Thursday, April 14, 2011

Getting wreathy

So last week, I posted about all the adorbs spring wreaths I'd noticed around the blogosphere. Well, guess what? I made one!

It was hard picking which tutorial to try, but in the end, one stood out for a few reasons. It looked like very do-able. Not too complicated, not too time-consuming. I wouldn't need many materials. AND it would force me to go to vintage and thrift stores, which is always fun.

Can you guess?

Yes, I made the Vintage Sheet Wrapped Wreath from In Color Order! 

So, here's a reminder of her beauty:

 And so I went on a hunt for vintage sheets. Apparently vintage sheets are not as easy to find as I assumed! The vintage store in town didn't carry any. And the semi-vintagey store in town didn't either. Luckily, that store is right next to Salvation Army. So I popped in there. And found, for $3, still in its package from Sears and Robucks, this sheet:

Is that not perfect??

A quick trip to Jo-Ann's for a 12-inch wreath and a glue gun, and I was ready. I have to say, I wish I'd purchased a bigger wreath. Although actually, I don't think they had any. Do they not make wreath forms bigger than 12 inches? I don't know, it was my first wreath shopping excursion!

That night, I cut my strips of fabric. I didn't take the time to stitch anything together -- I just used one-inch strips. I think the results are fine, but if a little fraying bothers you, you'd want to make sure you cut a 2-inch strip, iron in half and then sew together down the long side. That side could then be hidden when you over-lap your fabric around the wreath.

OK, enough rambling, here's my wreath!

I made the flowers using the tutorial here. Very easy! I might start putting rosettes on everything. I think my door looks cute. I'd like to maybe add something else to the wreath though. Maybe another flower? A little sign in the middle? Or maybe a peep or something? If you have a suggestion, please, let me hear it!

Tickled Pink at 504 Main


  1. Cuteness, Perfect spring inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    Hope You Are Having A Great Week,

    Cha Cha

  2. Love the vintage sheet - it is SO pretty! I think a few more rosettes would be super cute!! You can never have too many rosettes!

  3. Looks great! Way to go...I can tell it took a lot of time to make that. I like the frayed look, myself. Thanks for sharing this. :)

  4. Great job! I have got to make one of these soon!

  5. Thanks everyone! Valerie, true that. Rosettes make everything cuter! Shan, honestly it wasn't too long of a project... A couple of hours!

  6. Love this wreath! I remember having some sheets very similiar to those...wonder if I could ever find them again?

  7. Krista, that is the loveliest Spring wreath I've ever seen! You are talented crafter!

  8. Your wreath looks fantastic! I think my mom has that same pattern on a pillowcase, I may have to go steal it and copy your idea! Thanks for sharing.

  9. This is beautiful. I have a sheet from my childhood bed that looks so similar but yours has great colors for spring. Great job!!!

  10. I love this wreath! Fellow Michigander here! Thank for stopping by A Woman's Haven Crafternoon post. You asked a couple questions regarding hosting a crafternoon and to answer them: I usually have a lot of craft supplies that I share and I also have the participants bring some of the major items so that it doesn't cost me too much $.

  11. Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} and making my first party such a great success! I would love if you stopped by tomorrow and share more of your cute projects! :)
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  12. This turned out so great! I'm glad you enjoyed my tutorial! :)