March 26, 2012

Vintage Inspired Spring Wreath

Spring break is over.
And I'm still not quite ok with that...

I'm trying to look at it as being that much closer to the end of the semester...
but it's hard when you come back from a relaxing week and have to spring right back into major projects.

These next two weeks are going to be ca-razy with a capital C.
So you'll have to bear with me :)
I might have to dissapear and hide away somewhere if I ever manage to get all my projects done...

In the meantime,
I wanted to show you a fun spring wreath I did a while back.

Yes...I said a while back.
I was in desperate need of some springification (my own word!)
So I whipped this little sweetheart up :)

Isn't it sunshine-y and sweet??

I loved using all the different textures and items out of my stash.

Plus I extra heart this wreath because it was FREE and I had to be a little creative because I had NO wreath form.

So, what's a girl to do?
Why...grab an old swimming toy of course.
We had several pool noodles kicking it in our garage that we never use...
could be something to do with the fact that we don't own a pool and usually don't lug these when we do go.

It's just one of those cheapy, walmart ones.

But they make the PERFECT wreath forms.
Not even lying.
Nice, round and plump :)

I bent it until it made a circle and then used a serrated knife to cut the excess off.
I wrapped some packing tape around a couple of times to keep it together.
Easy peasy.

And a lot cheaper than any wreath form you can get at the craft store.

The only drawback with using a pool noodle is that the wreath form you end up with is a lot thicker around than regular ones.

Which wouldn't be a problem...
unless you're making a yarn wreath.

Because it takes quite a bit longer to wrap this guy than a regular, thin one.
But it's well worth it :)

I used some pretty grey yarn I had on hand.

I sifted through my button stash to find yellow ones and scattered them with hot glue on one side of the wreath.

I also wrapped some cream colored yarn in an 'x' pattern to give it a little extra sumthin' sumthin'.

The fun part was creating some funky shapes and flowers to go on the other side.
I had some chipboard circles so I just covered them in fun yellow and grey fabrics I had.

I loved the outline of the circle being wrapped :)
I had some fun vintage-esque buttons too so I popped those on in the middle of some of my rolled flowers.

I love how bright it turned out!
I'm very much a 'yellow' person so this wreath makes me smile!

You can see part of a doily peeking out above one of my yellow rolled flowers.
I just used a paper doily from the Dollar Store and cut the edge of it off.

It kind of frames the flower which is pretty.

I love de-stashing a bit and using what I have on hand to make something.
Do you guys do that too?

What do you think?
Are you still loving the grey/yellow combo this spring?

I can't belive I still haven't shown you my craft room reveal.
I promise I won't keep it from you forever...
although it feels like it's been years since I did it :)

I'll give you a hint though- this guy totally makes an appearance in it.

Well...I"m off to do homework.
Wish me Luck :)

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  1. Nooo, don't go do homework... just keep making and posting beautiful creations like this! :) I LOVE it! Yellow and grey is {still} one of my fave color combos.
    Laurie :)

  2. Agree with Laurie- no homework- this is So So pretty- we need more eye candy! I love this- and still LOVING the grey and yellow (so don't stop!!) :) Nice work lady!!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE kelsey!!!! Yarn wreaths are by far my favorite right now (working on a spring yarn wreath right now actually) and yours couldnt have turned out cuter! Love the colors and the buttons and fabric. PERFECT spring wreath my friend!

  4. Wow that looks so good, I had thought about doing the same thing with a swimming pool noodle. I have never gotten to it thoe. You have a great blog and I'm now following. Hope you can come check me out and link up to my Sunday Round Up party.

  5. Adorable! I love the pool noodle use. I went to Michaels the other day and they were out of wreath forms!! I would love it if you would come and share at Toot Your Horn Tuesday link party going on right now :)

  6. This is super cute, Kelsey!! It screams spring sunshine. :) I love that you destashed to make it!

  7. Looks beautiful! And so resourceful using the pool noodle. Good thinkin'!!

    Shannon Tracy
    The Enchanted Yankee

  8. What a pretty wreath! I love all the little details, and love the yellow/gray color combination! Nicely done!

  9. Your wreath is so pretty, I love the colors! I like to use stuff from my stash too, it's like getting something for free! :)

  10. What a beautiful wreath- I love it! I love yellow & gray.

  11. I love everything about this! Just featured it on my Sunday Spotlights!

  12. Kelsey, this is just incredible!! I love the yarn, and those colors!

  13. This wreath looks great!

    Mommy Sauri~

  14. This is such a great idea!! I featured you in a post about pool noodles: All Things with Purpose: Use Your Noodle

  15. Cute wreath! I'm having trouble with my pool noodle wreath form staying taped together whrn I hang it on my door outside. I've used duct tape so far. Any siggestions?

    1. I just got a noodle today too and I am thinking on how to attach it as well. I was hoping the comment section would have some suggestions.


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