Friday, March 15, 2013

Project Color My Apartment: A fabric wrapped wreath and spring fever

Things are looking pretty springy around here... FINALLY! :D



My new favorite obsession - making wreaths! I stayed away from green for a reason. :) In sum, you can totally be springy without green! Plus, I included what looks like Easter eggs (purple/white "It's a Hoot"), raindrops, and butterflies... Color Me Retro and Honey Honey... so there you go!


I followed a combination of the tutorials from That's My Letter and In Color Order. I did cut the Styrofoam wreath in half as suggested in the first tutorial - so now I can make another :) I suggest doing this carefully and with a not-so-thick knife, like I did.


This was super easy. Basically, I just sewed a bunch of 2.5 inch scraps together, pressed the long strip in half, and wrapped it around the wreath form, using hot glue to hold it in place on the back. I adorned it with some of these cute Kate Spain flower stickers from Michaels (How many times have I mentioned how much I love Kate Spain's stuff? Here's another).



The wreath took less than an hour! That's my kind of project. Now go and make one (or five) and brighten up your space! They would go nicely in any room. I see many, many more in my future :)



More springy bursts of color:



Argyled curled up on our couch with beautiful pillows made by Jessica and Sandy of the CJMQG,




Flying Purple People Eater (back) on our bed (I flip it to get a fresh look!),



...and Easter eggs from the dollar store in a glass jar from Michael's... you can't get any cheaper and more festive than that!


I'm linking this to my series, Project Color My Apartment, under "seasonal." Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I'm visiting a friend and getting some sewing/organizing done!

Linking to Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?, Crazy Mom Quilts, and Richard and Tanya Quilts: Link a Finish Friday.




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8 comments:

  1. Love the wreath! So bright and happy!

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  2. Jess, I'm loving all that spring color, and that wreath is adorable. The weather just turned warm here, and I'm really feeling that spring fever!

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  3. I love all the fabulous spring color in your wreath! thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  4. Pretty wreath and sounds easy!

    BTW,we have the same couch! ;)

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  5. Great wreath, Jess! I love how bright and cheerful it looks, and those Kate Spain flowers are the perfect addition! Whoop whoop!

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  6. Hi Jess, I love this wreath! I found your blog from BusyBee Quilt Shop. I am at nellsnotions.blogspot.com

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