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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Patriotic Wreath ...

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Happy Day! 

After being inspired by the mesh wreaths that popped up around Easter (thanks to Kristen's awesome tutorial), I decided to take a stab at it and create one for Memorial Day/4th of July, especially considering the strong sense of patriotism in the air these days!

I started with this (along with a work wreath and three beaded flag necklaces that aren't pictured):


And made this:


I did it a bit differently than Kristen though.  Instead of cutting the ribbon into strips and tying it in knots all the way around the wreath, I purchased a work form wreath and added all three ribbons (one color at a time) all the way around the wreath, creating both inner and outer layers.  I then threaded the beaded flag necklaces in and out of the mesh all the way around the wreath:



 Love the patriotic punch of color it adds to our front door!


While we're out here, take a peek at my beautiful coleus which is growing a rapid rate in the urns ... my poor accent grass and creeping Jenny are being overtaken!


Happy *early* Memorial Day!


And, OH, by the way ... GUESS what arrived in the mail today?!  Yippee!


Thanks for stopping by ... have a great day!

Linking up to:

Dittale Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
BNOTP/Metamorphosis Monday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesday's Treasures
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31 comments:

Sharing Shadymont said...

Becca,

Your wreath is gorgeous! Your plants are too! I'll have to try a wreath like that. It's really beautiful.

Have a great weekend!

Karen said...

I am going to try and make a wreath. Yours is fabulous! I also recently got my chalk paint and can't wait to try it. Has anyone told you that you resemble Kim Raver? Of course you are both stunning!

Liz said...

Becca, Becca, Becca...what a beautiful wreath. I'm in love with it, very patriotic! I am going to have to try and make one, too! Your plants are very pretty.

Hope your enjoying the weekend! XOXO ~Liz

Kristens Creations said...

Becca,Oh my goodness girl...the wreath is beautiful! It's so full and lush! Maybe I need a lesson...GORGEOUS!!

I'm glad you like the granite! Yes, I thought it was alot like yours...I went back to look at yours and it looks almost identical. The piece I brought home did lighten up just a tad more. I cannot wait to get it installed!!

Enjoy your beautiful wreath!!!Kristen

The Johnson Familia said...

can you *please* make a detailed tutorial? :)

Kristens Creations said...

Becca, just wondering what kind of work form wreath you purchased? I have seen the wire ones with the few pieces of greenery that you attach the mesh with, but have not seen any just plain wire ones anywhere unless I have overlooked them. At Christmas time I just use a regular christmas wreath and use the greenery to attach the mesh...I don't cut it. I like it better not cut! Anyway, just wondering what kind of wreath you used...

Lynda said...

That is one gorgeous wreath!! I'd love to see a video tutorial of how you put it together as well!

Beaches Coastal Creations said...

Soooo......have you tried THE paint. Let me know. I haven't got my samples yet...but I am very, very positive about this. I have quite a collection of stash going on at the store!

Lynette

Gypsy Heart said...

I hate to be deemed "out of it" but what is a 'work wreath' ? You can tell I don't do many wreaths anymore. :-) I LOVE this wreath ~ so full and lush!! The necklaces add a bit of bling and surprise that I really like.

Chalk paint? Oh my word...now you'll have everything in the house painted or repainted. LOL Seriously, I can't wait to see what you do next.

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!
xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

I hate to be deemed "out of it" but what is a 'work wreath' ? You can tell I don't do many wreaths anymore. :-) I LOVE this wreath ~ so full and lush!! The necklaces add a bit of bling and surprise that I really like.

Chalk paint? Oh my word...now you'll have everything in the house painted or repainted. LOL Seriously, I can't wait to see what you do next.

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!
xo
Pat

At The Picket Fence said...

I love that Becca! It has so much depth and dimension and I think it looks fantabulous! :-)
Hope you have a great rest of your weekend my friend!
Vanessa

Pattie said...

Becca, what a beautiful wreath... and it looks like you got so chalk board paint.... have a good Sunday

Pattie

KATHY said...

I love your wreath! It looks fabulous.Now your all ready for the holidays.

Kathy

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Simply adorable Becca! Really tunred out great.

Lisa said...
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a4a8c284-3941-11e0-bd8d-000bcdcb2996 said...

Love it it adds such a punch !!!

I don't know what a work form is...dah !!! Could you give some more details...

All the best,
Kathy :)

hunterroot16 said...

Oh Becca, I am so jealous of your front entrance! It is so beautiful. I need to pull out my patriotic decorations {quickly}. I'm not sure I know what a "work wreath" is. Dare to explain? and where I might get one so that I can totally copy you! Why try to be original when you are made perfection!!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Oooppps. Beccca, I just left you that comment and didn't realize that the computer was logged into my son's account. I can't wait to get my computer replaced for the storm. Hope you had a great weekend!

Jeanette said...

I love the wreath! I made a few for Easter. I just love how you can add anything to the mesh because it is so pliable. Great Job!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

I love it! It turned out so good!! I now want to make one! :)

Jemsmom said...

LOVE it!!!! Now I am going to have to go and make a cute wreath! Yippeeee!!!!

Jill said...

Wow!~Your wreath kicks every other mesh wreath's butt! That is the prettiest one I've seen! Love it!

Christie said...

Your wreath is beautiful! Coming over from 'The Fence!' It is so funny to me that I find you in web world through a sweet girl in the midwest and you live up the road! I love the girls at the Picket Fence! Your feature was well deserved! It is always lovely over here! Christie at Three Pixie Lane in upstate SC!!

Pat said...

Wonderful patriotic wreath, Becca. I should get things together for a wreath for 4th of July.

Marianne said...

It came out great Becca and I love it in red, white and blue. I still want to make one of these since Kristen's did the tutorial.
Marianne :)

Andrea said...

I am really going to have to get on this chalk paint bandwagon! Anxious to see what you paint with it =)

Kellie Collis said...

It's lovely! Very well done! Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

Linda said...

What a festive wreath! You really did a great job on it! Thanks so much for your nice comment about my table, on my blog!

iSavor the Weekend said...

I don't have a patriotic wreath and would love to make this one. I absolutely love it. Please share it on my Patriotic Linky party this weekend. I need to run out to Michaels now to get started on my wreath :) Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your wreath is stunning. I so need to change out the one on my door. Very patriotic. I love it. Hope you have a super holiday. Hugs, Marty

Julie Siomacco said...

Gorgeous! I love the patriotic wreaths. I ran out of time before I could make any this year. For those asking, I've seen the work forms at http://www.trendytree.com/ and http://www.mardigrasoutlet.com/ and Hobby Lobby. Hope this helps.