Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rosy Fall Wreath

I whipped this up today...I wanted a new fall wreath and of course had lots of scrap wool so I decided to go for it!
I fired up the hot glue gun, made a zillion of the fall colored wool flowers.  You can go here to learn how to make the flowers.
I fear my camera might be trying to croak, see how many different shades in these pics?  Well it is the same wreath although you couldn't tell by the pics.
I used many colors, two reds, three dark greens, four oranges, two browns.  I wanted a yellow flower or two, but yellow wool sweaters are hard to come by!
I had lots of flowers left over, I can just sit and make these for hours 
and hours.....
I am not kidding!  It is certainly cheaper than a counselor!
These last two pics were taken inside, so once again, same wreath, different colors!
The really cool thing is that I paid 50 cents for the grapevine wreath at a local second hand shop.
I will be linking up to many of the blog parties on my side bar.

36 comments:

Cecily said...

Very nice... I love how they're all different sizes and the wool makes you want to touch it. Love it!

Becky Jane said...

Beautiful!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is gorgeous, Ellen. I love the colors and the different sizes of the flowers. Very nice!

Jamie said...

How do you make those flowers? Could you email me at fragrantblissoils@gmail.com? Thanks so much!

Nielson Shmielson said...

This wreath is so fun! Thanks for sharing!

Jenni R. said...

Ellen, your wreath is beautiful! I agree--do you have a tutorial or directions you've used to make the flowers. I have my sweaters ready! Thanks!

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

Very beautiful and I agree making wreaths or any craft for that matter is like free therapy!

Creative Ambitions said...

Very Cute!

Melissa said...

A beautiful and subtle wreath - very cozy and warm looking.

becca jordan said...

i LOVE this. i REALLY want to make one! maybe with all white flowers? or white, pale orange, and brown? :)

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

LOVE the wool flowers! This wreath is gorgeous! Thanks for linking it up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

Meg said...

This is beautiful! I love the colorful flowers you made. Great way to use what you have and create something wonderful!

Charlene said...

This is adorable. It would look real cute as an inside door wreath.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Wow, this is so different and pretty! These wool flowers would be so lovely on pillows too! Nice!

Donna

Kendall said...

Really cute! I did almost the same thing but with smaller flowers- and different colors, I love the way those flowers look! So adorbale! If you have a second- you should check mine out!
Thanks for sharing!
-Kendall
{Songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

Amy @ Journey Mum said...

This is such a cute idea. Your camera cracks me up! But at least we can see how the wreath would look in different colors?!

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Very nice, very fallish!

To Mommies and Beyond said...

Cute. It is very different. I really like it and the colors! I am a new follower via Blog Hopping.Please visit @ http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com
Have a great weekend!

Lindsey said...

This is super cute, I love it! :)

kebowman said...

i'm simply CRAZY about this!!!! So cute!

Olivia Renn said...

I love this, I'm featuring you over on my blog...
http://oliviarenn.blogspot.com/
Thanks for sharing!

Michelle L. said...

What amazing colors! I love the look of it, such charming and cool flowers.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

What a very pretty wreath! Thanks a bunch for joining us this week at Anything Related!
~Rebekah~

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I love your wreath!! The roses are beautiful. I think the felt against the grapevine is a great contrast. Wow!
~stopping by from All Thingz Related :)

Etcetorize said...

I really like the colours that you used! So pretty and unique~

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Beautiful! I had to share on my FB page! I love the little wool roses!! So cozy and cute!

Camille said...

Love this! I've been meaning to make one from fleece, yellow of course! I just need to score a deal like you did on your wreath! :-)

Camille
allaboutmommies.blogspot.com

Moe said...

This is great! I love the flowers. They'd look great as a necklace too. So glad I stopped by from Lucky Linky Tuesday @ Lucky Star Lane

Suzy said...

Very nice for fall! A beautiful wreath!
Come link up to my Commercial Break Linky party and promote your blog! http://suzysartsycraftsysitcom.blogspot.com/2010/10/commercial-break-thursday-promote.html
suzy

creativejewishmom/Sara said...

Very nice, and thanks for linking to me as the source of your flower making. I just made a "mixed" arrangement of felt flowers yesterday, which I hope to share next week, so do drop by! And I'd love it if you'd share this or anything else at my weekly blog party, would love to see you there, all the best!

Melissa said...

How fun! I love those flowers. Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tell All!

malia said...

gorgeous! i am featuring this project tomorrow at a crafty soiree!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Really pretty, I like the asymetrical design and variety of soft colors. Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Hope you'll join us at the lastest one, that begins tomorrow!

Jill said...

As always I love your work Ellen! Fabulous flowers and they look great on your bargain wreath! Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit!

Have a lovely weekend!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

AUDRA said...

Love the colors. Great job!

Rosies said...

that is darling! I love it!