Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Wreath Making Frenzy

So what's a girl to do while waiting out a hurricane? Well if she's lucky enough to have power for her glue gun, she goes on a little wreath making frenzy!
 
 
 While other people prepared by stocking up on milk, bread and toilet paper, I made sure I was ready with greens, ribbon, berries, snow and glitter!
 
 
 
 
 
For holiday wreaths, I like to start with a pre-made green wreath, but always add wispy pieces of other greenery to make it more interesting.
 
 
 
The fun part is picking out what pieces to hot glue on to the wreath.
 
 
 
 
I try to coordinate the color of the bow with whatever elements I'm going to add to the wreath. I don't start out with a specific plan, I just add items that coordinate nicely and every wreath ends up a little bit different.
 
 
Wired ribbon makes the very best bows.
 
 
 
 
 
Too bad I don't have a beach house!
 
 
 
 
Burlap bows are always fun too!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For a final touch, I lay the wreath on a sheet of poster board, spray with adhesive and give it a light dusting of snow and sometimes a little glitter too. It's only November, but my house is already covered with snow and glitter!
 
 
And I just had to make a few sheet music wreaths too!
 
 
Pretty, right?
 
 
So why did I go on a wreath making frenzy?
Our Elizabeth & Co. Holiday Open House is next weekend!
 
 
 If you're a local reader, I hope you can join us! Our little house is decorated from top to bottom with vintage holiday goodness!
 
There will be preview photos later in the week.
Complete details are on the sidebar.
 
Hmmm, I think I feel a stocking making frenzy coming on next!
 
I'm linking to...

A Diamond in the Stuff A Bowl Full of Lemons Mod Vintage Life
 
 
 

22 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! that was a frenzy! i love the silver and starfish one and also that red and white gingham! love!

Twice Nice said...

You had me at Pears and Burlap! Gorgeous Sharon. Seems like you just finished your Fall sale!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Hey girl! I've been out of commission for a few weeks. Glad to hear you weathered the hurricane! Looks like you stayed busy! LOVE the one with the jingle bells! What creativity in all of them!

Ali Richardson said...

Oh man, you have been BUSY! All of those are GREAT!! Of all the sales you have, I bet I would buy the most at your Christmas sale!

Susan - Uniquely Yours or Mine said...

Wow! What a great use of time ;) seriously beautiful wreaths! You are talented Sharon!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Fantastic job, Sharon! They are all gorgeous! Can't wait to see them in person and you at the tag sale. Megan

Artsy Matilda said...

You ALWAYS inspire me with the quality AND quantity of items you are able to make in one sitting!! I would've been thrilled with just one completed wreath! Did you have a tutorial for the music sheet wreath once upon a time? Or is that pesky memory of mine playing her tricks again? Beautiful wreaths, Sharon. As always. Best of luck with your open house. Wish I could attend!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Your wreaths are gorgeous! I'm sure they will sell like hotcakes ;-)

Anne said...

Elizabeth your wreathes are beautiful!! Especially love that starfish wreath!
xx
Anne

Susie said...

SHARON !!! I loved them all. You did a fabulous job. Smiles, xo, Susie

regan said...

Oh, how I wish I lived near you! These wreaths are beautiful.....I can't wait to see more picks of your holiday decor!

NanaDiana said...

I so wish I lived closer to you- I can't wait to see what all you have for your show. Your wreaths are wonderful. Of course you KNOW I love the beachy one. Perfect for a waterfront home. Blessings to you- xo Diana

Bliss said...

A LITTLE wreath making frenzy????? You crafted enough for all of us!

Bliss

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sharon,
Glad you had power so you could get all these pretty wreaths made...luv the coastal one.

Blessings,
Linda

GirlRural.com said...

I love the wreaths with the big burlap bows! We really need to change our our holiday wreath this year and this provided the perfect inspiration.

Good Time Charlie said...

I love all your wreaths!! I would take any of them home with me. What a great way to endure a bad storm. You weren't kidding when you said you had craft stuff and glitter everywhere!!! Thinking good thoughts for you this next week, it will be HUGELY successful!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Sharon,

all of your wreaths are beautiful! You do such pretty work. I've never made a wreath, and if I did it would look awful.
sweet job with the bows!!!

gail

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

You sure got a lot accomplished and they are all so pretty. I agree that the starfish one is perfectly beachy. The open house is sure to look festive now. Looking forward to seeing the photos.

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

I love the wreaths with star fish! So unexpected but looks great! I also love those burlap bows - very lush!

Stacey said...

I love them all! I need more wall space to hang wreaths...they are my weakness! If you don't mind my asking, where do you find your sheet music? I have looked all over where we live & have not had any luck. That is one that I am dying to make!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Your wreaths are beautiful, Sharon. I especially love the sheet music wreath! Thank you for stopping by my blog today and leaving encouraging words--it was so nice to hear from you, and glad you enjoyed my bookcase and the soup recipe!

Kelly said...

These are beautiful! I'm stuck with no school for the rest of the week because of power outages... I'd love to try to make some. Great job!