5.03.2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Actually, April showers just bring more May showers, so I'm making my own flowers.  Emily at Jones Design Company is having a week of flower making tutorials.  If you haven't already checked out her posts from Flower Week you will definitely want to.  I adore everything Emily makes.

Our front door needed a new spring wreath and I've been looking around for inspiration.  As soon as I saw Emily's post yesterday, I was inspired.  While I was running errands today, I stopped in Michael's and picked up some scrapbook paper.  I came straight home and got to work on my wreath.

This is how it turned out.


I already had the wreath and I simply wrapped it in strips of some canvas fabric I had on hand.


Rather than gluing the flowers on the wreath, I stuck a straight pin in the middle of each one to attach them to the wreath.



The new spring wreath is replacing this fall wreath, which was also inspired by one of Emily's creations.


Does the fabric look familiar? It was leftover from when I had these wingback chairs covered.


I think it would look great all filled in, but honestly, I was getting pretty tired of rolling flowers.  I'm sure I'll be back at it tomorrow. I would love to make a few more.  If you want to give this project a try, check out Emily's tutorial here.


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14 comments:

  1. Wow, I love this wreath! It's gorgeous! It looks so bright and cheerful. Great work!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  2. Love it!!! You did such a nice job on it. I love these but I admit I am afraid to try it : )

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  3. That looks amazing! I love it with the bright colors. Thanks for the mention.

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  4. This is such a cute wreath! I've yet to make a wreath of my own. I'm a new followers of yours--love your blog. I'd love if you linked up to Sew Woodsy!

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  5. Andrea! I love that wreath. I'm not a wreath person, but that is so cute. Love how colorful it is.

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  6. What fun and inspiring wreaths... thanks for sharing these rainy day spring projects!
    Dee Dee

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  7. Oh so darn cute. You have inspired me as I need to put a little more spring in my wreath!

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  8. I love the wreaths! I'm going to try to make one:)

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  9. It's as sweet as can be! Love it!

    Sheila

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  10. That is just an adorable wreath. I love all the colors -- just says "summer-time!" Your feature/interview over at HyphenInteriors was great. I have very similar feeling & reasons for starting my blog, too. Keep having fun!
    CAS

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  11. LOVE THAT! We too are in need of a spring wreath and Im afraid it will be summer by the time I get to it! Maybe I should just make a summer one! Love yours :)

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  12. I'm back! I loved this wreath so much I featured it on my blog today. Check it out! http://www.maybematilda.com/2011/05/five-favorites-and-my-mothers-day-gift.html

    Thanks for sharing your great project!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  13. So pretty! I love how crisp the paper flowers look, and how much easier they are than the fabric versions! The wreath is perfect!

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