Wednesday, February 27, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Striped Wreath


Before we moved into our Lemon Tree Dwelling, I had owned just two wreaths in my lifetime. Both were for Christmas, and both were Target clearance purchases made just after I finished college. For whatever reason, I was just not much of a wreath person. But then we moved....into a house with 2 front doors.....and I couldn't help but become one!



To be clear, we don't really have 2 front doors....but it sure looks like we do, doesn't it?? One of them is just for show (really?! A fake door?) Yep, a fake door! Like most things about our house (learn more here), it took me a while to get over my annoyance with it. But once I did, I realized what an opportunity I had - a blank canvas for decorating! And I went to Goodwill to find me some wreaths.


I came home with a few.....one of which had oranges and lemons all over it (I loved it, Jorden hated it!) and one of which we are still using as our everyday wreath for our front door(s).

Embracing the doors has helped me realize a few things:
    (1) Sometimes a 'problem' can really be an opportunity
    (2) I AM a wreath person!
    (3) Cute wreaths are hard to find at Goodwill


So......I have started making my own! To date, this is the third wreath I have made. And, if you ask me, it's the best!  I started with just a few simple supplies:
  • a styrofoam wreath 
  • 3 rolls coordinating ribbon
  • flower emellishments

First, I wrapped the striped ribbon around the wreath form, securing the ends with clear packaging tape.


Second, I wrapped the green ribbon around the wreath form, slightly overlapping the striped ribbon and securing ends with hot glue or pins.

Third, using white ribbon, I wrapped it twice around the wreath and tied a large bow on the side.

Fourth, I added the flower embellishments (mine were adhesive, but hot glue or pins would work great!)


 Fifth, I used matching white ribbon to tie a hanger around the top and voila! Easy 5 step wreath!


And....even though my love of wreaths started at the front door, it has worked its way into and around the house. This one is joining us in our family room for now..... doesn't it look right at home?




Looking for other holiday wreath ideas? Check out my Thankfulness Turkey Wreath!



Linking up to these great parties!


Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)
-Cathy

37 comments :

  1. Very unique and charming! I guess you were lucky to buy a house with two doors.

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    1. Good point....I guess so! Glad you like it :)

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  2. Oh, this is a great wreath, bright and cheery! I love it!
    Karen

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    1. Thanks, Karen! What lovely words to describe it - I appreciate it!

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  3. I LOVE this wreath - so different than everything else I've seen out there! Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! Such a nice compliment when there are so many wreaths out there! I appreciate it!

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  4. Such a pretty wreath. I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would link up.

    http://ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/tuesday-link-party-8.html

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! Thanks for the invite :)

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  5. Cute wreath! I like the ribbon and the white flowers!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/03/submarine-sunday-21.html

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  6. So adorable, I don't decorate for St. Patty's day but this wreath has changed my mind, beautiful!

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  8. Oh my this is such a pretty wreath! I like the ribbons that you used here. The Turkey wreath is also nice. New GFC, G+ and Pinterest follower.

    Judy
    http://www.pursuitoffunctionalhome.com
    http://www.kusinaniinday.blogspot.com

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  9. A really cute wreath. Great for St. Paddy's day.
    I am a new follower. Have a great week,
    Bev @ eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com

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  10. I love the striped ribbon you chose!

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  11. This is very cute, and I love that it's affordable! We have a window next to our front door that looks like it's a door, too. I thought we were the only ones. LOL If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-11/

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  12. I love your wreath! The colors are so pretty. I have several of those annoying spots in my house, too! LOL Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Love seeing your amazing creations.
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  13. This is super cute! my sister in law would love this!!

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  14. Love it a lot. I want to make one! Have a good week. Linda

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  15. Very cute! Loving it! Visit me over @ greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com
    Kimberli

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  16. Awesome! I'd love two doors to make wreaths for! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  17. There's something about the colour combination of green and white, springlike, fresh and clean. The perfect colours for this time of year. Fantastic wreaths. Take care. Chel x

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  18. I love your wreath! It's so "spring-y" feeling and looks great on the door!

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  19. What a pretty wreath. Loving that ribbon! And that flower is adorable. Very cute!

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  20. Hello would just like to let you know that I have mentioned this post on my blog http://eatcraftsow.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/linkup-party-likes-st-patricks-day.html. If there is anything you would like for me to remove, please let me know. Cheers Jennifer

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  21. this wreath is simply beautiful...fresh clean lines..I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing at March Madness

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  22. Very nice~ I like the simplicity! thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  23. I featured you again today on Made in a Day for my St. Patrick's Day Round-up!
    Kim

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  24. This wreath is so cute! Love the ribbon that you used.

    Thanks for linking up to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Shauna
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/
    http://ready2loseweight.blogspot.com/

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