Sunday, November 17, 2013

Project - Attempting the Vintage Ornament Wreath

I couldn't wait any longer, even though I was tired last night, just knowing I had all the supplies to make an ornament wreath, I decided to just wrap and glue the tinsel garland onto the foam ring.  I had my box of ornaments on the kitchen table for days and it was teasing me to get started.

I made the wreath in a color combination around this vintage angel I found.  Mixing some of the ornaments in a box lid is a must for me.  I need to see how the colors and shapes will work together.

I thought I would  just wrap the foam ring last night, but I couldn't stop there.  After rigging up a wire loop for hanging,  I decided to put ornaments on the outer ring.  Then I thought I'd figure out how to position and attach the ceramic angel as she is deep at the bottom, I didn't want her to stick out too far.  I used a bamboo skewer for additional support.  I marked the top center of the wreath with a price sticker (it what was I had at hand) to keep myself oriented.

 But, I couldn't stop there! 

I kept going until I finally stopped here.  I was tired and it was getting late. I needed to think about what I could do in the upper section, dig through my stuff and find some more objects.  Think about things a little. Also, I broke an ornament by pressing too hard and that was extra work to clean it out and attach a new one-- I knew that was enough for the night.

I got up this morning, had coffee and rushed to get the roast in the oven and do my morning chores.  Then it was on to working on the wreath.  I think I spent no more than two hours finishing it up.  Making this is fun as it doesn't take very long!  Here it is all done!


I've got to say I'm lovin' it.  But I also like ornaments just thrown in a box.  For those reading this and thinking of making your own wreath for the first time, don't let me mislead you in thinking that the box of ornaments in this post was all I used.  That box was just a sample of what I used. 

My friend knows I'm going to make a wreath.  She's excited to see what I make.  I hope she likes it--I made it for her in the color she likes.  I'm going to go email her now--have her check out my blog as I won't see her right away.  We'll see what she says!

10 comments:

  1. I love it!! My desktop is now set as the last picture

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  2. I'm going to attempt one too, I bought the wreath form today. You did a great job, it's very pretty!

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    1. Thanks Jill, it was a lot of fun. I'm already mixing up some ornaments in my lid for my next one for myself! This could be a new addiction! The challenge seems to be finding the ornaments at the thrifts.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful, it turned out so well! The colors are amazing, I love the addition of the ceramic angel, how clever!

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    1. Thanks Maureen. Unlike other craft or art projects I take on, which require lots of planning and work, (I do kiln glass and the process is long and laborious) this was so quick and rewarding. Granted, there was all the footwork trying to find the ornaments and supplies, but once I started assembling, it was pretty quick.

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  4. Beautiful!!! Nice job! I think I've told you before, Evie, but you have such a great "eye"! :)

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  5. Thanks Michelle! I do love makin' stuff, always lookin' for an excuse! :0)

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