Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Wreaths

Our summer tag sale is just a week away (yikes!) and I'm trying to tie up loose ends. That includes making a few summer wreaths. For our first few sales, I always made a seasonal wreath for the front and back doors. They were purely for decoration and to say ... welcome to our little house on Main Street!

Well much to my surprise, people kept asking to buy them. So now I make a new batch of wreaths for each sale. It's a nice break from painting and for some reason, I find it very relaxing!

I tend to like simple wispy wreaths with lots of greenery. And since it's summer, I made a few with seashells.

I love making bows and I was excited to find this white burlap ribbon!

We've been getting thunderstorms almost every day and the skies cleared yesterday afternoon just in time to get a few pictures.

A little patriotic red, white and blue!

I love the gingham bows!

But these two sunny yellow wreaths are my favorites!

Did you notice how they look like a matching pair? Well that's because they are headed to a wedding! They are a custom order to hang on a pair of dark wood double doors at a church! I brought them inside to hang on my hutch to see how they will look together.

My instructions were simple - burlap bows and yellow wildflowers. Other than that, just pick whatever looked good together.

They will have to travel quite a distance, so I stitched the ends of the bows - no fraying allowing this time around.

I added some pussy willow because I knew the wedding colors were yellow and gray. And after I finished them, the mother of the bride told me that the only other flowers at the church will be pots of ferns. I was so excited that I had used ferns as part of the greenery!

Similar burlap bows will decorate the pews.

These were such fun to make!
My very best wishes to the bride and groom!!!

Okay, that it's it for summer wreath making. Time to pack them up and deliver them to Main Street!

Tag sale details are on the sidebar and a preview post is coming up!
Sure hope you can join us!

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Our Pinteresting Family said...

They are all beautiful, Sharon! Those yellow wreaths will look beautiful paired together on the doors of the church. Can't wait to see you next week.

Marina in Blue said...

Wonderful Sharon! All of them, Great!

Marina from the south of Spain

priscilla said...

Pretty wreaths ! Love the yellow ones with the burlap bows !

Dawn said...

There all so pretty it would be hard to pick just one.

NanaDiana said...

Sharon, Those wreaths are beautiful. I can't believe it is time for another sale already! Wow- you girls work fast- xo Diana

Laurel Stephens said...

There is no end to your talents! Your wreaths are gorgeous! What a beautiful entrance to the church the yellow ones will make against the dark wood doors. I bet the rest will be snapped up in no time at your tag sale. (I hope you have a couple of minutes to take photos of your sale for us unfortunates who are too far away to go. After all, it's not like you're busy or anything. :) I hope it's a great success!

Susie said...

Wow, it would be hard to choose . They are all so pretty. xoxo,Susie

Laurie said...

These are all so beautiful Sharon, how I wish I live close by! I love the pink, red white and blue, and since I'm a yellow lover, of course that one is also in my favorites! Much fun and luck at your sale!

Cassie Bustamante said...

these are so pretty! i love the yellows, and the red white and blue are so fun!

Restyled Vintage said...

Wow Sharon no wonder people keep wanting to buy them, they are absolutely stunning! Woman of many talents you are :)

xx Karen

Balisha said...

My goodness what an assortment of wreaths. They are all so pretty. Doesn't burlap lend an interesting touch to them.? I haven't seen white burlap.Good luck on your sale...these will go fast.

Twice Nice said...

You make the most gorgeous wreaths! Love them!

Katie said...

These wreaths look great Sharon! I especially love the purple flower wreath! I'm sure the bride and groom will love their pair!

Unknown said...

Your wreaths are beautiful Sharon! I love the white burlap for summer!!~~Angela

Lisa said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! You're very talented!

Ali Richardson said...

Beautiful! You made a lot! Can't wait to see pics from your sale, they always have me green with envy!

My Repurposed Life said...

I love your wreaths Sharon. The bows are fabulous. I have never made a single wreath. :)

my favorite is the hydrangeas.


Kathy said...

Sharon, these are very lovely! You are quite talented - I am sure you'll have many asking for these! I am so delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

Unknown said...

I love the lavender one the best!

I hope you join us for our link up this week, it closes tomorrow so hurry on over!