Sunday, January 2, 2011

Building A Wreath


I was commissioned to create a wreath for a local salon. 
He requested that I use neutral tones, so here's what I came up with!

I went to this awesome place that has so much fun stuff to decorate with, 
it's called Grenon's Trading Company in Bedford, NH. Their permanent botanicals 
are nothing like you'd find at Michael's, I decided to get all my supplies here!


Some wonderful wheat!


Not sure what this is, but I had to have it!


A little bit of Babies Breath.


Some shrooms and small pods, I love working with this stuff!


I started with an 18" grapevine wreath.


I usually stick a piece in, stand back, and see how it 
looks from a distance, then glue into place, using a hot glue gun.


It's starting to have a nice flow, but still so much more to add, 
and it always takes more than you think.


I will be adding a burlap ribbon to the left hand side, 
that's why it's not as full as the other side. I don't know about you, 
but I have really been into burlap lately!


Still not looking quite right. The bow is too skimpy, 
so I'll add a few more loops, but a different size.


Much better!


So...  what do you think?
Are you thinking you might need a new wreath for your front door this spring?

Linky parties I will be joining:

28 comments:

  1. Wow. That is just incredibly beautiful. You are so talented!

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  2. Bridget that wreath is beautiful! I love the natural look and the ribbon is perfect. Soooo pretty, I could picture this on a french door.

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  3. What a gorgeous wreath! You inspire me to make one of these for my front door for spring with a nest tucked in. Just divine!

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  4. This wreath is stunning!!!

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous wreath!

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  6. Wow, what a pretty wreath! I would love to make a pretty wreath for my front door.

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  7. Hi, I'm over from BNOTP. Beautiful! I LOVE wreaths and you did a great job. LOVE the big bow you made!
    Best,
    Gloria

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  8. I've never made a wreath before but now I think I can after seeing your post. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  9. As a floral designer I KNOW that you did a GREAT job!! The wreath is beautiful and perfect as a winter wreath!!!! I love all the elements! Thanks for sharing this, I am sure it will help many people!!! XO, Pinky

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  10. That is an amazing looking wreath. Wonderful job! Nice to meet you.

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful finished product. I'm your newest follower.
    Cindy

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  12. such a gorgeous creation! absolutely love the colors.

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  13. What a great wreath. Looks wonderful - great supplies.

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  14. Gorgeous wreath & thanks for the instructions! Just became your new follower.

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  15. That is gorgeous. And the fact that you started with a grapevine wreath is exciting, because I have an extra one sitting here!

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  16. Gorgeous! I wish we had a great place like that here for faux floral. Love the burlap bow. I hope you'll stop by my linky party going on all weekend!

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  17. Hello! I am visiting from French Country Cottage. I just wanted to stop by and say that your wreath is beautiful!

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  18. Hi Bridget~ Ohh loving this wreath! It is gorgeous! I love the greenery choices, natural elements and the burlap is perfect!! Great job on it! Bet it looks amazing in the salon! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday- Happy New Year! :)

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  19. This has to be the most stunning wreath of the season!!! You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the "Amaze Me Monday" blog party!!

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  20. LOVE this wreath I want to make something for my front door you have given me inspiration for sure!! I am your newest follower. I just started a blog come check me out if you get a chance..

    http://noplacelikehomecraftsdecorbyallyson.blogspot.com/

    ~Allyson~

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  21. I followed you from Carrie's party because I wanted to see more of this gorgeous wreath! I love it! Thanks for the tutorial, I'll be back to see more of your site!

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  22. Love it! I featured you in my wrap-up! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Gay~

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  23. That is a GORGEOUS wreath!! :)

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