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May 14, 2012

Monogram Wreath

You know how hard it is to find a gift for someone that doesn't really need anything.  I always leave it up to Tom to think of a gift for his mother, and I always end up having to rescue him at the last minute. This year I suggested I make a wreath for her front door and he pounced on that idea.

I wanted something that was both spring and summer-like so that she could leave it up for an extended period of time.

Here is what I came up with:



I started with a plain mdf letter from Michael's and hot glued moss to it. 




I can't believe how long that took!  Every time I thought I was done I would find another bare spot.  Here it is halfway through looking wild and woolly.  


Once it was trimmed and pressed down it looked a lot better.


I used faux orchids from the dollar store and added little orange daisy charms to the center of each of the white ones.  I also added in some brown berries and some green and white buds.


Lastly I found a cute little clip-on butterfly for the top corner. I added a wide green ribbon to hang the wreath by.


I love how pretty it is. 
Lively colours, not too busy, and I love those shades of green.  
I hope she does too!




It was also my aunt's birthday on Saturday. I've been saving these suede-covered storage boxes for her forever. This particular shade of green is one of her favourites.  And I thought the wide brown satin ribbon set it off nicely.



I used three colours of paint chips to make a tag and just cut the circles freehand with scalloped scissors.


She also loves purple so I added the flower for colour.


Love it!  Coming up with interesting wrapping is always my favourite part of giving a gift.

I hope everyone had a terrific Mother's Day. I received breakfast in bed. With two interested parties wondering why I'm wasting time taking pictures of the food instead of eating it!




Tom and I also redid the gallery wall in the living room, and he rode his bike with me while I ran 5K outside for the first time. Perfect day!


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I'm linking up to these parties this week!




30 comments:

Jamie said...

Love the wreath!  I'm obsessed with monograms!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

kccoake said...

Such a pretty wreath. Love all the little things you added to it!

Adventuresindinner said...

Congratulations on your first 5K!  What gorgeous project you've been up to, I'm now a happy follower.  Thanks so much for sharing at our Pin'inspiration Party this week.  Looking forward to next week C:

Lauren Brown said...

This is so fresh and fun! 

I would love it if you'd come and share this at my new link party, Off the Hook!

http://daisycottagedesigns.blogspot.com

Terry Cohoe said...

Ha, love your breakfast in bed photo.  Your wreath turned out really pretty and I love that you can leave it up for summer too.  Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

Laura said...

I love your beautiful wreath. My last initial is 'S' so this really caught my attention. And butterflies are my favorite. It turned out great!

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

Adorable!  Love the colors!  I have something similar hanging on my door but I used a foam wreath and wrapped it in jute!  Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party!  Pinning to our Pomp Party board!  Hope to see you back next week!

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Kim Rosema said...

The wreath is just lovely and I love the stack of boxes! The green and the brown together work so well!

I would love it if you would share this on my new link party:http://www.maidendshade.com/2012/05/youve-got-it-maiden-dshade-link-party-1.html

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Beautiful wreath, and beautiful way to present it!!  Thanks SO much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
<3 Christina

Susie said...

HI Barb!
Oh wow- love the wreath! Then as I read on you tossed in those gift boxes which are beautiful! You are so creative. This is our first time visiting and can't wait to look over your blog!

I would LOVE if you stop over at our Crafty Saturday Showcase and linked up this project. It runs from Sat-Thur at noon. Then our designers pick our favorites and feature them on Friday. This would go great in the collection!We also have a linky for ETSY/Business craft link up.Link: http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/19/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-2/Hope you are having a great weekend,Susie @Bowdabra 

Trish @ Uncommon said...

Love the wreath!  Such fun citrus colors and I adore the monogram! 

Take care, Trish

Katie goldsworthy said...

Love the wreath! It turned out great!  I can't believe how good those Dollar Store flowers look with the charms! Great idea!


--Katie 

BarbSteadman said...

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BarbSteadman said...

I'm a jute addict myself!

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BarbSteadman said...

I've been running inside for a while but it was my first time outside. So much harder!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

This wreath turned out beautifully and I love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

Susie @Bowdabra said...

We love this wreath! Thank you for linking it up to our Crafty Saturday Showcase. We try and visit everyone who linked up. I have good news to share! Your wreath was picked by our Designers as one of their favorites. You will be featured on our Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest sites tomorrow! Stop over and see your feature when the post goes live Friday morning!

have a super weekend! Our new Crafty Saturday Showcase will go live at midnight Saturday.

Susie @Bowdabra 

Susie said...

Our blog is http://bowdabrablog.com/ :)

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you so much!

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Thank you!

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