Friday, March 20, 2009

AMERICANA WREATH







Show-Tell is hosted by Kelli over at http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ be sure to visit all the other wonderful participants. Today I am showing how I took some ideas & added some touches of my own & made the 2nd wreath I've ever made! lol this one I made for my daughter for her first family 4th of July get together


I found the dried flowers at Michael's, inserting & hot gluing here & there, the little flags I found at walmart, I soaked them in my special cinnamon grunge goop









I went into my Christmas decorations & pulled out a prim tin star & traced it for the stars, I mixed water with the paints till I got that milky look
paints : Americna Williamsburg Blue/Cardinal Red/Antique white
when dry stars are sanded to give washed out look



The big star is from one of my quilt patterns, I tea stained then grungied up with my special cinnamon goop, hot glued a double cinnamon stick & tied on a strip of Americana fabric with 2 rusty bells











Here we have the finished outcome, I must say I was proud of myself never having made a wreath before LOL Take a look around & see all the possibilities you can come up with & I bet you'll be making a wreath in no time!

13 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing craft work!!!

My Show n Tell is all about afghans today. If you can get a chance, do stop by. Happy Friday.

[scroll down below my flower photos.]

Smilingsal said...

Good job. You can continue this red, white, and blue and be ready for July 4th. Here's my post:
http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2009/03/show-and-tell-friday-chocolate-bunny.html

Carla said...

how neat! Love your stars:)

Leann said...

You're funny! I love how you described your step by step on making the wreah. Which is great by the way!!

Pam said...

That is a wonderful wreath. I made one once from shells we had collected from a trip to the beach. I can't wait until summer to hang it back up!

Lisa Ann said...

That is very pretty.

Linda C said...

So clever!-- and cute! I love wreaths- so many possibilities!

Have a great weekend!

Linda C

ceekay said...

That is a darling wreath. I love the type of stars!

Scrapdolly said...

It is LOVELY

nancy said...

This is REALLY nice. You seem to have an eye for composition. I love it! funny thing, my grand daughter and I made a spring wreath just today. I just have to either make or go and find something for a bow. Ours has some Easter eggs on it. I may post it next week. thanks for visiting my blog. I'm happy to meet you.

Polly said...

This is just beautiful! I love crafting and anything homemade. It seems as if a handmade gift is more from the heart. I like your blog and will be back to read more.

A Hint of Home said...

I love americana things. Your wreath turned out so cute.

ivoryspring said...

Cute wreath!!! Thanks for sharing it with us.