Tuesday, April 24, 2012

~LOVIN' MY WILD SIDE~

I love wildy looking wreaths, do you?

I see so many fabulous ones out there in the blogging world and each one gets my own creative juices flowing!!!  I have wreaths hanging outside my home and inside my home and love the welcoming feeling they give to most any room.  The one at the the top once graced the door to my studio.  It's branchy on the inside and I love the twisty, twirly looking tendrils going every which way.  In the center of this wreath there is actually another wreath.  It's a small heart shaped one with three pink roses at the base.  Love how they look married together! I got tired of knocking the thing off the door so I decided to move it to our pink accented guestroom.  I have it hanging on this metal thingy I snagged at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago...
 This wreath was fun to make and pretty easy to take on!  It hangs in our second guestroom...the one with the palest blue walls you've ever seen!  Another trip to the world's most favorite craft store (Hobby Lobby) to buy a grapevine heart shaped beauty in it's natural twig color.  I LIGHTLY coated this one with flat white paint on both sides (the cheap stuff from Wal-Mart) and then gently distressed it with sand paper.  Next I took two branchy style twig stems (again from HL) and cut them apart.  No tools needed I just pulled them out from the main stem.  I tucked each wildy looking piece underneath the grapevine wrappings and that was it!  The creamy white roses were salvaged from a vintage millinery hat, but you can find something similar at your neighborhood craft place!  It hangs on the front of a vintage window which is over the bed.

Neither of the wreaths are very original...I'm sure they've been done before.  Just thought I'd give you a little peek at the two rooms I'll be showing you soon.  The blue room is FINALLY completely done and I can't wait to show you the changes.  The beige, soft white and pink room has also been reworked so more pics of that room are coming soon as well!

I'm back working in my studio today...I'll be visiting around later this evening!

Tomorrow begins a brand new giveaway!   

Love to you... 

18 comments:

Anne said...

Rebecca,
That wreath is so pretty.I love the little touches that make it pretty and special.Now no more teasing.I want to see what else you have been up too ;-)I hope you share soon.
Anne

Julie Marie said...

Love your pretty wreaths Rebecca... I have some all over my home as well... new blogger is giving me fits!... luckily a follower told me how to get back on the old one... why can't they leave things alone!!! xoxo Julie Marie

NanaDiana said...

Your wreaths are both beautiful, Rebecca. You always have such a good eye for putting things together. Love that heart shaped one!!!! xo Diana

Julie Marie said...

Hi again... and thanks for visiting!... I did not switch to the new one either and was not going to... Blogger DID it to me! I was soo mad... thank goodness the lady told me in her comment how to get my old one back... yikes! I hate the new one... xoxo Julie Marie

Sherri B. said...

I love wreaths and yours are so very pretty. I tried my hand at it once, thinking 'How hard can it be?' and in the end, it did look like a wreath.....that had been run over by a truck! xo

Marilyn said...

Anything with hearts is a keeper for me! Can't wait for pictures of both rooms.♥♫

Jill said...

They are so beautiful!

Anneke said...

these wreats are beautiful.
you have a lovely blog and post.
greetings from ann

Maria said...

These are sooo pretty, Rebecca! I love the white "whispies" coming out of the second wreath!
I hope you and your family are well. I smiled when I saw the photo from the early 90's ... your crafts are lovely!

Wishing you JOY, Rebecca!
*Maria

Christine said...

The wreaths remind me of an English garden.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Lovely post and great wreaths.
Glad you finished your blue room and the beige, soft white (how I too hate any harsh whites!) and pink one. That gives you a great feeling doesn't it.
And you also managed to visit me last night; I'm proud of you!
Love,

Mariette

NanaNor's said...

Hi Rebecca, I love every single thing about your romantic home. I had a wreath on our front porch but last spring the birds made a nest in it; hubby was able to clean it up but I won't put it out until the birds aren't nesting.
Hugs, Noreen

Theresa said...

I am a wild wreath kinda gal and LOVE yours! Have a blessed and productive day, HUGS!

Oklahoma Granny said...

You have such a talent for putting things together!

Patty Patterson said...

Beautiful wreaths!

Lululiz said...

Both wreaths are gorgeous. Maybe, just maybe I slightly prefer the second one, but ask me again tomorrow, and it could well have changed to the first one. And then back to the second one, and so on and so forth, lol.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Both wreaths are exquisite! Just exquisite!

Roselle said...

All your new reveals are stunning. LOVE the way the white pops against the blue background! Can't wait to see your pink room. Hope things are going well for you my friend!
xo
Roselle

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