Monday, February 28, 2011

March Wreath.

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Made By Me for Monday!!!
This year I decided that I am going to make a new wreath for every month of the year.  In January, I made my WINTER WREATH.  In February I made my BLACK AND WHITE POLKA DOT WREATH.  Today, I am going to share my March wreath :)

Since March is when we celebrate St. Patty's Day, I knew I wanted a wreath that reflected the "feeling" of St. Patty's Day, without all the well, er, how do I say it?  Um, without all the tackiness of it.  Sorry, I don't want to offend anyone!   It's just that sometimes St. Patty's decor can get a little bit gaudy.  Which can be super fun for a party, just not what I wanted on my front door!  :)


So here is what I came up with for my version of a March wreath:


Supplies I started with: foam wreath, zippers, ric rac, material

I tore the material into strips and wrapped it around the wreath leaving the torn edges exposed.
Next, I took the zippers and made them into rosettes using my glue gun.  I didn't do a tutorial on the flowers because it seems like EVERYONE is making them.  They are pretty easy to make :)  I added the flowers to the wreath with my glue gun and then looped a piece of zipper around the top of the wreath to give me something to hang it with.






There you have it!  My version of a wreath for March.  What do you think???


After hanging it on my front door, I just kept thinking that it didn't look quite big enough.  I have a really tall door and the wreath was being swallowed up by it!  Then I remembered that I had a frame in my storage closet that I kept meaning to do something with! :)  Oh HAPPY day!!!

Frame from my storage closet :)

I glued some felt strips on the back of the frame with my glue gun so that it won't scratch my door.
Then I took some more strips of fabric and used them to hang the wreath in the center.  I added a bow on the top and hung it on the door.  VOILA!  No more wreath being swallowed up by the size of my door.  Now it looks just right :)

I will be joining in some of these wonderful LINKY PARTIES HERE this week!  

I hope you come back and join in my parties too!   
Wandering Wednesday Blog Hop
Thrilling Thursday Linky Party 
Fun w/Food Friday Linky Party. 

48 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is lovely. So perfect for March!

The Crafty Gals said...

So simple & super cute!! Love it.
~Mary

Lori said...

THANKS! I am really liking it too! Especially after I added the frame when I hung it on the door :)

Shore Girl said...

Adding the frame is a NEAT idea!

Jamie said...

What a cute wreath.
Don't forget to join me for More The Merrier Monday and link up all of your great projects.


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kayla said...

I really like it with the frame...love the color too!!!

Sasha said...

Lori this is amazing. I love the frame. It really adds something. and the zipper flowers are beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

Karen said...

I love the colors you used and the frame really finished it off! Lovely:)

Lynn said...

Just wanted to let you know I posted about your menu board today. I think it's such a great idea and cute too!

Amy said...

So cute. I love the frame around it. I have been making wreaths every month this year as well. Fun to dress up the door.

Amy said...

Oh I love the zipper rosettes! Perfect!

Brooke said...

Love it. Wish I was as creative as you.

renee kristine said...

I'm Renee and a new follower of your blog! Just thought I'd say hello!

anyhoot, i love what you've got going here, very cute!

Feel free to take a look at mine [you know, just so you know who's reading yours :)]

http://babygeisler.blogspot.com/

Renee xo

Kathy said...

I thought this was very sweet - then I saw how you hung it with a frame - that set it off!
Beautiful,
Kathy

Patricia Torres said...

oh my!! thats amazing.. Very neat.. and lovely tones as well..

Tammy said...

i love the wreath, the zipper flowers are the best. you should do a tutorial on those.

thanks for sharing this at my party!

Heather@The Black's Best said...

I love this! What a great twist on the classic wreath. The frame around it is like the icing on the cake! Great green material too.

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

I LOVE this wreath! So adorable!

Krafty Kat said...

Love it, especially in the frame! I like the sunburst effect of the rick-rack! Thanks for linking up this week!

Angie said...

It turned out so cute and unique!

Jill said...

That looks so chic, love it!

Kristen said...

I really love this. I'm loving the frame, and I particularly love your color choices. It's nice to see something besides kelly green!

Suzy said...

The frame totally set it off. Great job! I would be thrilled if you stopped by my Commercial Break Thursday at http://www.suzyssitcom.com and link this project!

suzy

Macey at Olivia Renn said...

This is so cute, I might have to make one for my front door!

Thanks so much for linking up over at Olivia Renn!

Laurel {Make and Takes} said...

Really pretty! And I love the addition of the frame. Great idea! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight - http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

Christina said...

This is great! The frame totally completes it...nice work!

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

Sean and Vanessa Barker said...

I have been looking for something for my door. I love this!
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Jill said...

OH I love that wreath! Great colours and the zip-flowers look fantastic!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

really cute!!! I love the zipper flowers... I hope you will share this over at the Project Party Weekend! http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/03/project-party-weekend-5-ways-to-re.html

Naturally Me Creations said...

What an elegant decoration! Very nice. :) I really like what you did with the zipper there!

Tnx so much for linking it up at my party this weekend! :)

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Super cute! Love the zipper flowers! It looks great on your door with the frame. Thanks for linking up!

Carol said...

Thank you so much for joining my link party! Have a wonderful weekend!

Carol
antiquetexan.blogspot.com

Jodie said...

Love This!

I'm a new follower! I look forward to your weekly posts!

I would also love if you could stop by, www.lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com

Have a wonder weekend,
Jodie


Thank you for hosting this wonderful party!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

So cute! I love the addition of the frame. And the way you added the bows at the top makes it extra pretty. :)

AllieMakes! said...

This is SO Lovely! I am going to feature this in a Special St. Patrick's Day Features this week!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Emily Love said...

That is gorgeous!!! Great job!

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

I love this! I noticed that there is a spring decor party going on at Inspired by Charm. You should check it out. Here's the link http://www.inspiredbycharm.com/2011/03/welcome-to-my-little-party.html

TidyMom said...

I love thisThanks for linking up! I featured you on my wrap up post http://tidymom.net/2011/st-patricks-day-food-and-crafts/

AllieMakes! said...

I love this!! Fabulous job!
I am going to feature this in a Special St. Patrick's Day Features this week!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

≼mE aNd mY tâ„ŽrIfTy IdEaS≽ said...

This is gorgeous! Great job with the color! The frame just tops it all off with a cherry on top!

Prairie Patch said...

That's so very pretty, yet so very easy to do. Thanks for sharing!

Tracy

It's a Crafty Life said...

I love the ric rac detail, so cute! Thanks for linking up! :-)

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

This wreath is lovely!! Love the frame! We featured it today on the features from the Fancy This Fridays link up! Hope you'll check it out and grab a featured button! :) http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2011/03/fancy-this-features-14.html

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

So, so super cute!!! I would love for you to share this at my Make Something Monday Link Party!

http://sarahndipities.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-something-monday-link-party-1.html

-Sarah

Melissa said...

That is super cute! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wreath! :) http://www.polishthestars.com/2011/03/link-party-monday.html

Kara @ Tizzi Lish said...

Love it!! I linked to your wreath in my blog post today! Hope you will stop by and check it out!

http://tizzilish-kara.blogspot.com/2011/03/this-lads-picked-pot-o-gold.html

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Love your wreath!

I am featuring it tomorrow on my blog!

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com