Sunday, February 9, 2014

Doily and Paper Medallion Wreath

So I came a cross this blog and loved the wreath Chelsea made. I loved how classy and elegant it looked compared to other typical pink and red wreaths (My wreaths). My wreaths look very Valentine-ish. lol This wreath looks like you could use it all year long because it doesn't look so Valentine-ish. So I got inspired to do one like hers. I love how the brown paper medallions and red made the twigs of the wreath pop out. As soon as I saw her post on this wreath I went straight to Joanns Fabrics to get the materials. I was so excited to start this wreath! I didn't want to copy my wreath exactly like hers. I wanted to change things up a little. So in her wreath she has doilies with the words XO on them and the paper bag medallions have glittery red hearts in the center. She also has a cute burlap garland in the middle with glittery red hearts. I love that part. To hang her wreath she has a red ribbon in the center holding the wreath. The only thing I copied were the doilies and the paper bag medallions. I didn't have any paper bags with me. I have not seen one in years! So I  bought scrap book paper that looked like the paper bag material. So here is what my wreath looks like!

I glued glittery hearts to the centers of the doilies. Then for the brown paper bag medallions I put a red glittery G in the center (G for my last name) and a red heart jewel in the center of the other paper medallion. By the way those paper medallions were so hard to make! I had never done them. I looked up youtube videos and I didn't have the proper Martha Stewart tools to make them all pretty. All I used was a ruler. It took me several tries to get it right. I almost pulled my hair out because I was so frustrated that they weren't turning out. But I am a very determined person so I wasn't going to give up until they turned out decent enough.
Close up of the doilies and paper bag medallions

In the center of the wreath I glued a red bow that I made out of wired ribbon and glued a rhinestone in the center of it. I love bows. I think they are so cute on wreaths! I wanted to put the burlap garland with the little red hearts like Chelsea's wreath but the strings of the bow would have covered it. :/

And that's it! I am just so pleased with this wreath that I am going to have it up all year long. The colors go with the theme of my living room. Thank you Chelsea for making this beautiful wreath! You inspired me to make my own and I am happy I came across your blog. :) Time for bed. The husband is waiting for me to hop in bed. Night!


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