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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Inspired by... pinwheels


I tried.

I really did.

Some of you may remember, back in my Red, White and Blue post, I said I wanted one wreath I could leave up all summer.

Well, I almost made it to Fall...

But I kept seeing all this great inspiration!



 Cookies by Munchin Munchies, placemats by Positively Splendid and this beautiful twine wrapped wreath by Not So Artsy.



I love this burlap wreath with the pennant that Laurie over at Gallamore West made! and these sweet rosettes from Jennifer at Delightfully Noted – love! Janet from Today's Fabulous Finds made the fun "bubble" burlap wreath on the left.

As you've probably guessed by now, I had to make a new wreath for my front door!

So, now that I've tooted everyone else's horn...

Here is my version:


... and here is how I did it:

I took apart my red, white and blue wreath and re-wrapped the straw form with 3 inch strips of burlap. You could probably use those U shaped florists pins to attach them, but I didn't have any, so I used my glue gun.


The straw form is getting a little worn, so this will probably be the last recycle!

I had some square pieces left over from my Lizzie project and used them to make pinwheels.


I've been lovin' all the different pennants I've been seeing all over blog-land and decided to make a welcoming one for the other side of the wreath.


I hot-glued the individual pennants to some jut, tied a bow at each end and pinned them to the wreath.



Admittedly, it's a little different from my usual style.  But I think it turned out cute!


What do you think?


Oh, and here is what we did with the extra burlap.


He's all tuckered out after helping mamma make the wreath!


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  1. Hi June! LOVE your blog! Can't wait to get home and play...I haven't been inspired to craft is a long time!!! I love your wreath...I'll be checking out some more of your blog. (" BTW, thanks for visiting mine. I'm just really curious how you found me! Blessings, sweet sister!

  2. I love the wreath, June! The way you mixed the pennants and the pinwheels was very clever! I like the burlap too - I've never made a wreath with burlap but I'd like to try it out.


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