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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Inspired by. . . a picture


I know most of you have moved on to Christmas. But hopefully there are few of you who plan to celebrate Thanksgiving {smile} and still need some inspiration for your front door.

It's been months since I've had the opportunity to craft and I've been itching to make a new wreath for our front door.  We're in the process of putting in flower beds and making a few other changes to the front porch, so the front door needed to have something pretty and welcoming amidst the general chaos!

While at Jo-Ann's picking up some supplies for the wedding invitations and wedding favors {post still to come} I was inspired by this picture:




Love the rich gold-tones and little pears peeking through the leaves!  A dear friend had given me a gift certificate to another craft store, so I was $$$ flush and ready to shop for my wreath supplies! 

Have you noticed all the little owls making their appearance around blog land?  Isn't it fun when something you're already fond of becomes popular!  My grandmother was partial to owls and I have a special affection for them because of my memories of her.  After seeing Sarah's lovely creation over at Lacquer and Linen, I knew I wanted to add a sweet avian accent to my wreath, too!  After a quick review of my Inspired by... wreaths pinterest board and seeing the Fall Argyle Wreath from Create and Celebrate that I'd pinned last year, I was sure of it.




The most expensive part of this wreath was the sprig of pears at $8.00 {ouch!} – even with the gift certificate, that hurt. But the good news is, I only used half the sprig, so I have half left over for the next project!




After spray painting the wreath gold, I actually decided I liked it better in color, but there was no turning back!  However, after adding the ribbon, a few sprigs of some coppery colored bush (that I had not spray painted) and the little owl there was enough contrasting color to improve my opinion.




And I really like how it looks against our green front door!




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  1. Your wreath turned out beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet note. Have a blessed week ahead!

  2. Beautiful - I like it better than the original! Joining from Inspire Me Monday - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

  3. What a gorgeous wreath! I love the gold!! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social Sunday party. YOu can come show off your awesome ideas! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/11/get-social-sunday.html

  4. What a pretty wreath! And I love the littke owl!

  5. Love your wreath.... I want to make one...

    and can you email a mailing address for Christmas cards?????I want to send you my creation....

  6. June, thank you for visiting my blog! I see we both enjoy making wreaths! Your's is lovely, I am following you now and on Pinterest too!


  7. What a pretty wreath! You did an amazing job! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

  8. Very cute, the owl is adorable. Thank you for visiting Pret-a-vivre, I am glad you enjoyed the story of the crane :-)


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