Saturday, May 19, 2012

New Wreath

Hi All,

Hope everyone's weekend is coming along nicely.
I got to sneak in a little craft time.  ;)
I made a new wreath for our front door.

I've had this vintage picture frame for years.
It was just begging to be turned into something special.
So, I decided to use it as a wreath base.

I gathered some chicken wire, a staple gun, and
some wire cutters and went to town.

Stapling right to left and top to bottom, pulling
tightly as I went. Then I cut off the excess wire
and folded over the ends.

Time for a little chalkboard bunting.

I used a piece of canvas board for the triangles.

After they were all marked out I used a craft knife to cut them out.
I sanded the edges and painted them with chalkboard paint.
When the triangles were all dry I drilled holes in them and strung
them with Divine Twine.

LOVE this bunting!!!

After attaching the bunting to the chicken wire the really fun part started.
Adding what ever seemed to catch my eye and helped me to create a
friendly message for who ever nocks on my door.

A Mason jar to hold some seasonal blooms.

A paper flower, vintage button, and more Divine Twine.

*****pink geranium = love*****

Vintage admit one ticket, stamped with the word joy.

A tag, stamped with the word friend.

Some lace from The French General craft
supplies. A chalk drawn welcome message
on the bunting.

That about sums it up.
Enjoy your weekend!


Vintage frame

Chicken wire

Staples and staple gun

Tin snips

Kraft knife


Craft glue

Divine Twine

Mason jar
Various trim and ribbon
Chalkboard paint
Canvas board
Vintage buttons
Paper flowers

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  1. Totally fantastic banner and frame

  2. This is so cute. I would love for you to share it on my Monday linky party!
    Thanks, Marcie @

  3. Isn't that clever! I love the contrast of the pink against the black! And everything you put on it is so interesting. You'll have people standing at the door for a while before they knock just to check it all out! I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll stop and see me at Quirky Vistas.


  4. Beautiful project, love the chicken wire, now following :)


  5. I wanted to thank you for sharing this on my linky party and let you know that it was featured and one of the most viewed.
    Marcie @