silly Pearl

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Look at all those adorable wreaths! You’ll find so many cute projects over at The Silly Pearl. Steph’s projects are always so colorful and have such a cheery vibe to them.

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful Patriotic Wreath with us Steph.

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1 comment :

  1. nice are doing a great job, all the best.


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