Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Winter Rosy Wool Wreath

I know this probably isn't right, because it is still 10 days until Halloween still, but I have been thinking about making a winter wreath...one that will take me all the way through the winter.  I made the wool roses in colors of winter--white for snow, grey for grey skies, blues for sky.   The wool came from reclaimed discarded wool sweaters.
And then for good measure I threw in a few snowflakes from the Dollar Tree store.  They are plastic but have some glittery and furry component to them, I thought they were perfect!
I know it just doesn't seem right to photograph the wreath with the greenery behind it, but here it is anyway!
Some of the white roses are partly angora, so they are fluffy and fuzzy, like big snowflakes!
I really like the soft angora grey rose...

Overall I think the project turned out just as I envisioned...
I just can't wait until I can safely hang it up without everyone thinking I am crazy!
I have a tutorial for this project here.

64 comments:

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

This wreath is so beautiful -- soft and inviting with bits of sparkle. perfect!

Cristie said...

Oh it is so pretty! It looks so soft and is perfect for winter. Great job! Have a lovely week.

Laura said...

This is gorgeous!!

Meg said...

Beautiful! Love the colors, Ellen! Perfect for Winter!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

I love your wreath and the roses! I would love to know how you made your flowers!!

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

ellen, you are so creativ! i always love coming over here because you always have amazing projects going on.

Terry said...

OMG - your wreath is beautiful! I just bought some of those fuzzy snowflakes at Dollar Tree to make a Christmas mini album but now I'm rethinking my idea...maybe I should just go buy some more of them before their gone! Love your project! I'm your newest follower!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Lovin' it! Kinda tired of Halloween anyway! LOL

Olivia Renn said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing over at Olivia Renn!

AliLilly said...

OH I LOVE THIS!! It's beautiful!!! I am definitely taking some inspiration from this for my winter wreath!! I just posted my very 1st fall wreath! You should go check it out! :)

Ashley Hasty said...

Oooooo I love love love this! This could quite possibly be my favorite wreath I've ever seen! Really lovely!

I found you on Location Central. I'm from MO, too!

http://ashleyanderic.blogspot.com

Anne K. said...

This is really adorable idea - SUPER way to use leftover bits of sweaters in various stages of refashion!!

Marina said...

Oh my gosh this is beautiful! I'm featuring this on our blog! Mar @ Justsewsassy.com

Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty said...

absolutely BEAUTIFUL! What an inspiration. I think I need several doors so I have several wreaths!

One Crafty Chick's Creations said...

Love it!

Tasha said...

Oh, I just Love this wreath! I want to make one in the colors of my living room and hang it year round. Love love. Thank you for always coming and linking up. I love seeing what you are up to!

Jellybean Junkyard said...

Love this! I'll be featuring it today at:
http://jellybeanjunkyard.wordpress.com

Stephani said...

What a great idea. I love it! Thanks for linking up to Crafty Friday!

Vally said...

I like it a lot!Well done!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is lovely! Makes me want hot chocolate and to build a snowman.

Rochelle said...

So pretty! What a great idea.

-Rochelle @ http://homesweethomebodies.blogspot.com/

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

What a great idea! Very cute! I'd love for you to come link them to my link party this weekend. Hope to see you there.

Krista
whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet said...

So, so pretty! I love the cool blue colors!

Stopping by from Creation Corner.Have a great weekend!

Joy said...

Another beautiful wreath! Thanks for linking up to Fantabulous Friday!

Tina Peterson said...

How cute! Would you be interested in doing on post on making this wreath on my Holiday Traditions blog? I would be happy to add your blog/etsy button to my blog for the season. (bribe)

Let me know! Tina "The Book Lady"
http://holidaytraditionsandmore.blogspot.com

Tina Peterson said...

Almost forgot - I'm following you from Crafty Friday. I'm having a giveaway for Thanksgiving Cards on Holiday Traditions (address above) - don't miss out!

Tina

Amy P said...

Stopping by from Fabulous Friday, I'm so into the rosettes right now, love your wintery take on it!

michaela said...

I love this. You are so creative! Thank you for sharing!

Sanditerese said...

I love this! It turned out great.

Jessica said...

This is stunning gorgeous!! I am in love and want one just like it! :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh, this is really soft and pretty!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous!!!
Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Love it! Beautiful! Looks so soft and warm.

Heather

Michelle said...

Absolutely fabulous...great idea!

d @ dthatssewme said...

GORGEOUS! I want one soooo badly!
What's so great is that it would work with any colour combo you like!
Visiting from the girl creative!

D
@
dthatssewme.blogspot.com

crafty1 said...

Absolutely beautiful, and i agree that it would be wonderful in any colors. You could vary it based on the season. Fabulous!!

Not Just A Mommy! said...

Hi there! Following over from Under The Table And Dreaming! What a great idea for making this a winter wreath, I've seen it mostly as a fall and spring one. I've made a few of the flowers and attached them to hair clips but haven't been brave enough to make a full wreath!

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

Oh wow this is gorgeeous, I want to make them this year for sure. Would love for you to link up with All About You Monday and show them off!

Suzy said...

Very nice! Love the snowflake add ons! Thanks for linking up to Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom Commercial break!

suzy

Widge said...

beautiful

Stacey said...

This is so cute- I love the colors!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

This is so pretty!
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful wreath! Thank you for sharing!

Amy Meyer said...

I love the colors! It is so beautiful!

Yolanda said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

mle said...

Oh! so lovely!!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Ellen, I can't thank you enough for sharing this project on the Boardwalk Bragfest. I absolutely adore it!

Cindy Adkins said...

This is totally exquisite, Ellen...I came here by way of Jan at The Bragfest...so nice to meet you...I tried to follow, but it wouldn't work...oh no! I'll try again!!
XO

Melissa said...

Ok,I really wish that I was on you birthday list! I love this idea. Great job. Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Tell All again this week.

shel said...

wow! this is so cool! i might have to try something like this!

creativejewishmom/sara said...

beautiful Ellen, thanks so very much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to have you join us!

Jason and Danielle said...

I love it. It is so beautiful

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! I'm a fellow Iron Crafter, and I just love your project. Following you now!

truckermomma said...

I really like your wreath! Beautiful, I am sure I have just the right amount of fabric to make one! Great job.

Lisa said...

You certainly have a winner here! Looks like everyone loves your wreath! I love that it will carry you through the entire winter season. The snowflakes are perfect!

Suzie said...

Beautiful! We are doing our X-mas deco in blues, white and silver this year. This has really inspired me.
Suzie @
staycalmandsewsomething@gmail.com

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

This is beautiful! I LOVE it- especially your color combination! :]

Patty said...

This is so neat! And right up my alley! I'm following you now!

Shell said...

I love this! The snowflakes really set it off.

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

this is so pretty! I love it!! If you have time come link up @ Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays next week! www.ladybug-blessings.com

Birgit Kerr said...

Gorgeous wreath!! Totally love it! I'll have to make one too! Thank you for the inspiration!

AmieAnn said...

Congrats on making the top 10~ Your wreath is beautiful as always.. Thanks for linking up to the Pink Hippo Party and for being my newest follower! (I have been following you for a while!)

malia said...

Ellen this is so beautiful... you are cracking me up -- "not right" before Halloween. I have been so ready for things that aren't orange and black as much as I love Halloween (-: Hope to see you again tomorrow at A Crafty Soiree

Christine said...

This is really nice! I love, love working with thrifted wool sweaters, this is a great idea.