I needed a little something for teacher gifts this year to go along with the gifts cards I had gotten. I don't like to just give a gift card and nothing else. So I was inspired by all of the chalk art on Pinterest like this one.
I know some people think it's horrible to talk about Christmas decorating before Thanksgiving, but when you have a lot of decorating to do, you need to start early. I don't do outside decorations before the day after Thanksgiving, but I'm having 2 big parties at my house in early December so I'll be starting in a couple of weeks inside my house. Since I also sell wreaths and will be doing a couple of Holiday markets this year, I am in full swing Christmas right now. Here is a cute girlie wreath I made a little while ago. I thought these colors would be so cute together. Here is what I started with.
This wreath was made on a 30 inch work wreath form. The mesh and the form are from my wholesale supplier, but the other items are from Hobby Lobby and the ribbon is from Sam's Club. They have great ribbon, mesh and ornaments at Sam's. And all for a great price.
I learned this new technique of rolling the mesh and attaching it to the work wreath with a pouf in the middle. I haven't seen anyone else selling wreaths with this technique. If you want me to do a tutorial on this new technique, leave me a comment and I'll try to do one next week. Here is the completed wreath.
I decided to forgo all the metallic and glitz this time around and go for something that seemed more natural. I think of fall as a time to be outdoors and enjoy the cool crispness in the air. It's all about getting back to nature.
This wreath is made with a new product called paper burlap deco mesh. I went to an educational seminar a couple of weeks ago and learned this new mesh rolling technique. It's a little different than the regular rolled technique and is really stunning when using more than one color. I'm thinking about doing a tutorial next week. Leave me a comment if you would like to see that.
The weather hasn't quite turned cold here in northern Florida yet, but I love fall so much I had to start making wreaths.
This copper and brown mesh was just what I needed. I love animal print, and this ribbon goes so well with the mesh.
These glittered gourds and pumpkins were the finishing touch on this wreath.
This wreath is sold already but it wasn't a custom order. Five minutes after posting it on FB it was sold. If you are interested in a similar wreath please let me know and I can do a custom order just for you.