Wednesday, September 2, 2009

First Wreath

I've always wanted a wreath but they cost SO much money! When I checked the price to make one, even then, it was too much. I'm cheap I tell ya! So while walking through The Dollar Tree, I saw a hula hoop and a noodle and got the idea to cut the noodle in half, long ways and attach it to the hula hoop for my base. I spent a total of $18 on this thing and I'm so not pleased. Now I know why they cost so much. haha!

I wrapped the noodle in burlap that I got on clearance. Burned myself a few times with the hot glue gun. OUCH!
The darn thing is too big for my door. Not that I want anyone to see it, anyway.
Have you made a wreath? Got pics or tips on how to make one look good?

DIY Day @ ASPTL


17 comments:

Antoinette said...

You seriously don't give yourself enough credit. I think it looks awesome!!!! So much better than I could ever do! I would leave it there....and be proud of it! It really does look great!

Barbs said...

I think it looks great! Do you have a fireplace? I bet it would look great over the mantle.

stefanie said...

now you are ready for fall!

Tina said...

Wow, this looks great!! I love the initial and the size of the wreath! I am going to try to make a new fall wreath for the front door that is larger! Wish me luck!

Hendrickson Family said...

adorable!!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Congrats on your first wreath - cute!

Jen said...

Aaaaawe! How pretty! Looks Good! Saw your link on ASPTL. Very good job!

Elaine said...

Nicely done, it's so gratifying to make something with our own hands. We never think they look as good as other people do! I've been wanting a fall wreath, maybe I'll have to add that to my list of things to do myself. :)

Kimba said...

Awwww, honey! What's wrong with it? You were crazy-creative to come up with the hula-hoop/pool noodle idea! That makes for a huge wreath!

I love the you wrapped it in the burlap before you started decorating!

If you want to give it a try again with a smaller size, try to find a cheap wreath form made of grapevine or straw. I just found one at the thrift store the other day for $1. That will give you the size you want for a front door.

But seriously, what don't you like about the one you made? I think you did great!

Shell said...

I think it looks great!

My parents used to make real christmas wreaths with coat hangers. You can shape them to any size you want. Maybe try that with padding?

Jan said...

I LOVE you wreath! I thought I had a noodle and I was gonna go right out and start it...but the noodle was thrown away! Grrr! I made a smaller one and put a small mini tutorial on my blog. Go take a look! It cost me $4 for the whole thing! Got it all at Dollar Tree! It's hanging at work by my desk! Your wreath looks great!

Its So Very Cheri said...

It's beautiful. I hope you will post this to my party tomorrow.

Cheri

Its So Very Cheri said...

Thanks for posting to the party and inspiring others.

Cheri

Its So Very Cheri said...

I need you to add my button to your post.

Cheri

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Your wreath turned out great!!! I've always managed to find deals on wreaths in the past. Got my fall one at Walmart for $10.00. But yours will mean more to you cause you made it.

Let it Shine said...

I think you did great!! Making a wreath is no easy feat.

Alyshia

Its So Very Cheri said...

Be sure to come by tonight around 9pm (Eastern time) for the announcement so you don't miss out. I promise-it good-really really good.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri


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