Saturday, March 24, 2012

St. Patty's to Easter

I started with the Valentines wreath, but could not stop there. I had to make a St. Patty's wreath as well as an Easter one. I stuck with my burlap wreath and had some fun.

For my St. Patty's wreath I wanted to try a technique that me and my mom had tried years and years ago. I'm not thrilled on the way they turned out, but oh well, I didn't give myself much time to work with, so it had to do.

You use fabric wrapped wire, and bend it into the shape that you want. For me I did 4 leaf clovers. Then you glue them onto the fabric.  I used way too much glue, and it didn't turn out the way I really wanted, but it was fine. You then carefully cut them out, it was harder then I remembered.

Then I just used some long pins and pined them onto the wreath and wrapped it with some cute ribbon.

The Easter wreath I saw in Issue 250 of CrossStitcher. The bunnies were just too cute to pass up, I had to stitch them. They were super easy, and they kind of looked like little aliens while I was stitching them, it made me laugh.

I hooked everything onto little clips that I found in the jewelry department at my local Joann's. The clips on the bunnies are even Velcroed on so I can use the clips again for something else.

I used the bow from my Valentines wreath, and found some more cute pink ribbon. Out of the three wreaths I have made so far, this one is my favorite.