Gardener’s Wreath

I know, I know.  You’ve probably seen enough spring and/or garden wreaths to last you for this year, but this one was wanted by someone else, so I had to make it.
This Christmas, my family decided to do a “gift your gift” exchange (fabulous idea!)
Obviously, you “gift” something you’re good at, or someone else would want from your talents (or your muscles).
My mom gave a photo session away, one of my aunts made my family dinner and donated babysitting,  a few of the younger guys donated back breaking labor, and my gift was to make a seasonal wreath, to whomever won it (you play this like a white elephant gift exchange).
My aunt won and wanted a spring wreath, I created a board on Pinterest and she seemed to like “earthy” wreaths, and she loves to garden.
So…here’s what I started with.
Most items were from the $ store. The dark greenery was from Hobby Lobby, the grapevine wreath I had stashed in my basement, the little nest from from a thrift store and the butterfly, I never used.
I started by cutting a strip of burlap, and wrapping it around the wreath. I frayed the edges a little and hot glued it to the top.
Then I took two different types of greenery and wrapped them together. I stuffed them in the edges of the burlap, along with a little hot glue.  
 
Next I made a burlap bow. I’m not a huge fan of bows, but the wreath needed something besides the pot w/ bird’s nest, that I had planned on.
To make a quick bow, you start by circling the fabric around itself.
Then you take a piece of ribbon or twine or whatever you can find to tie it in the middle.
Then you spread out the loops, and you have a bow.
I took a few of the burlap “strings” and tied the pot and wreath on. I had to hot glue the wreath, a little moss, and an egg on the pot.
Pretty simple!
Now the picture that I was following on Pinterest, had a cute little shovel hanging from the middle. I looked and looked and couldn’t find anything small enough, so I figured I could always go to her house and add it, if I found the perfect “something”.
 But I had to throw that idea in there, in case you wanted to make the wreath.
I promise….my last wreath.
Well, until summer, which is really only a month or so away!
–Katie

Comments

  1. That’s beautiful Katie!!! Very ‘springy’and inspiring!!! Love it!

  2. Katie…I LOVE LOVE this!!! please keep making wreaths!! you do such a great job! The little pot is just adorable!!

    Bonnie @ Uncommon

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com

    • I love wreaths too….obviously. lol
      But I feel like this is the same “green, brown, nature, with a little something else” wreath that has been done 2 zillion times on blogs this season. haha

      I still wanted one of my own after photographing it on my door though. It’s fun to see “different” things on blogs, but the pretty standards always look nice on a door. 🙂

  3. That IS a really cute wreath, although I have to say my favorite part of this post is you sharing how your family exchanges ‘gifts’ at Christmas. I LOVE that idea!!! What a wonderful way to celebrate through acts of service, which is so Christ-like!!! I plan on pitching this idea to my family. I would really like to focus on this instead of presents, especially since we are all not really in ‘need’ of anything and pretty much live in excess as it is! Thanks for sharing.

    PS- your Aunt is SO lucky 😉

  4. How adorable! The perfect wreath for a gardener! 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  5. It’s a beautiful wreath! I love the color of your door too.

    Dee

  6. I love your wreath!

  7. What a beautiful wreath.. I am pinning this! Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.. 🙂

  8. What a pretty wreath! I love the addition of the flower pot, it’s so cute!!

  9. Nice….love it! Very simple and elegant!

  10. I clicked over from Sugar and Spice because the wreath caught my eye. However, my favorite part of this post is reading about your family’s gift a gift Christmas gift exchange. How fun is that!?! That is such a fun and personal way to exchange gifts. I love it. (oh yeah, and the wreath is great too 🙂

  11. This is such a cute little wreath! I think that’s so fun that your family has a gift exchange like that! I love when using my skills to make a gift. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Beautiful wreath! And I love your aqua door!! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Pomp Party!

    http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/04/pomp-party-15.html

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  13. What a wonderful wreath and I love the gift exchange idea. I have been trying to get our family to do something like this but so far no luck. I’m going to keep trying! THanks for sharing at this week’s link party!

  14. A wonderful spring wreath! Love the egg 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  15. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make this gardener’s wreath. I’m inspired now to make one. Thanks. I’m following you also. Linda

  16. I love wreaths and this is so cute, we love gardening and such a cute splash of the outside for the home! Thanks, Julie(the letter 4’s mom)

  17. This is super cute! I love the burlap. Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Party!

  18. Fantastic. I love the wreath and the gifting idea! Both are great and I bet your Aunt thinks whe won the jackpot. Ginger

  19. Very nice wreath!

  20. I’m stopping over from Tip Junkie…I’m your neighbor from this weeks party. Very cute wreath and LOVE the color of your door! Thanks for sharing.

    Shannon

    Getting Into Truffle

  21. This is a cute gardeners wreath!! Thanks for coming to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

  22. This is beautiful! I thought the greens were real when I first saw the photo on the link party 🙂 I love this!!

  23. Super cute! I love the “earthy” feel to it!! It’s definitely more original than other’s I’ve seen. I’m pinning this!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime!!

  24. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!

  25. Thanks for linking up this project @CountryMommaCooks link and great party. I just love it…….Hope to see you again at tomorrows party:)

  26. Perfect combo of textures, height, and sweetness! Great work!

  27. Congratulations this post is being featured @ CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party tonight…….sneak-peek on my Facebook, g+, twitter and pinned on pinterest.
    You are also one of this weeks featured blogs and will have your button placed under my featured blod tab in the side-bar for the next week:)

  28. Katie, I LOVE this! It is just absolutely perfect! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing at HiH! You have just inspired me 🙂 I thought I followed you like, a long time ago! It must not have went through or something? Who knows. I am following you now, tho, through GFC and LF! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Oh, and I really hope you will come join the party again this weekend! I caught a glimpse of your newest projests and havent had the chance to comment just yet, but I feel sure I would be featuring at least one of them!:)

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