Monday, February 8, 2010

Do It Yourself Day...

It is Tuesday again...well almost and I am joining in on the fun over at Kimba's and Susan's. My project this past week was creating a wreath for our front door. She has been naked since the first week of January and driving me insane. I had perused the isles of HobLob and well nothing inspired me to make my next wreath. Even the Hubster complained that the front door was naked! If The Hubster was complaining I knew something had to be done. I decided to make a burlap wreath that I had been seeing a lot of around blogland. I considered it more of an indoor wreath but figured why not for the outside as well. Here is what I came up with.

All I used was a hanger of course. Then probably three yards of burlap cut into 4 inch strips a yard long. I have seen directions for less yardage but when I looped the loops randomly mine never seemed full because the burlap would just smoosh down on itself once I held it up. I then had some left over red gingham ribbon from the holidays and decided to hang it up using that. I added two gingham bows as well but thought it needed something more so I stole decorations from what use to be my Valentine tree...decided to forgo it this year....and just wrapped the red berries and mini rose garland around it. I think it turned out pretty nice. I knew though once I looked at it hanging up there that The Hubster first words would be "Why did you hang up a Christmas wreath!?". Yep, that was the first thing he said when he walked the the front door that day! I had to point out the mini roses!:)

This may very well be my project for next week. She keeps staring at me expecting me to make her more beautiful.

She thinks she can look like this beauty but I am very intimidated by this project even though I have all the supplies to get going on it. Turns out I know who owns that beauty and they have their house up for sale so I emailed um asking what they did. I won't be able to paint the mirror above ours even though I know it would make it just perfect because well it goes to our dresser in the master bedroom but I think if I could just take a leap of faith and just do it our surround could easily look just as good. I hope! Check back next week to see if I actually get the nerve up to tackle it! I do know I will be finishing up my accessory rearrangement.

Thanx for stopping by and be sure to head over to Kimba's and Susan's for even more great DIY projects!! Also if ya liked what ya see be sure to grab my new bloggy button! Yes, I am shamelessly promoting my new button. I just love it! Its over there on the right hand side. Ya see it over there? Go ahead and grab it if ya wanna!:) I promise I won't burst into a happy dance and embarrass you to where you will never want to return.


  1. I think the wreath is cute! Funny how we know our hubby's reactions to things before they even say it. I have a paint job to start on my coffee table.

  2. Adorable wreath.

    I'm confused about the next project. Are you going to make over your fireplace? I love all your accessories on that whole wall. The room is verrrry cozy.

  3. New to your blog :) I love your wreath! I so need to get my craft on with some wreath-y stuff. I can't seem to find ones to purchase that I love. Makes sense that I should just make my own! Have a great Tuesday!

  4. Beautiful wreath! I love how full it is. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Your wreath is just gorgeous! I can only imagine what that would sell for in a store!!

  6. Love the wreath you made and I love your whit. You like a lot of the same stuff I do. My husband isn't too wild about rooster lamps either, but hey. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am going to follow yours...Kim

  7. The wreath is adorable. The texture of burlap has always appealed to me.

  8. Thanx gals for all the lovely comments on the wreath! I am now brainstorming a springy wreath though it will still in the 40s at night.

  9. What a pretty wreath! I love it!
    Have a wonderful evening!


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