THE FERAL TURTLE

THE FERAL TURTLE

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Multi Purpose Wreath



As we slide into fall, my daughter decided that we needed to do something fun for such a colorful season. 
I wanted to purchase illegal fireworks to celebrate but with a fire ban in place, she was afraid of setting the neighbors field aflame.  She really is a party pooper responsible girl!  Bless her!!
  We decided to do the right thing and craft!  What better way than with some door jewelry!
Her wreath turned out gorgeous and very fall like with all the warm tones of this bug free
 (we had frost)  season.



As my storage room is filling up to the point of tripping over boxes to get to more boxes of
 "I'm sure I will use that stuff someday" "stuff", 
not illegal fireworks,
I decided to make a dual purpose wreath.  Maybe even in time, it will become an all season wreath! 

I started out with a piece of orange felt and some Velcro.
Velcro hook pieces sewn to the side.

Velcro loop pieces lined up to join the hook pieces. 

Felt is wrapped around the wreath waiting for some floral frosting.  The decorations are glued to the felt while attached to the wreath so there are no visible bare spots of felt peeking through!

The backside.

The hanger was created from burlap and a recycled bow and tied in place.   The felt piece was adorned with silk flowers and leaves.  We created some homemade burlap "doodads"  and glued those on too!  When the Christmas version goes up, this can be safely stored in plastic.






The R & K are glued directly to the wreath.  

Now for the Christmas version, using red felt of course!








Free from the wreath form, the Christmas version can be stored in a Ziploc bag and be kept clean from renovation dust! 









So what are you waiting for blog world, frost your doors and windows, but with one wreath.  Save that shelf in your storage room for your illegal fireworks and a parachute for skydiving! And on a side note, make sure you have that life insurance policy paid in full!!
Coming soon....a Valentines day wreath and a spring wreath,  maybe in February....although I am the Feral Turtle so that could be in February 2016
Cheers.


13 comments:

  1. Wow! You already have aChristmas wreath... I haven't done any fall decorating yet!!! Maybe I should be called the turtle!

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  2. That's a great idea and saves on storage space! It came out beautiful. Fireworks are illegal here too, something about safety...party poopers. I've made one wreath and Julian asked if it was a steering wheel cover, haven't recovered from that yet to try another lol

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  3. Okay, that is bloody brilliant. And I'm not even British.

    -andi

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  4. Gorgeous...and genius! You are one smart girl! I have to say that I am glad that I live in a place where fireworks are legal! (We have year round stores!) We blow them off all the time here at the farm!

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  5. Love this wreath idea! I do love to reuse things, and this is just brilliant. Fireworks are OK here too, and we had some this summer. They're even sold in our local small town general store. I'm so behind on fall decor, but I think I might skip fall and go right to Christmas.

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  6. I love all the wonderful wreaths, I use to make wreaths a long time ago and now I think you have inspired me to make a new one for this year...so pretty and so creative, love the material at the bottom...Phyllis

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  7. It turned out so lovely! I have never attempted my own wreath, but this post is really inspiring me to give it a whirl! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a craft room filled with stuff waiting to be used. I keep adding to the pile with a million project ideas. Now, if only I could find the time to do them all!

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  8. You're way ahead with your decor, look at that, even a Christmas wreath already! I love how they turned out! Fireworks are also banned around here :(

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  9. awww! this is very sweet and pretty Karen. I have tons of crafty things too waiting for me.And you're getting ready for christmas- that's inspiring!

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  10. Your wreath is quite cute! :) I love crafty days...I had one just a couple of days ago myself!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog...that photo shoot was a wonderfully fun day! It was a great experience that I NEVER in a million years thought I would EVER get to do...what a fun blessing! :)

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  11. Oh my goodness, you have me cracking up! No parachutes or illegal fireworks here, but your idea of an all-season wreath and saving some space certainly holds merit! Your wreaths are just adorable!

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Cheers to great words!