When the Winter Pinterest Challenge was announced last week, I was beyond excited. Mostly because it feels like I’m pinning everything lately. Of course, I couldn’t decide what to do (seriously – it took me until Saturday) but I eventually pulled it together.
WIthout further ado, my pinterest challenge item is…
(Thanks to the tutorial on Bower Power)!
This was the perfect project for me to tackle because I had all of the supplies (and by ‘had’ I mean ‘found them after in assorted boxes’). To start, I cut a few strips of fabric from my scrap collection. I tried to stick with whites, greens, and blues. My favorite was the green and white polka dot fabric because it was flannel and oh-so-soft.
With the strips cut, I started by tying a knot at one end…
…and then twisting and wrapping the fabric around the knot. I did this and attempted to make it permanent with a push-pin, which was a major fail. Thank goodness for hot glue, even if I do burn myself practically every time I use it.
Before I knew it, I had a whole slew of fabric flowers just hanging around.
Clearly, I hadn’t thought past this part because what do you do with all of these flowers?
You make a wreath, that’s what.
Well, you could really do a lot with these flowers, like dress up a headband or make a fun necklace, but in this instance, I decided to make a Spring wreath.
Our Former Spring wreath ended up being a donor for this project. I basically had to rip off all of the leaves and flowers – sometimes cut them off – to get the basic wreath. Totally worth it, in my opinion.
PS – Don’t worry about the flowers – they’ve all been placed in an apothecary jar for a lovely touch of Spring in our dining area!
At this point, I pretty much just went wild with some leftover tulle from an earlier wreath. It really helps tie everything together, rather than have the flowers look like they were just thrown on. The green doesn’t match the green in the flowers, but it’s a soft green that’s perfect for Spring.
You know, in case Spring ever decides to happen.
I’m currently hanging the wreath on one of the built-ins’ knobs because I have yet to find the command strips. Once that happens, I’ll be tossing this bad boy up on our front door.
So, that’s my Winter 2013 Pinterest challenge. Can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with!