December Wreath

IMG_8181This wreath post ends my trek of posting a wreath a month.
These 2 wreaths are made using the same tools and techniques as my January wreath.
They are quite festive and jolly for Christmas.

I wish you all joy & a wonderful holiday

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My two December wreaths, pictured at the very top of this post, are made with Red Heart yarn on a Knifty Knitter cord loom and some flower looms that I don’t know what their name is.
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sewmiconThank you Charlotte for being my inspiration.
I can hardly wait to see what you’ve planned for next year.
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Here’s why I posted a ‘Wreath of the Month’ for every month of 2014.
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spgrnbgln

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November Wreath

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The wreath base is made from old papers and covered in raffia.
The decorations on the wreath are stuff from around the yard: acorns, pine needles, straw, pine-cones and leaves

The leaves are real too, but they feel like a plastic or a light-weight vinyl. They look better in real life.
I wish they hadn’t reflected the flash so much.

I picked the leaves, laid them out on a piece of cardboard and covered them with paper towels and a heavy book. I left them for a day or two.
I painted each leaf with 3 coats of outdoor mod-podge, Allowing the leaves to dry thoroughly between coats.
After a few weeks and the glue totally cures out, the leaves don’t feel real anymore. It’s pretty neat when that happens.
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Sending you all positive thoughts and warm wishes.t120002

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Here’s why I’m postinging a ‘Wreath of the Month’ for every month of 2014.
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spgrnbgln

October Wreath

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Just popping in to post a Halloween wreath for my October Wreath of the month.

The wreath base is homemade from old papers and covered in fans made from Mary Jane’s Peanut Butter Kisses wrappers.
I sculpted little figures and added them to the wreath.
I made this wreath last year. It’s fun and brightens up a room.

We’re healthy and doing okay, however Life is still a roller coaster right now. This month has been filled with changes: some good, some bad, some sad and some annoying ones. I need to continue to be on break from my blog. I hope that life will calm down soon and I can comfortably come back to blogging.

I wish you all a very Safe
and Happy Halloween.jacolb
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Here’s why I’m making a ‘Wreath of the Month’ for every month of 2014.
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spgrnbgln

September Wreath (2)

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I didn’t make a second wreath for September,  instead I decied to use one I made back in 2013 (some of my blogging buddies may remember it.)
In honor of this first day of Autumn here’s a wreath that I made using broken pecan shells.
It’s little, about 6 inch in diameter. I used low temp hot glue and glued the broken shells on a wreath base that I made out of old paper. The ribbon is made with paper raffia.
I think the finished wreath turned out quite charming considering it was made with broken pecan shells. 😉

Life has been a way-off-track again. I need to take another break from blogging for awhile.  I’ll be back when I can.

Take care & have a Happy Autumn! t110008

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September is a 2 wreath month. 1st post is; September Wreath (1). 🙂

Here’s why I’m making a ‘Wreath of the Month’ for every month of 2014.
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spgrnbgln

September Wreath (1)

sept-wreath 1-2014My 1st ‘2014 Wreath of the Month’ for September is in
celebration of the birthdays of my son and grandson.

Happy Birthday to my special Boys!birthday-dancer

Also this is the month that
me and my husband met for the first time,
so it’s pretty special to my heart.
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Here’s wishing you all a month of celebrations!spring-017

September will be a 2 wreath month. I’ll post another wreath later on. 🙂
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Here’s why I’m making a ‘Wreath of the Month’ for every month of 2014.
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spgrnbgln

WIP – wreath in progress

IMG_6286I’ve ran into a dilemma with a new wreath I’m working. I have 3 different designs in-mind that I could use on this wreath. I don’t really know which one I should choose. I probably will may end up making all 3 wreaths.
Anyway, making the wreath base and covering it in twine is as far as I’ve gotten with it’s creation.
It probably will may end up being totally different than any of my 3 ideas… We shall see.

Here’s wishing you all progress on all
your WIPs, whatever they may be.

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spgrnbgln

August Wreath

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My August ‘Wreath of the Month 2014’ is dedicated to the new school year.

In my youth, one of my most favorite parts about a new school year was getting all those wonderful new art/office supplies.
Even today, a purchase of art or office supplies gives me a happy smile. I didn’t grow out of my enjoyment of getting new art/office supplies, perhaps I never will.

Here’s wishing all the students a wonderful school
year filled with bright smiles & happy learning.
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I made the wreath base out of newspaper. I crocheted the wreath base cover out of bright yellow yarn.
I sculpted all of the decorations on the wreath out of polymer clay. I made the labels, for my sculpts of colors and glue, in my PhotoImpact program and printed them off onto sticky paper.
Hopefully my August school wreath brings-to-mind thoughts of sunshine and a bright future.
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