Monday, September 3, 2012

Burlap, canvas and hydrangeas....A Fall Wreath

Hello my sweet friends. I hope you are enjoying your Labour Day weekend.  Being that this weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, we are trying to slow right down and enjoy the last weekend before the kiddies go back to school on Tuesday. 


Last week I was able to spend some time doing a little crafting as the kiddies were away for the day.  While I wanted to take advantage of a quiet house and do a little painting, I instead decided to make this wreath and begin making the transition into Fall.  I showed you a little peek of this wreath on my FB last week.

I used some dried blossoms of Hydrangeas and roses. The kiddies brought me some tiny little acorns they found on the road and were happy to see me glue them onto the wreath (it's the little things that make kids happy). 


I used some burlap from Canvas Corp as well as canvas sheets to make these oak leaves.  You can see how I make them here.

I thought of making a tutorial for the wreath, but it's really very simple.
1. Rip long strips of drop cloth about 3" wide. I ripped them the length of the drop cloth which I think it's 8'.
2. Dip in tea or coffee to stain (if desired)
3. Hang to dry
4. Wrap foam wreath with the cloth, making sure you cover the entire wreath and pin in place


5. Tie a lose knot around the wreath and cut excess cloth 
6. Untie the knot and use as measurement for the rest of the strips
7. The picture above shows you how I tied the knots of both burlap and drop cloth around the wreath until entire wreath was covered
8. Embellish with flowers, leaves, etc.


Note: Because of my impatience I decided to dry the drop cloth in the drier, which unfortunately turned into a huge mess as the strips became extremely tangled and frayed. Will I ever learn? 


I really like the softness of the wreath, yet the various textures of the dried hydrangeas and of course the burlap scream Fall to me. 

I love summer, but during the Fall months is when my creativity seems to take a little bit of a spike as I always feel more inspired.  I am not really sure what it is about Fall that makes me feel like a 'real' artist. 

During mt recent time off, I had time to think about what I want for this little Craftberry Bush.  I am not sure how things will unfold, but I do know I want you to be a part of it. Be it through a linky party, Q&A sessions, New Blogger highlights...basically all those little things that were helpful to me when I first started. 

My journal is overflowing with ideas and I can't wait to start sharing!

As usual, thank you for being here!

much love,
Lucy 


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45 comments:

  1. oh....just gaw-ge-ous!! & i'm gonna do a copycat as i have those same hydrangeas & i'll be sure to give you credit! Esther

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    1. do you have to spray the dried hydrangea?

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  2. Lovely Fall wreath! Thanks for sharing how you made it!!!

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  3. This is a pretty, light, natural and fall-like wreath. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

    Betty

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  4. So very pretty, I love everything about it. Great backdrop also:)

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  5. It's so pretty Lucy, the textures and soft colors are perfect together.

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  6. Lucy,
    That is a beautiful fall wreath!!!
    xx
    Anne

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  7. that is beautiful! thanks for sharing ...

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  8. love this!! the fabric leaves are gorgeous as well!! ;0

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  9. OOhhh... adorable!!! I luv this... thinking I want to make one.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers, Gee

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  10. Just gorgeous, Lucy. As always, your creations are lovely. ♥

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  11. That is beautiful:) I found you through Crafty Texas Girls linky party

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the burlap and the neutral colors. Pinned :)

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  13. This is beautiful! Well done! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great day! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_03_archive.html

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  14. Lucy - this is stunning!! All of my favorite things combined into one gorgeous wreath.

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  15. Woohoo! That is awesome. Featured you tonight on my fb page-- thanks for sharing at Cowgirl Up this week. Grab a "I was featured button" from my blog.
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Texas-Girls/140299076008437

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  16. Lucy, your wreath is just gorgeous! I love how you've incorporated bits of nature and the soft colors are so pretty. Thanks for the tutorial... the last wreath I tried to make ended up under a bed it was so hideous! :-) Maybe I'll attempt to make another this fall.

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  17. Oh, I love this! And it looks perfect hanging on that old window! I'm your newest follower :)
    Susan

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  18. wow!!! This wreath is absolutely wonderful!!!

    hugs,
    Sara

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  19. So beautiful~ I love it! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  20. Love this so beautiful love the burlap really ties it all in. Would love it if you have time to come by and share it a Share it One More Time http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/09/share-it-one-more-time-party-and.html
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    Tammy

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  21. So gorgeous, congrats on your feature at The 36th Ave!

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  22. This is just so lovely in every way. I am definitely pinning this and hopefully making one this weekend. If you have a chance, I would love for you to stop by Redoux and share it at my link party. Open all weekend until midnight, Sunday. Thanks! -K

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  23. Oh my goodness, I love this!! Turned out beautiful!

    -Fotini { http://glamorousbride.blogpsot.com }

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  24. Beautiful and pinned.

    Stopping over from CraftyScrappyHappy to say hello.

    ~Bliss~

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  25. Hi Lucy! This is such a gorgeous wreath. So much nicer than those you can buy at the expensive decor stores. I love how you incorporated the dried flowers and made the oak leaves. LOVely!

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  26. It's gorgeous!! I hope you will stop by and link up at my All Things Fall Party! http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/2012/09/all-things-fall-and-folk-magazine.html

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  27. During mt recent time off, I had time to think about what I want for this little https://www.rx247.net Craftberry Bush. I am not sure how things will unfold, but I do know I want you to be a part of it. Be it through a linky party, Q&A sessions, New Blogger highlights...basically all those little things that were helpful to me when I first started.

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  28. Lucy, it's beautiful. My favorite wreath by far. I'm including a link back in my 'natural' fall round up. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring creativity!

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  29. What a beautiful and elegantly done wreath! I'll have it up on my facebook!

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  31. Love, love this. I think you can have this hanging up all year.

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  32. LOVE LOVE LOVE this wreath and had to pin it!

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  33. WOW this is my favorite Spring Wreath by far! way to go.... so crafty and just beautiful. Great inspiration for the rest of us.

    :)

    www.amommylifestyle.com

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  34. The Burlap, canvas and hydrangeas are looking outstanding. Craft-berry bush all time my favorite and I have it in my house. When I read this post regarding such great canvas I just stay around and book mark it. Great work. Kinesio taping

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