Friday, January 20, 2012

Pretty in Pink


I have never been a huge fan of Pink. Until I started seeing all this fabulous pink showing up in peoples crafts, and homes around bloggerville. I wanted to make a Valentine wreath, but something a little different than the typical red. So I headed to Pinterest because I am an addict to look for a little inspiration. I loved this wreath from Babblings and More.


I love the different fabrics she used, and the texture is perfect!



Then when I was packing up my Vintage tree and ornaments I noticed that most of the balls where Pink.


So I kept those aside and placed them in a silver bread basket.




A crystal bowl wood look beautiful too, but I do not have one large enough. 


I also added a few of the silver ones.


Wyatt kept sneaking his hand in the photo to bug his mother, 
cause that's what this 4.5 year old finds amusing.


And here is my wreath.


 I used the Pinterest wreath and the colors of the vintage ornaments as inspiration.


So here is how it came together. I ran to Joanne's and got a little fabric and a Styrofoam round.
I bought a 1/2 yard of Burlap and a quarter yard of the 3 coordinating fabrics.


I chose Ivory Burlap (didn't even know it existed in this shade).


I wrapped the Burlap around the wreath not cutting any notches in it as I liked the burlap 
pleated look, then pinned it to the wreath along the way.


The grey fabric I chose is actually flannel. I wanted it to have the same feel as the vintage balls, 
so this was as close to silver as I wanted.


There are tutorials on how to make flat flowers out of fabric or paper, but having never read them, here is my version. Not sure if they are better or worse, this is just what I did.


Start coiling the center of the flower, twisting the burlap as you go. After an inch or so, twist the fabric the opposite direction.  Making sure you hold the flower very tightly as it will want to unroll on you.


The Burlap is harder to keep compact and tight as it is bulkier, but I liked the added texture it gave me.


Carefully turn over the flower, still holding it together tight and place a line of hot glue across the entire back. Hold for a minute, then lay down for it to cool completely.


I love this soft pink fabric, it has a few of stripes running through it, again a bit of added texture.


I coiled it the same way as the burlap then placed a long straight pin through the side of the flower 
(figured this out after I did a burlap one). 


Isn't she pretty? I then had to hot glue them to the wreath.


The last bit of fabric had pink, white and grey in it. I layered some of the flowers so I could fit them all on. I think the inspiration wreath is bigger than mine. I stuck a few of the straight pins in the center of the flowers, for a little extra support. I used that to make a few flowers and hang the wreath
from. I had some silver wired ribbon that I made a bow with, not sure it I like it on there or not. 
What do you think?
Are you using some unconventional colors to decorate for Valentines day?

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40 comments:

  1. Really sweet wreath, Bonnie. I'm like you - pink has never been my favorite color but it is growing on me. You were able to balance it out nicely with the grey and ivory.

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  2. Thanks, I like it!!
    I kept searching for the word 'ivory' to describe the burlap, but it never came to me-thanks!
    I could even keep it up for spring but I am kinda a wreath freak, so I imagine I will make one for then as well!
    LOL

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  3. Hi, Bonnie

    I love your wreath, is lovely!

    Vanessa

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  4. Looks great--love the texture the burlap adds. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. It's lovely Bonnie, thank you for sharing.Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party at Katherines Corner. Hugs and smooches and wishes for a wonderful weekend! P.S. I had know idea they had white burlap either!

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  6. Hey Bonnie
    I jumped over from Katherins Corner. That's really pretty!

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  7. I like the different textures and colors of fabric you used. Thanks SO much for sharing your wreath at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

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  8. I love that you went a little unconventional with the colors! Very pretty! Thanks for linking up!

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  9. I'm not much of a pink fan but I sure love it in your wreath and ornaments! Using it in Little accents is perfect!
    Thanks so much for linking up to the Be Mine Bonanza event!

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    1. thanks Kindra, I like pink in small doses too!

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  10. Hi Bonnie, I love your bowl of baubles and the wreath is precious. I just made a paper doily and coffee filter wreath. I wanted a burlap flower on it so I made one very similar I didn't know what I was doing for sure either. I did it like you only I sewed with thread back and forth as I rolled and twisted. I love a bit of burlap for texture. Hopped over from Knick of Time. Now a new follower.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  11. This is adorable! Thank you for sharing your lovely project at Potpourri Friday!

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  12. Its gorgeous. I have to give this ago. Thanks for the instructions they will be ever so helpful. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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    1. thank you so much, let me know if you make one I would love to see it!

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  13. This is really pretty! I love it!

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  14. Have always loved pink and gray together, beautiful wreath and perfect for Valentine's Day! I have a lot of grapevine wreaths I made years ago that need some 'love', so think I will try my hand at some fabric roses! Love your blog, I am a new follower. Have a great week! :)

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    1. this took me all of 20 minutes to make, I was going to use a grapevine wreath, like you, I have a bazillion that need a little freshening up. Let me know if you do, I would love to see it!!
      Thanks for the compliment about my blog!

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  15. I love the colors and textures! BTW, I like yours better than the inspiration wreath. Thank you for sharing! Please stop by my Blog Launch Party and enter my drawing. I am a brand new "mommy blogger" and would love your expert advice. Thanks and I will be following you :-)
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  16. Aw, thank you Mrs Flescher!! I am heading over your way now...

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  17. Very pretty wreath and I really like the fabrics you selected. The colors are so pretty. I also like yours better then the original one. You could also keep this going into spring. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best party!

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  18. This wreath is soooo cute!! We love it! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday to share more great ideas! -The Sisters

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  19. I really like this (and I am not a fan of pink either, even though my daughter has yet to wear any other color in her 6 years)! Great weekend project! :)

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    1. Haha!
      I have a daughter who changes her favorite color every week!!

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  20. I think it is so beautiful! I love the colors!

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  21. Thanks for linking up to SLEEPY SUNDAY!! I LOVE anything burlap and it is AWEOSME for Valentine's!!

    I am your newest follower!!

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  22. Adorable wreath! I admit to being addicted to pink :-)

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share at Pin'Inspiration Thursday. Hope to see you on Saturday to help "Beat the Winter Blues". Have an awesome day.

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  23. This is so wonderful, beautiful and looks easy enough for me to try! I have adored these fabric roses from afar as the tutorials look way too difficult for a novice like me. Love the little leaves added.

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  24. Super Cute!! Thanks so much for linking up!! Have you seen my Lisa Leonard giveaway yet?


    XO, Aimee

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  25. Cute wreath! I love the flowers and the colors!!!!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/05/submarine-sunday-30.html

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