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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Doily Flowers + Yarn Wreath



 Happy Sunday to you!

Was your weekend a good one? I hope it was!

I want first to thank you for your comments on my last post~ they each meant so much to me! They truly did motivate me this weekend, and we got a lot done on the master bedroom. I feel so much better now, even about the plank ceiling! Somehow, it looks better to my eyes than it did before! So thank you for the extra push in the right direction! :)

Secondly...



Since I am finally in the mood to finish up projects, {wink} I decided I might as well finish this little project, too...Something else I'd started weeks ago, and not finished...




Partly because I am a perfectionist,

{I hear you say, "No,really!?"}


and partly because I wanted to get the doily flowers right... 



{pearl corsage pins hold the first two miniature doilies in place; they were put in an angle to avoid any sharp points poking out!}



{one doily flower}



 {a straight pin pushed down in the center of the "flower" holds it firmly in place, and a corsage pin was used next as functional decoration}



 

To start, I just used a white styrofoam wreath form, and wrapped the yarn around and around until it was covered...just as you would with any yarn wreath. :)





{I realized this would be a good thing to do when watching a movie...}


I decided where the lace that would hang the wreath would go...hot glue works great for this!




 And also decided I wanted my "flowers" off center on both sides.


Something about the warmness and sturdiness of the yarn with the delicate crocheted pieces just complemented each other...






Now I must confess...after repainting our living room last winter, I am still in the process of decorating the walls/deciding what I want! SO...I cheated a little here by only really showing the wreath by itself. This room is definitely a work in progress!



I will be back tomorrow with a little tutorial on making the doily flowers, just in case any one would like to make one!

{I am linking this to:

The Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming 
Air Your Laundry textile party at Freckled Laundry
The Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello 
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest


I hope you have a wonderful night, and a lovely Monday! :)


Thank you for stopping by~


Jenni



12 comments:

Jill said...

This is so pretty! I can't wait to see how to make the flowers. :)

Attempting Aloha said...

Can we just strike some kind of compromise where you throw in a few posts that aren't awesome, so I don't have to comment all the time and look like a stalker? Mmmkay? ;)

Rock star strikes again. I'll admit I haven't been a huge doily fan, but somehow yours always draw me in as classy and modern and not "I stole this from my grandma's closet" (which is how mine would inevitably end up if I didn't copy yours down to the smallest detail. lol

Aloha,
Charlie

chelsea {joy} said...

ohhh...i love this!!! i want to make one :) i'm pinning this..just so you know! xoxo.

notes of sincerity said...

Oh Jenni. Your wreath is gorgeous! I love the simplicity. So charming! :o)
I am looking forward to reading your tutorial for the flowers. :o)
Have a lovely week.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

It's so pretty - very Swedish prairie, 8i'd say! I love those flowers. Sarahxx

Mom Taxi Julie said...

That's so pretty! Would have been great for the baby shower I threw with pink yarn :)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jenni!
Thank goodness you found me...because, I am blessed to be following you now!

I love the combination of grey flannel with everything...in fact grey flannel is Christmas theme is this year!

Your wreath and your blog...is today's gift to me!

~Lynne
[w/L]

Meredith from A Mother Seeking said...

So pretty. I am obsessed with making pretty wreaths this year. I don't really have room for them all, but I keep adding them to my list. Yours too. Pinning it now! It's a beauty!

~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

dana @ wonder forest said...

sooo pretty! i love how you did the flowers!!
xo dana
thewonderforest.com

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Very pretty!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love this wreath- so simply beautiful! :)

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Jenni, your wreath is darling! I love the gray paired with the creamy, doily flowers.

xoxo
Amanda