Monday, March 26, 2012

Easter Wreath



I love the look of all the spring themed wreaths.  I don't always put one up for every season, but at the craft store the recently I fell in love with a fun Easter wreath.  What I didn't love was the $17.99 price.  It was made from a feather boa and had Easter  eggs in the feathers.  I thought about making one myself, but by the time I bought the supplies it would have cost almost as much as the pre-made version.   While at Target this weekend, I saw colorful shower puffs in packs of 2 in the Dollar Spot.  They were in pretty spring colors like pink, light blue, and purple.  Then I had an idea...

I really couldn't hang a wreath made from feathers in the elements, because it would most likely get ruined.  I could, however, put a wreath made of a material that is supposed to be in water.


All of the supplies with the exception of the ribbon were only $1 each.  I bought the straw wreath and pack of mini Easter eggs at the Dollar Tree.  The shower puffs are in the Dollar Spot at Target.  I bought 6 packs and ended up with an extra puff.   I really loved the blue color, but so did everyone else because there were not enough left  to make a wreath.  I also really liked the pink, and there were plenty in stock.


When I first started the wreath, I tied on each puff.


When they are all on the wreath, they look more like flowers than shower puffs


The puffs seemed a little loose when just tied on, so I secured them with a little bit of thread.



The mini eggs had small little holes in the tops and bottoms.  When I saw them, I knew they would be perfect to  use a little thread to stitch them onto the wreath.  It only took a minute or two to attach each egg.

I love this wired glitter ribbon I found at Michaels crafts.  It is new in stock this spring.  It was kind of pricey, but on a really big roll.  It was on sale for $6 and I had a 20% off entire order coupon.  If you buy it with one of their 40% off one item coupons, it would be really reasonably priced. I used a couple of stitches to secure the ribbon to the wreath.





I hung in on the wall at first because I didn't want to open the front door.  It is COLD outside again.   After having 2 weeks in the 70s ad 80s,  a morning in the 30s is quite a shock.  

I really like my new Easter wreath. It makes the porch look more like spring.  



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This boa wreath from Chatelaine is similar to the Easter wreath I saw at the craft store.  I definitely like the idea of using dollar store boas.  Mine did not have any at this time, but I will be stocking up at Halloween!

21 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty wreath. I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  2. Clever! And waterproof for hanging outside! Great idea.

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  3. This is adorable! I would have never known this was bath puffs!!! great idea! xoxo- Rachel

    http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/03/diy-trailing-dogwood-wreath-pottery-barn-knock-off.html

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  4. That is so stinkin cute and original :) I would love it if you would share at Toot Your Horn Tuesday link party going on right now at Debbie Does Creations :)

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  5. HA! I love the bath poofs! Genius! Stopping by from the wreath blog hop at Ginger Snap Crafts. http://xsurvivingmotherhoodx.blogspot.com/2012/03/finally-something-craftyakaspring.html

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  6. What a great idea! Would love to have you come and link-up to the Creative Corner Hop. It opens on Monday to new links and stays open all week long.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  7. Thanks for linking up to Toot Your Horn Tuesday. I absolutely loved this :)

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  8. What a cute idea! Very creative. I love the wreath. :) Megan

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  9. Adorable! I bet the pink looks so awesome when you drive by the house! So creative with the bath puffs : )

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  10. That is so creative! I never would have thought to do that. It came out fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays! Stop back tonight for a bloglovin blog hop. If you're unfamiliar with bloglovin you can read about it at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/02/i-heart-bloglovin.html.

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  11. Wow! Great use of those bath scrubbies! I never would have thought of it. Love it.
    Happy Easter!
    Andee
    PS visiting from yesterday on Tuesday

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  12. This is such a smart idea and it came out great!

    Thanks for linking up at Beautify It Monday! We were thrilled to have such a great turn out for out first party! Features will go up on Saturday and we hope to see you back again on Monday for week 2!

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  13. O my goodness! This is too cute! Great job! Very creative!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  14. This is really cute! You are so creative! Would you consider sharing this at my linky party?
    http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2012/03/taylor-house-thursdays-linky-party-1.html

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  15. So unique!! I love your blog!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week! It closes Sunday at midnight.

    http://www.dottedlinecrafts.com/2012/03/flaunt-it-friday.html

    Looking forward to more posts,
    Sarah@
    www.dottedlinecrafts.com

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  16. Cute idea! I'm so glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!

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  17. Pretty in pink. Love your wreath. I found you on Be Different.... Act Normal and I am a new follower. Come by and visit.

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  18. Very clever! Thanks for linking up to The Creative Corner Hop. Stop by again next week. Your newest GFC follower.

    Holly
    http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  19. How creative! What a great idea. It looks so fun! Thanks for linking up to A Pinteresting Party!

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  20. This is really clever and fun! and best part...you can reuse it again! Thanks for linking up...sorry it's taken me so long to stop over!

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  21. Such a creative genius you are Pam!! I love your puff flower wreath! Thanks so much for sharing this at the party this week! I am also featuring it on my Facebook page :-)

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