Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Wreath DIY

I always love this time of year.  Things start warming up, the days start getting longer, you see little buds and blooms pop up, the grass turns greener, the air is fresh - its just wonderful.  Then the pollen comes and the humidity is quick to follow...but we won't talk about that.  Today is all about feeling springy and cheery.  I have a little wreath/embroidery to share with you today.  It meets my three criteria for projects- easy, simple and cheap.  For projects like this, just use what you have already and be creative.  No need to spend a bunch of money on seasonal decor.  I used pretty much leftover supplies from other projects to make this one.

For this project I used:
- Embroidery Hoops  (4"&12")
- Scrap Fabric
- Scrap lace ribbon & felt
- Embroidery Thread

You will also need a hot glue gun and needle

First step is getting your fabric framed inside your small hoop and then you just cut your felt and ribbon to the size you want and lightly hot glue it down to your fabric.  Cut a longer strip of fabric for the bigger hoop and wrap it around the entire hoop.  I used a little hot glue and the beginning and end to secure it.  I kind of love the frayed ends and shabby chic feeling of this so no need to fret over frays or fringe.  This fabric is actually a leftover kitchen towel from my luggage rack redo and the shower curtain I used when we built our fabric ottoman.  Both are from Target in case you are wondering.

Ok, don't let the next part scare you.  I simply stitched a little "happy" into my embroidery.  I was going for a vintage/shabby chic feel so its just a quick free-handed embroidery.  Really, really easy.  I don't sew at all and I can do this - so can you!

I also made a few rosettes out of my scrap fabric/kitchen towel for the larger hoop.  I used the same technique as I did with these felt no sew flowers.  They are super easy to make.  

Finish it off with a little lace ribbon and you are done!  Now my little faux mantel is starting to look all springy and bright.  

This milk glass vase and turquoise ball jar are two of my favorite things.  Now I just need some of our flowers to spring up so I have something to put in them.

Aren't you guys ready for pretty spring days?  What kind of springy projects are you working on?  Share with me!

Have a great Wednesday!

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  2. Love that Target fabric! (Is what I meant to say before accidentally deleting my comment. Ha!)

  3. Love the wreath and your mantel! I made a spring wreath this week too!

  4. Rally cute! I love where you put it... where did you find such perfect greenery? and I love that old window! (: Super cute!!
    Found you from the blog hop!
    Have a great week!


  5. Cute!! I love the way it looks! Especially with that pretty green wreath around it.

  6. Your wreath is darling. It will never be spring here. I'm sure of it. It will be snowing in July.

  7. I LOVE this! What a great idea! I'm going to dig around my craft room tomorrow to see what I can come up with. So cute!

  8. How stinkin' cute is this!?! LOVE. I'm now following you via GFC and Twitter. Have a great day!