I’d like to say that the ideas on my blog are all my own and I am a creative genius, but there are times when I’m inspired by the amazing work of others.
Most of my projects are the product of “I’m cheap”+”Hey I found this (insert any miscellaneous item here), what can I do with it?!”
However in this case, I was inspired by this adorable wreath Karianne at Thistlewood Farms made.
I always have a hard time with what to hang on my door after the Holidays, so I hang nothing. When I saw her wreath. I thought it would be perfect!
I started by collecting as many branches as I could find in my yard. (Then I had to go around behind my neighbor’s fence to gather more.) That area is on a busy main road. I’m sure people were wondering what on earth I was doing out there!
This is what I started with:
(Karianne includes great instructions you can view at the link to her version above.)
I made mine quite a bit bigger since I wanted to hang it on my front door. My husband cut the ring out of an old piece of wood we had in the garage. Its a bit wonky, but that’s my fault since I drew it ha ha. That’s okay it’ll be covered.
Seeing this, I remember really having my doubts before this project even got off the ground.
But I continued to add branches, hot gluing them as I went…
Coming along, right? Then I ran out of twigs and branches! So I bundled up (it was about twenty five degrees that day-cold for coastal Virginia!) and out I went to
steal collect some more from behind my neighbor’s fence.
People probably thought I was looking for kindling to light a fire. What other reason would I be out there in the freezing cold?? (To make a cute wreath, people!)
Here is what I found in case you want to see what a pile of twigs and branches looks like 🙂
I used everything I had found and this is how it turned out:
Pretty Awesome, right?
I like it au natural, but I have a stained front door and I didn’t want it to fade away.
So I sprayed it off-white (because I already had it=free).
Nice! Then I just added a couple of fun finishing touches:
This wreath is a great transitional wreath for winter to spring! It says it’s winter, but the bird gives it the feeling that spring isn’t too far away!
It’s fun to be inspired, right?
I love how this turned out and the only thing I had to buy was the little wooden bird (2.99 at Michaels) and the blue paint!
Thanks Karianne! 🙂
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