February 29, 2012

My Charming St. Patrick's Wreath

It's March 1st tomorrow!!!
Can you believe that February is already over??

I'm excited because March means spring break...and my birthday :)
So it's always a fun month.

What are you most excited about for spring???

I love St Patricks Day because it's the first holiday that really starts bring spring colors in.
I love seeing fresh green everywhere and since green isn't usually in my colors, I love getting the chance to play with it!!

I'm not big on spreading 'luck' everywhere so I racked my brain trying to come up with other words that could be used for St Pattys...

and I guess you'll have to wait a sec to see what I chose :)

I decided to go with a different wreath base this time around because I had a fun grapevine wreath kicking it in my garage from Goodwill.
A mere .50 cents.
Love a good steal!

And amazingly enough, it didn't even have anything hideous to pull off of it
 (which is usually the case)
It was just in plain, somewhat shabby, form.


I trimmed him up a bit and then got out a ton of supplies.
Does anyone else craft like this?
I usually get out pretty much anything I could see myself using and then get to work.
I use probably about a 1/4 of what I get out...but I can see everything and know what works and what doesn't.
It's my little process :)


I ended up using just a few things to make my flowers and embellishements:
*Green T-shirt
*Sheet Music
*Twill ribbon
*Wooden Discks
*Scrapbook Paper
*Green printed Ribbon
*Buttons

I used the t-shirt, music sheets and scrapbook paper to make my chunky four-leaf clovers.

The covered circles were some wooden discs I had that I wrapped the twill ribbon around and hot glued.
I had fun making different flowers and clovers and then hot-glued them to the wreath.


Since the grapevine wreath was more of an oval shape, I wanted to add something to the top too.
Cue in my St Patty's word I wanted to put on there.
I finally decided on 'Charmed' because I just kinda of adore that word :)

Doesn't it fit perfectly?


I made a fun little pennant banner out of scrapbook paper and then used some chipboard letters that I inked black to spell out 'charmed'.
The twill ribbon worked perfectly to string the little mini banner.

Aren't mini banners the cutest?



I 'm in love with all the textures and colors of green :)


Though these grapevine wreaths are finicky little creatures.
I don't think they're big fans of having things hot-glued to them :)

I had to work with it a bit to get all the pieces to fit nicely and not just fall off the crazy vines.

I ended up looping the ribbon on the banner through the vine and then hotgluing the ends together.




I think he turned out charming, don't you?

Have you made any fun St Patty's day projects recently?

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14 comments:

  1. It came out Super Charming! Really Cute! I love little banners as well! This baby is going to look fab hanging up!

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  2. Charmed! What a cute wreath with a cute saying! I love the banner! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Very charming indeed! Just pinned and would love for you to share with my readers if you get the chance. Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    http://www.momontimeout.com/2012/02/taking-timeout-thursday-no19.html

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  4. Oh I love a fun wreath! This turned out great. I hope you will link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/st-pattys-day-project-parade-linky.html

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  5. Love this adorable wreath! I'm featuring your idea tomorrow on my St. Pat's Day wreath post. Stop by and check it out. I'd love to have you link it up to my Springtime Holiday Link party, too. Thanks, Michelle
    http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html

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  6. So cute!
    Blythe
    www.thedesperatecraftwives.blogspot.com

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  7. The wreath is really cute. I like how you added the sweet banner with the word, charmed.

    I hope you are able to stop by and share at the It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising.

    Erika

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  8. I would love for you to link up with Make-It-Yourself Monday at my blog, An Original Belle. Each Monday three links get featured! Thanks! I hope to see you there!

    http://anoriginalbelle.blogspot.com/2012/03/make-it-yourself-monday-18-link-up.html

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  9. Love your St. Patrick’s Day wreath, super cute. :) Paula

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  10. Love it! So simple and so cute! :)

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  11. Love how you used sheet music with your flower. And "Charmed" is such a perfect phrase for St. patrick's Day. so creative!

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