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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Bunch of Bountiful Baubles



I love how this wreath turned out.  These are the colors I have spruced with for the last few years; powder pink, robin’s egg blue, soft mint… 

This wreath looks like it might be easy to make but it was truly a labor of love.

 I first strong ornaments (all the same size) on a wire clothes hanger (you know, you’ve seen this on Pinterest).  Well, let me tell you, you can’t just slide the bobbles on the hanger and expect it to look like a wreath.  The tip of all the ornaments first need to be hot glued so they don’t fall off. Then, once you have your hanger chuck-full of ornament you need to add some more so they start to bunch up.  Then hot glue all ornaments  together (in inconspicuous places) so the glue doesn’t show and the wreath is solid and doesn’t wobble all over the place.  Never again - it is really quite tedious work.  

After I did all that, I added more ornaments (not on the hanger but all around the perimeter) -- Some larger, some smaller, some tiny.  This helps fill in all the gaps and flat or empty looking places. 

Then I added a very pretty beaded ribbon I found at the big craft store and topped it off a big hand tied silver bow.
I finagled a “hanging loop” thru the glued ornaments and made sure it was around the inner clothes hanger so it would be nice and secure to hang from a door.  There had to be an easier way to do this from the beginning but I forgot to do it at the start -  I have a knack for making things more difficult than they need to be :( )

The final touch was the “Merry Christmas”, cut with my trusty Cricut and some glitter paper in coordinating colors.

I did make it for the craft fare with two other wreaths that were much easier to make. This one I priced high at $75 -- (because of the amount of work and because I secretly hopped it would sell – I want it!) Only problem is, it’s to thick to fit between the front door and the screen door.  I do have a nice floor wreath hanger I can put it on though.

 Here is other one I made.  I’ll defiantly make one like this again.  That was just wrapping silver garland around a foam wreath base and added a few clusters of ornaments with hot glue and a per-made “Merry Christmas” sign. Oh, and don't forget the bow.  Easy-Peasy!  

 And it fits behind the screen door!

 
Places I am Sharing on: 

Cut it Up - Challenge #110 Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Christmas Word Challenge 
Fantabulous  Cricut -  Challenge #291
Crafty Ribbon Challenge - Christmas #178


Thanks for looking.  God bless and happy Scrappin!

15 comments:

  1. Your labor of love was worth the effort. It's stunning!

    Thanks for joining us for our Holiday Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at Cut it Up!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  2. You put together a fabulous display of holiday merry! Now go forth and defiantly make a new one and send it to me. :0) Beautiful work and the Merry Christmas cut sets it out perfectly. Thanks for sharing your talent at Fantabulous Circut.

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  3. I saw a tutorial on how to do this on Pinterest and thought it would be harder than they made it out to be....your experience is more like what I expected, lol! That said, it turned out absolutely beautiful!!!!! I would definitely keep it!!!! And your cricut words make the perfect final holiday touch!!! The second one is gorgeous also-you are super creative!! Thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge this week!
    :)
    Michelle

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  4. Oh so pretty!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges
    Laura
    DT

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  5. A very pretty wreath and thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons and hope you come back again. Carol S. DT

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  6. Gorgeous! I do appreciate your comments because on pinterest, it looks like it would be the easiest project.

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  7. I agree, gorgeous. You can tell that you put a lot of work into these wreaths. I love the soft colors and all the bring. Nice wording, also. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

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  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  9. Both of your wreaths are beautiful, but I like the first one a bit better to be honest. It's the kind of wreath I've been planning/wanting to make for a while, but haven't gotten around to do it yet. Plus, the colours are perfect too! :)

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  10. Even though you said it was a lot of work, the end results are just gorgeous! I love your colors, your bow is beautiful and the Cricut cut adds the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2!

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  11. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your Christmas wreaths are beautiful.

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic colors :)
    Sherrie K

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  13. Love your pastel wreath. I have not seen that technique and don't think I'll try. Thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge this week. It turned out great.

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  14. This is fantastic!! It looks amazing - and what a great idea to add the diecut sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us for the FCCB challenge this week! Hugs, DT Karla

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  15. Wow, beautiful wreaths! I love them all. Adding the Cricut sentiment was a wonderful idea, it looks great. Thank you for joining us at FCCB.

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