Halloween Wreath ~ from a clothes basket
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My son & I had a great time making this wreath! He was a little annoyed (being 5) that we had to make another trip to Joanne Fabrics but I let him choose the fabric….so he was happy about that! The wreath was a little out of my comfort zone. We used the cover to an old wicker clothes basket that I swear is 20+ years old & I made a fleece button flower using Beth’s tutorial at Homestoriesatoz. I wasn’t really sure if I could do this but we gave it a shot!
We used orange & black pocca dot fleece for the flower as well as simple cotton Halloween prints for the tie/tails
I Attach the with wire Now for the bow …..go to Homestoriesatoz to view tutorial of how to make a felt flower. I made my flower large & my finger was to small so I used some wooden dowels to hold in place.Because my flower was so large I kinda “peeled” back the layers to make it look fuller.My little flower was so ridiculously LARGE that I had to cut off the bottom in order to squish it on my wreath! I’m sure there is a much better way to make a large flower but you’ll have to ask Beth how to do that! I also made a little guy (below) to put in the center of my “big” guy.
We used the festive fabric that my son chose to make bow “tails”! My son thought this was the best project ever because we used the cover to the clothes basket cover…good recycling lesson! What could you use in your house to make a wreath? (and not the wreaths you have laying around from the store!)
Thank you for taking the time to view our little project ~ Even though this was out of my comfort zone, I think it’s my favorite post so far because my son and I did it together! Fun memories ~ Brighten my day & tell me what you think! Please take a second & leave a comment below!
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wow – another fuggly creation from Miss I-think-I'm-So-fricken Crafty-Jess! Really you need to stop-jeez!
ok so i'm still jealous I stink at crafty stuff – great job to you both!
I don't think you're giving yourself enough credit here! You guys did a great job. I love that it's not like every other wreath out there. How fun that you could do it with your little guy too!
So ingenious and fun! I love!
very fun and creative! You did a great job!
So fun! Thanks for sharing it with us!
What a great idea! I like your unique take on a the wreath with a filled in center. I would love for you to stop by my site on Monday and add this to my What's In The Gunny Sack Link Party!
I love how creative this is! Very festive too! Great job!!
What a unique and fun wreath! Would love if you linked up to the Scatter Girls' Fall Front Porch Party that is going on right now: http://scattergirls.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-porch-linky-party.html
Jess, you continue to amaze me with all your wonderful creations. Keep up the great work! L,g