Thursday, December 6, 2012

Winter Tulle Wreath & a Gift

My craft stash is quite large and currently I am trying to clean out, organize, and use of as many supplies as I can before buying more.  This is never easy.  There are so many great supplies calling my name.  To help with this, I have not been to Joann's, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby in weeks.  But I did want a new wreath for our door.  I wanted one that could stay up through the winter.  Searching through my stash I found tons of white, sheer ribbon and tulle.  I did not have a wreath form so I improvised with cardboard.  Using a plate and bowl I cut out two circles of cardboard and the inside circles.  Then I glued them together for stability.  Then I cut all the tulle and ribbon to fairly even lengths.  Then I began wrapping them around the form and tying them all around.  I wanted the wreath to be very full and fluffy so I pushed each piece tightly together.
Here is the form filled with the tulle and ribbon.  Now the embellishment possibilities are endless. 
Because I was working with what I already had, I was limited in my embellishments.  These snowflakes were already in my stash so I hot glued them around the center of the wreath.  I really wish I had more blue to add to the wreath.  For now they are glued lightly and I can alter it whenever I find something I like more.
Here is the wreath on our door.  I am quite pleased with it. The best part was that everything was on hand.  The ribbon and tulle had been in my stash for a veeerrrryyy lllooonnnggg time and it makes me happy to see it put to good use.
My next project was another Pinterest favorite.  It is originally found here.  When I tried this, I could not find the original pin and I was in a bit of a hurry so I winged it.  I had the basic idea in my head from seeing it previously.  First, I started with the paper doily and followed her directions for that part.  The next part is what I tried on my own. I printed up a large E and cut it out.
Then using a fine point Sharpie marker
I traced the letter
Here it is missing a few lines but that's ok.

Then I filled it in with paint and ironed the bag to make it washer safe (at least I hope so).  I sent this off as a gift to a friend and I hope she loves it.  She loves monograms and I do believe I saw this her on to do list one day. I hope I beat her to it.  

There are so many projects started and others still swirling around my head.  Hopefully, I can finish them and post them soon.

I will be linking up to the fabulous parties here.


Mariel said...

Very pretty! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ..." We've also got a fun Christmas Wish List Giveaway going on which includes a chance to win a Blend Tec. Hope to see you there!

Kristin said...

Love your winter wreath! Love the snowflakes.

DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful job, Ruth! I love the wreath and handmade gifts are the best {love all things monogrammed}! Thanks so much for sharing!

mail4rosey said...

This is really pretty! Good for you for working on some of your projects. ALL of mine are in my head, lol.

Holly Lefevre said...

You are working over tie in the crafty department - just beautiful!

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