Showing posts with label wreath. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wreath. Show all posts

Friday, May 13, 2011

Etceteras: butterfly wreath

I love seeing all the butterflies flittering around our yard lately.

They don’t stop for very long so I decided the next best thing would be to bring them inside.

To make a butterfly wreath that you can enjoy year-round, you’ll need:
  • Wire or wire hanger
  • Organza ribbon
  • Paper or fabric leaves
  • Butterfly printouts
  • Glue gun

  1. Start by shaping your wire into a wreath form.
  2. I made a spiral shape with both ends open to give this wreath an airy and branch-like feel.
  3. Once you have your form, wrap organza ribbon around the wire and use hot glue to secure it every now and then.
  4. You can probably get the same “twig” effect using brown raffia or kraft paper.
  5. Add your leaves and other natural elements like bits of moss and pussy willow as I did.
  6. Print out some beautiful butterflies that are available online and glue to your wreath.

Beautiful butterflies that won’t flitter away.


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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Etceteras: pink berry wreath

I couldn’t resist these stems of pink berries from the dollar store.

I usually go with the “less-is-more” rule but in this case I went with the “more, more, more rule” and layered the clusters of berries all around the wreath.

 
I added a few of the leaves that came with the berries and this pink berry wreath is ready to hang.

A quick and easy project that adds a pop of pink to this room.  




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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Etceteras: spring flower mobile


I love how bright and cheerful these yellow flowers are and wanted to come up with a unique way to display them.

I decided against making another wreath (since I’ve run out of wreath hanging space) and went with a mobile.


To make a mobile like this, you’ll need:
  • Wire hangers
  • Floral tape
  • Silk flowers
  • Moss
  • Glue gun
  1. Cut your wire hangers into five straight pieces in varying lengths.
  2. For the center vertical wire make a loop at the top using pliers.
  3. Arrange the horizontal wires and use a dab of hot glue to hold into place.
  4. Cover all the wire with floral tape (I used brown floral tape)
  5. Add your flowers and moss and adhere with hot glue.

Find a corner that needs brightening, hang your mobile and enjoy.

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