Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall Wreath

I'm participating!

Inspired by all the pretty wreaths in blogland, I tried my hand at making my own. 

It started with this:

I traced a circle with two different sizes of mixing bowls.

I got this:

Then I cut it out and taped the seams.

I wrapped and wrapped and wrapped twine in messy layers.

It took all of nap time and another hour or so in the evening!

See those pretty round papers by the wreath? They're coffee filters that I had my boys paint the other day while my husband and I were canning.

I had J spray the filters with water and then use acrylic. When I was a Kindergarten teacher I used watered-down tempura paints. That worked much better!

I let J2 use those crayola baby markers on dry filters, then misted it with water. 

Here's how they turned out:

I folded three filters and tucked them under some of the twine.

Now it hangs on the basement door that is across from our entry door!

I love it! Do you?


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  1. OH MY GOSH!! I have a bin overflowing with twine and hemp cord!! I also have a lil one just aching to get messy! What a great idea! I am TOTALLY stealing this one from you!!! AWESOME JOB!! I love it! :)

  2. That is so cute and creative! I love that you got the little one involved. How sweet : ) He did a good job with the paints, I must say! Have a great rest of the week : )
    Lots of love,

  3. What a fun project to involve the kids. Looks like you had a wonderful helper.

  4. Wow! That looks great :) what a great way to get your kiddos involved. I love that you just used that ziploc box instead of going out and buying a wreath form.

  5. That turned out so great, and so personal. I love it.

  6. You are my hero! I'm subscribing to your blog for sure:) BTW I have a speaking ministry that's based on the "Beauty for Ashes" verse in Isaiah.

    :) Jen

  7. I love your wreath! That is so cute, and what a great way to use a box! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
    Amy @ The Happy Scraps

  8. Hi Ellie-

    I just love the fact that you had a little helper - makes your wreath that much better. Something that not only looks good, but that you will cherish also. I can't seem to part with the little things my kids made or helped me with. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    My best- Diane

  9. I really like that - the fact that the kids helped you out makes it extra special.

  10. Love your idea for the fall wreath.. I'm in need of one and will give it a try!
    Also, thank you for your comment on my side table find.. I did try this for my kitchen island but it's a bit too short, maybe I could put new wood for legs? It's a work in progress!
    Thanks again for your visit..

  11. Super cute! I LOVE that you used a cereal box for the form. I never would have known! I also think it is great that you let your kids in on the project!

  12. How cute and great memories were made with you kids.
    love it

  13. Super cute! And I LOVE that the kids helped!

  14. Very cute! I love how you used what you had! And the kids even helped. Awesome.

    Thanks so much for joining my Friday link party! See you this Friday!

  15. I just featured you! Come grab an "I've been featured" button! And thanks for participating!

  16. Great idea! Funny thing about reading this post is that my daughter asked me if she could paint a coffee filter today to make a flower :-) Now I know what I can use it for.




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