3.26.2012

April Wreath {or april showers...}


In January, I came up with the concept of having my April wreath be a reflection of the saying "April showers bring May flowers." I had the idea floating around in the back of my head and was really excited about it. I would randomly talk to my husband about it. He found it quite weird!

Then, Family Ever After, Southern Lovely, Ginger Snap Crafts, and The Gunny Sack announced their Pinspired and Rewired competition and I just knew I wanted to make my April Showers wreath for it. 

My Pinspiration {by Fanciful Felt}
My Pinspiration came from a yarn rainbow wreath from Fanciful Felt on Etsy. If you've followed me for any length of time, you know I'm not a big fan of yarn wrapping wreaths. Really, I love the look but I wet a little overboard around Christmas and still need some more time to recover. So, I took the beautiful Pinspiration and made it my own.


I used 1/2 yard of blue quilting cotton to wrap a straw wreath {still in the plastic}. I discovered that straw wreaths are half the price of the foam ones. The finished product isn't as clean of a line as foam. I guess I'm just going to have to wait for the dollar store to start carrying pool noodles in order to make cheep wreath forms!


I used a thread spool to make the rounded shapes of the cloud and the sun. I freehanded the rain drops. Everything was hot glued to clear jewelry stretchy thread and then hot glued to the wreath form. The hanging ribbion is grosgrain ribbion from my stash.

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37 comments:

  1. Ahhh.. I love it! You always have the best wreaths! I need to update mine asap. :)

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  2. So cute!!! Visiting from the Pinspired! http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/03/diy-trailing-dogwood-wreath-pottery-barn-knock-off.html

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  3. what a cute wreath and lovely inspiration. Stopping by from the wreath blog hop at Ginger Snap Crafts. http://xsurvivingmotherhoodx.blogspot.com/2012/03/finally-something-craftyakaspring.html

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  4. Thanks for linking up to The CSI Project. I featured you on my FB page. So cute and I like your version better.
    have a great weekend!!
    Dee, the CSI girl

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    1. Awe, thank you so much! And thank you for your kind comment! I love how cheery my front door is!

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  5. Cutest wreath ever :) LOVE the bright colored rain drops!

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  6. So cute. I love the bright colors of the rain drops!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week!

    http://www.dottedlinecrafts.com/2012/03/flaunt-it-friday.html

    Looking forward to more posts,
    Sarah@
    www.dottedlinecrafts.com

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  7. This wreath is really charming! And unique. It makes me smile : )

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    1. it makes me smile whenever I come home! Thanks for your sweet comment!

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  8. Such a fun wreath!!! I love the whole concept and will probably have to take this idea and run with it. Thanks for sharing!

    I live in Oregon where lots and lots of February, March and April showers might bring some May flowers along with a little more rain. Or liquid sunshine as we like to call it :)

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    1. Oregon is so beautiful. My brother used to live in Portland and I loved visiting him. Koddos to you for handeling the rain...I sure couldn't take it!

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  9. This is absolutely aDORable! What a clever idea, and so perfect for April! Would you pretty pretty please consider sharing it here at my party, going on now?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/shine-on-fridays-21-plus-features-and.html

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  10. Very sweet!! I love how it came out! I am a new follower!

    I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello,
    Michelle
    www.declicateconstruction.com

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I'm excited to have you as a follower!

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  11. Saw you at TT&J. That is just adorable!

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  12. So cute! I love the april showers and the little raindrops. I really like your take on the yarn wrapped one from Pinterest. I agree, they did go a little overboard. I would love it if you would stop by and share at Lines Across.
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2012/04/cure-for-common-monday-34.html

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  13. Ooh it is so cute! I love how bright the rain drops are... SO fun! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  14. This is such a super fun idea and unexpected for a wreath. Very creative and colorful! Thank you for sharing on A Crafty Soiree. I've featured your this week!

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