Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spring Wreath

First off I want to say thank you to all of you who left me such kind comments on my last post.  Some of you are no reply comment bloggers so I wasn't able to respond directly to your comment.  I wanted to make sure you knew how much I appreciate you.  It has like getting big warm virtual hugs for the last two days.  I could go on and on but I will leave it at that.   


So for the last month or so I have been working on a new look for the blog with my girl Molly.  The other day we were working on my about me section.  I noticed it says that there is an occasional craft on this blog and I cant remember the last time I posted about a craft.  So I thought it was time.

I picked up this wreath at a local thrift store and it obviously wasn't my taste but I kind of liked the shape.  The poor little birdie had seen better days.  His eyeball was on his back.  I thought about saving him by gluing new feathers on him then I realized that was insane.  He and the old flowers had to go.  

I love using (free) natural elements in my decor and so I grabbed some twigs with lichen from the yard.   

Then I made a little bird nest out of some grapevine garland I have had forever.  I used about 9 inches of it and wired it into a nest like circle.  

I added a little Spanish moss and lichen to the center then wired it to my wreath.   At this point it was too much brown so I added some little yellow berry sprigs from my stash to give it some color. 

It still needed something so I added a little chalkboard to the center.  To make it I drilled a hole in a small scrap of 1/4" plywood and painted it with chalk board paint.  I hung it with some rusty wire.  For some more color I added a piece of green ribbon. 

I made the wreath to sell in my shop space.  I have made several different wreaths since Christmas.  It's a craft I really enjoy.  Our front door is in our dark carport so I drug an old door out in the sunshine for a photo op. I'm a little early with the Spring thing but oh well.  

One question for you.  (I mustache you a question) Does it remind you of a mustache when you look at it or is it just me?  Maybe I will name it Tom Selleck. 

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