Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The joy of creating something for the first time:)

My sweet daughter in law Rhiannon has now felt the joy of creating her very first wreath! The inspiration for this wreath came from my other daughter in law Janene who is quite the creative genius!
I find that most people love creating, they just may not have had a chance to try out their creativity.
As with most of creative endeavors, we began with a trip to Hobby Lobby:) We hit the sale jackpot this week with a sale on wreaths and ribbon. I carefully explained to Rhiannon that one rarely ever has a reason to pay full price for anything at Hobby Lobby because of their constant rotating store sales on different products. Pure genius on their part...don't you think?
One of my favorite parts of creating is how the "pile" of parts becomes something beautiful.

grapevine wreath, monogram letter, burlap fabric, burlap chevron ribbon, burlap flowers, straw butterfly, turquoise daisy, hot glue gun

The monogram letter was primed and them painted with Martha Stewart metallic textured paint. It is super thick and a bit hard to work with...won't use it again.

Burlap fabric was cut in 4 inch strips which were frayed by "peeling" off a thread or two on the edges.  Burlap strips were hot glued to wreath in a random back & forth pattern in a loose fashion.

This really fun burlap chevron ribbon was then hot glued to the burlap strips.

Rhiannon then made a simple bow with the burlap ribbon with a small strip of burlap fabric for the center.

The flowers were arranged to Rhiannon's taste:)...and hot glued on the wreath. 

This straw butterfly adds a fun and unique embellishment!

Kudos to Rhiannon for finding her creative mojo!

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