January 24, 2011

crafting success!

Remember when I said I wanted to make this wreath?  Well, I actually did it.  And I am freaking proud of it.


When I was finished I asked Chris what he thought...
Chris:  "It looks great.  I wasn't so sure when you started making it, but it turned out really good."
Me:  "Why weren't you sure?"
Chris:  "Well I knew what it was supposed to look like, but I wasn't sure you could pull it off."

And you know what?  I wasn't mad at him at all.  Because I am notorious for being a failure at crafts.  I always have these big ideas, but 90% of the time I never finish the project because I hate how they are turning out.  So I am super proud of this wreath.


Ugh.  I did a really bad job taking pictures of it.  Oh well.

I was surprised, it actually didn't take me that long to complete.  I probably spent 45 minutes cutting out circles Friday night, and maybe another 45 minutes to an hour on Saturday.  And then maybe a couple hours to pin all of the circles on.  That sounds like a lot more than it really seemed like even.  Pinning all the circles is a pretty mindless activity, so you can do it while watching tv... or talking weddings with your recently married and recently engaged friends :o).

I used the top of a pringles can and a hot pink permanent marker to trace my circles on to the felt.  The maker showed up just enough for me to see it, but you can't really tell that I marked on the circles.  Plus I tried to cut on the inside of the line, you know.  Even though it sounded like it would probably be a bad idea, I folded my felt in half and cut out two circles at a time.  And you know what?  When the circles were folded you can't tell if they aren't perfect.  I mean you would be able to tell if they were super jaggedy or something, but you can't tell that they aren't perfect circles.

The wreath will grace my front door probably through February, and then will make another appearance for Ryann's first birthday.  But more on that some other time!

Ryann really likes my new wreath too :o).


I swear Ryann looks like she is the right color in those pictures... but man the color of the door and the wreath?  Really bad.  Sorry about that.

Oh and don't forget, if you have any questions for me, make sure to leave them in the comments section on this post!

16 comments:

Katie said...

I love this! I will be doing it for my house for Valentine's Day as well! Thank you for the idea!

Kristy said...

So super cute!

I just made a small heart shaped wreath like this. I love the way it turned out so I was planning on doing a regular wreath for the front door. After seeing yours (which is exactly the vision I had in my head) I can't wait to start!

Jenny said...

LOVE it! I need to make this...

B Walker said...

It looks beautiful Ashley!!!! You did such a great job!!! Want to make me one? ;)

Kat said...

This wreath has been on my to-do list...yours turned out fantastically!

Ali Rockwell said...

Good job!! I have been thinking about making this exact wreath as well, yours turned out awesome.

youresomartha said...

looks amazing! i have that wreath bookmarked to do, but haven't done anything about it. good to know it IS possible and it will look great!

Jess said...

Looks great! The wreath color is fantastic against the door color!

Baby Mama said...

It looks fantastic!

Nikki said...

So cute! I'm pretty sure I won't get one made before Valentine's Day, but I need to remember this one, super cute!

The Bignon Family said...

This looks awesome!!! The color is beautiful! I wonder how it would look in multiple colors?? (Thinking for N's 1st bday) Seen any in multi-color anywhere?

Mrs. D said...

um. wow. you did an AMAZING job!

Seriously, it looks like something out of a magazine!!

Sharstin said...

girly! it looks super fantastic! love it~ i might need to make one of these beauties!

Lindsay said...

You did an awesome job!! How are you hanging it?? I've been trying to figure out a better way to hang my wreaths, so I'm super curious!

Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife said...

Love it!

I bought felt to make a wreath like this last year... or maybe even the year before that. Maybe I should pick up a form and actually get it done in time for this V-day?!

So... yeah, I can totally relate to having grand ideas and not following through! :D

Joi said...

Love it! I've always wanted to make one! Now I might be re-inspired to do so! : )