Christmas in July Day two


I'm in LOVE with this wreath. My husband would have to disagree. He just thinks it's plain wierd. Never the less, come December, it's for sure going to be adorning our door. To me, it looks like something to could grace the pages of Potter Barn kids. I just Love their appliqued stockings and ribbon ornaments. However, unlike Pottery Barn, this project definitely won't break the bank.


I started with a $3.99 18" grapevine wreath from Hobby Lobby (and that's without a coupon)


Everything else I needed, I already had at home - fabric scraps, brads, and hot glue.


To get started, I traced some of my measuring cups on the fabric scraps. I doubled up the fabric to make the cutting go faster. I was able to get everything cut out while watching "So you Think you can dance" last night - LOVE that show.


Then I layered them up and added some scrapbooking brads I have in my collection. I didn't even close the backs of the brads-just left them pointy.


That's where the hot glue came in. I put a generous dot of hot glue right over the point of the brad and then stuck them in the grapevine wreath.

A few glue sticks later, I ended up with this.


SOOOO fun huh? I looped it with a ribbon and tried it out on my front door.

Don't worry, it's not still hanging out there. I may LOVE Christmas, but I do try to contain myself a little bit.


The best part...this huge wreath that I simply adore, cost me a whopping $4.00!

Check out the linky parties I've joined here.

49 comments:

  1. That is so crazy cute!! It would be fun to do different seasons/holidays with matching fabric, too. Of course, Christmas is THE BEST!

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  2. Love this to death! What a great idea and a great way to use scraps. I'm thinking of doing one in Halloween colors because I never have a wreath for Halloween and by the time I get around to actually doing it, it will be October!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. I love it!! :) It's got just the right amount of whimsy! <3

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  4. I think it is fabulous! I love the bright colors. Great job!

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  5. That is the cutest! How fun to make one for a birthday with coordinating colors and a big number or initial in the middle!! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower!!!
    smiles!

    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  6. I love this wreath. I will be making one. thank you for sharing your idea.

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  7. Your wreath is gorgeous! I love the colors! I am amazed that you are already preparing for Christmas!

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  8. That is absolutely darling. I think I'll make one for my door. I love the fabric combinations you chose too.

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  9. Love this wreath! I have been looking for just the right one to make, and I think this is it. Thanks for sharing!

    Robyn @ createsomethingpretty.blogspot.com

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  10. I love this! What a great idea! I'm definitely bookmarking this for later.

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  11. DARRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNG!
    COMING OVER FROM TT&j HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. jenn

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  12. What a lovely wreath. I would love to make one. Thanks for sharing such a fun idea.

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  13. I think the wreath is adorable. It's my style!

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  14. OOh thats so pretty! I might have to make one!

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  15. What do husbands know.. I love it! Cute for now and in December...
    Erin

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  16. Well your hubby is out-voted! It's adorable! And I love your color choices. Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link. I would love it if you would join my link party sometime!

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  17. Oh, I love your wreath! It is just to cute!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  18. I love this wreath! I am going to have to make one!

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  19. This is so cute. Wonderful work!

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  20. i have to disagree w/ your husband, i lvoe this wreath too! i love the dots and the layers and the christmasy-ness of it all! i also LOVE that show!!!!

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  21. What a sweet wreath! I love what you did - and all the color combination and pattern combinations are so cute!

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  22. I love wreaths and this one is just beautiful~ And you could use all kinds of fabric for any holiday, theme or party! LOVE it!

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  23. What a great idea that can be used for any season. Are you sick of me yet? Love it :)

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  24. That is so pretty! I think it looks amazing on the dark painted door. But what stood out to me: the GENIUS of using 3 measuring cups to make the petals!!!!!!

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  25. so cute!! i think you could do this with any season!! just use different fabric!

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  26. That is absolutely adorable!!! I love it, and it looks like it would be SO easy to make! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Wow! Saw a link to this over at Attempting Creative and glad I came to check it out! I'm sending the link to my mom - I think I found us a project for this weekend! :) Thanks a bunch for sharing. Looks simple enough for someone that's not so crafty (like me)to do! :)

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  28. I love your wreath. I think it could work right now. When I first saw it I thought apples- for back to school. so cute you could use it for both.

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  29. wow, how gorgeous is this! I am so going to do this!!! thank you for the great idea! GOing to try a Halloween one first!!

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  30. Did the sun change the fabric color? Did the rain ruin it? I was wondering if you did anything to protect it from the elements. I just made a fall one but I am weary to hang it outside.

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  31. How fun..... this is so pretty and cheerful.... thanks for sharing.

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  32. Love it-very Mary Engelbreit!

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  33. Love it! This idea would work for many holidays! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. Oh my gosh! This is amazing, I can't wait to make one!!

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  35. I thought you would like to know that the sisters of the Hilversum branch in the Netherlands made this wreath for Christmas. We loved it. Thank you so much.
    Lies Bottema

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  36. That's really cute!!Be sure I'll make one!!!
    Thanks.
    Hugs from Brasil!

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  37. I'll be featuring your wreath on Sunday during my Sunday Best... I hope to see you there ;)

    http://www.the36thavenue.com

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  38. I can see doing this for Fall with some Fall flowers added with the ribbon! Also, Valentine's Day, with heart-shaped cut-outs! Wow, the ideas are limitless!! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I LOVE this wreath! I love everything about it. It's easy, cheap and looks very costly. Thank you so much for the idea! I repinned it on pinterest!

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  40. Just finished mine - Adore it! Thank you so much for sharing. I even had enough extra circles cut out I am going to make a coordinating garland to go with it! My house looks great for the holidays now!

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  41. This wreath certainly caught my eye and I love it. So much so that I'm going to try this one out with some left over Stampin' Up Fabric I never used. Thanks for the great idea and once I post mine I'll be sure to link to you. Have a great day. Beautiful blog by the way!

    http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.com

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