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Monday, October 22, 2012

Nutty over wreath



Last Christmas...yes I said Christmas 2011 I had a bowl full of holiday nuts leftover.  You know the kind I mean, you get them every year from someone who really doesn't know you but feels they need to give you something.  I just couldn't throw them away so a wreath was born, of course this particular wreath lent itself to fall so its been sitting around just waiting to show its "stuff" until now.

I started as I said with a bowl of nuts, two Dollar Tree wreaths and a bolt of burlap ribbon that has finished edging.

I glued the two wreaths together to make a more substantial depth to the wreath.  I didn't take a picture of this because really....who couldn't figure this part out.

Next I took a bolt of finished edge burlap ribbon that I picked up at the floral wholesalers some time back.


I wrapped the ribbon around the wreath and secured it with stick pins.  Since I might want to use the ribbon again sometime I decided not to glue it permanently to the wreath.


After that I started gluing the nuts on starting at the outside and working in.  It dawned on me as I was writing all this that what was the point of pinning the back so the ribbon could be reused when I GLUED the nuts on the front.  Maybe tomorrow will be a better day for me in the logic department.


This was my favorite part in all the gluing, I found a walnut that was so perfectly broken in half  that I put it front and center on the wreath.


I used two floral pins as the wreath holder and secured them in the foam wreath with more hot glue.  



13 comments:

Dawn said...

Not only is it cute, but a great use of those nuts. Love the creativity with the open nut facing forward. Glad to see you back posting:)

Merlesworld said...

That's a good idea, I will made a few with seed and hang the in the trees for the wild birds this christmas.
Merle......

Paula@SweetPea said...

Very pretty! I've been wanting to make a nut wreath for a long time. It's perfect for both fall and winter.

Debbie said...

I am pinning this! And then, I'm showing my mother. She makes better wreathes than I do. Maybe I can get her to make me one like this. I really love the earthiness of it.

jlhoeting said...

Love the wreath...wonder if the squirrels will be climbing your front door??

Rebecca said...

What a great idea! And cute too!

Liz said...

Lovely wreath!!

On Crooked Creek said...

Miss Char,
Love the Christmas wreath used in your Autumnal vignette!!! Very creative!
Fondly,
Pat

Maria said...

BEAUTIFUL wreath!!! I love all the nuts with the burlap, what a great idea, it could work for winter too! Nicely done!

Di said...

Love this natural neutral type wreath. The end result is lovely!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a great way to use up those nuts! Beautiful job! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Lisa said...

I absolutely LOVE that wreath. I now know what project I will be working on this weekend. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Super cute! Thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!