Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wool Roses and Holly Christmas Wreath

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A door prize was needed for our upcoming Christmas party at work!

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I offered to make a wreath, but really didn’t have much of an idea at the time what I would do.

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A few weekends ago I dug out all my wool felt and was working on these wool trees.  I kept looking at the red and green pieces and started pulling some of them aside.

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That’s just a random sunsetting shot I threw in here to confuse you!  I had a wreath that I had salvaged from a pile at an auction, cleaned it up and sprayed it with a clear coat or two to freshen it up. 

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I used a llama scarf and various white wool sweaters to make the white flowers, added a big red rose and a bunch of free hand cut holly leaves.

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I added wool roving balls to the holly leaves and tied on a vintage wool bow.

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I think it might just work!

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I am linking to these great parties!

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20 comments:

aprettymess said...

oh my! i adore this wreath!! how pretty <3

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

You know I love a pretty wreath and this one is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it at the Crafty Cornucopia Challenge!

Tina from A Few Pretty Things said...

What a beautiful wreath!

Polkadot-pretties said...

Great project !

I would love you to come and share it at my Craft, Create & Inspire Linky party

http://polkadotpretties.com/2012/11/craft-create-inspire-linky-party-5/

Hope to see you there:)

Claire@ Polkadot pretties x

pinkoddy said...

How very pretty and I like how you were reusing things

Kate said...

Your wreath is quite lovely.

Jill said...

Beautiful Ellen! So simple and pretty - will make a great prize!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Monica said...

I don't know what it is about this but I LOVE it...stunning! I love how it is simple but so elegant looking. Great job!
http://mommysordinarymagic.blogspot.com

Lindi said...

This looks really great! I used some of my parents clothes after they passed so I could remember them...which I do anyway...but the wreaths, like yours is to you, were very special to me.

Robyn said...

Beautiful! I love your pictures too. They put me in the Christmas mood :)

Dixie n Dottie said...

This is so pretty! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_11_27_archive.html

Heather@ourcultivatedlife said...

Love this!

Natalie said...

So festive! Love it!

Antonella @ The Comfortable Home said...

Oh, absolutely cute!

Anonymous said...

Wow I love all of your felted projects and I am really into felting myself! You should post some tutorials on feting projects, that would be awesome!!!

Jennifer Hicks said...

I love the simplicity of this wreath. So pretty!

Emily said...

I love your wreath! Anything that can use up recycled sweaters is so fun to do. I love to work with the felted wool. Thanks for the beautiful post!

Valerie@Occasionally Crafty said...

I'm kind of a sucker for felt. It looks gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to The CSI Project challenge this week!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ooh the touch of holly is PERFECT!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

i love those felt rosettes! great wreath!