Sunday, December 9, 2012

Wreath: in Non-Traditional Colors

Welcome to the Pins To Creations Winter/Christmas/Hanukkah Blog Hop!  There are certainly some AMAZING projects!  If you just arrived from Ashley's blog, you are in the right place.  Be sure to read my entire post, there is a give-away that I don't want you to miss!

I seem to be on a "Non-Traditional Colors" Kick.  Tell me what you think of this:
Remember, you can click on the pics for a better view!
This wreath was so easy to make!  I used a wire coat hanger and shaped it into a circle:

Then I opened the hanger near the hook, attached a binder clip (just in case any of the ornaments wanted to slide off), and started stringing the (unbreakable) ornaments:

When I was done, I filled in any gaps with extra ornaments, attached with hot glue.  The blogger who inspired this wreath recommended gluing the caps to the ornaments so they didn't pop off.  I did not do this, and, yes, I did lose a few.  Fortunately, I was able to reattach them to their caps or reattach them with glue. If this happens to you, remember, the glue gun is your friend! 

After that, I made a bow and attached it with some wire.

Here is the best part about this project:  I spent $24 on ornaments and had enough to make 2 wreaths!  How fabulous is that?  $12 per wreath - plus the ribbon for the bow.  I know your next question is:  How many ornaments did you buy, Ann?  176.  Here's the proof:
And I even had a few leftover.

I must thank my inspiration for this wreath:  Eddie Ross - you're the best!  Here is Eddie's wreath:
FinishedWreath

Now for the Give-away!  
Because it's the holiday season and I absolutely LOVE this time of the year, I would love to give someone this "Life is Tweet" stamps set:

This is a beautiful set with a value of $17.95.
Here's what you need to do to be entered into the drawing:
1.  Become a follower of my blog.
2.  Grab my Blog Button and share it on your blog.
3.  Tell all of your friends about my give-away.
4.  Leave me a comment on this post.

The winner will be announced on Thursday, December 13th.  Since it's the holiday season, I will include a little surprise along with the stamp set.  Don't you love surprises?

Thank you so much for stopping by.  From here you can stop back at Pins To Creations.
Here is the complete Blog Hop line-up:

Mandee(Scrappin Madge) -http://www.thescrappinlounge.com

I wouldn't want you to miss anything!


Have a great week!





15 comments:

Georgiana said...

Your wreaths are gorgeous. I will need to show my daughter since she is always looking for new ideas. I can see her making this one.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations
coachfans at cox dot net

jessica said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVE the idea of using the hanger as a base!
TFS and have a GREAT Sunday!

Michele from MS said...

What a beautiful idea! I'm thinking about adding pictures of loved ones that have passed to a few of the ornaments to make it extra special. LOL at the hot glue gun being my friend. That's the 1 tool that intimidates me!! Already a follower and have your button on my blog! Will let my FB friends in on this fabulous stamp set giveaway!

Esther said...

OMG!!!! Your wreath is gorgeous!!!! Love the colors you used and your bow is fabulous!!!!! I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Love your wreath!! When I saw how you attached them I was like "whoa, what a great idea!!!" follow your blog, but the only badges I will put on my blog are my DT badges. I hope you understand. I will share your giveaway on Facebook. Happy Holidays!
Staci
staci412(at)optonline(dot)net

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your wreath is gorgeous! I am a follower. I will tell all my friends and I posted your button.
bbiswabic@new.rr.com

Jessica Kubit said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous! I LOVE this and the colors you chose. Great job! It was fun being in the hop with you!
Jessica

Becky said...

This is so pretty! I'm loving non-traditional colors right now too. Now I'm inspired to go get some ornaments and make a wreath of my own! TFS!

Claire Spielman said...

VERY beautiful and your detailed instructions WITH PICS for proof are terrific. Also, all those little extra helpful tips will surely help out on the next project! Thanks for sharing, I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by as well.
Creative Wishes,
Claire S
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Trisha Morton said...

Oh, I have always wanted to make one of these! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I can't wait for the after Christmas sales!

marg0006 said...

Just love, love your wreaths and the colors are spectacular.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

scrapqueen141 said...

Love this, what a great project!
Hugs,
http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

elainec said...

great inspiration . I've often wondered what else could one do with all those lovely baubles apart from just hanging them on the tree . Love it. x

Gail said...

Your wreath is adorable - looks like a lot of work - you did a great job and what a blessing to get enough supplies on sale for two wreaths - enjoy our day - thanks for the hop and for a chance to win blog candy too - I will be posting your blog candy information on my blog! Look to the right and on the left will be your button. http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

Ann said...

Thank you Everyone for your kind comments! I am so glad you are enjoying this post!

Best of luck to all of you on my drawing! Be sure to stop back on Thursday evening to see if you won!