Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Our Vintage Inspired Wreath 2011

There's no rest for the weary around here. The day after our Holiday Open House, the girls at Elizabeth & Co. got together to create a vintage inspired wreath for the Festival of Wreaths, a wonderful event that kicks off the holiday season in our community.

The Festival of Wreaths is sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Council. Over 200 decorated and themed wreaths are on display in a beautifully restored theatre in downtown Westminster. You can vote for your favorites and even bid on a wreath to take home. This was our entry last year. And guess what? We even won the award for best memories of Christmas past! You can check out the photos from last year's event here.

This year our inspiration began with a stocking created from a beautiful green and red ticking stripe fabric (tutorial coming in December). We attached the stocking to a plain green wreath, then hot glued greens, berries and ornaments on the wreath until it was nice and fluffy. It is so simple to embellish a plain wreath and make it special.

Burlap ribbon was woven through the wreath and used to attach the wreath to an old window frame. There is a cup hook on the top of the frame, so the wreath is removeable. I just love these rolls of burlap ribbon! If you are having trouble finding it at your local craft store, check the floral department. At our Michaels store, it is right next to the floral wire.

Glitter letters were glued to the burlap to spell one of our favorite holiday words ~ joy.

And finally, the entire wreath was sprayed with adhesive and sprinkled with glitter. There is a wonderful white crystal glitter in the kids craft section of Michaels. It works especially well on holiday crafts. It comes in a convenient and economical 12 oz shaker jar. And it sparkles like snow!

The Festival of Wreaths runs from November 30th through December 4th. The hours on Wednesday through Saturday are 10am to 8pm and Sunday noon to 4pm. You can check out the Carroll County Arts Council website for more details. They host a variety of wonderful events all through the year.

Wishing you joy this holiday season!
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Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Congratulations! Your wreath is gorgeous! I am having a burlap purse giveaway soon. Hope you will enter!!!!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I LOVE it! It's extra special on that old window frame. Love all your special touches.

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

soso pretty

Cassie Bustamante said...

oh sharon it is so beautiful! and i love it on the window frame, too! you ladies are so talented- i just wish i lived closer. we would have fun!

Peggy said...

Sharon - The wreath looks fabulous! Can't wait to see it up close and personal at Carroll Arts Center!

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

Love it - especially the ticking stocking & burlap ribbon! It looks perfect on the window frame.

I hope you'll link this up at Knick of Time Tuesday going on now.

While you're there, you can enter to win a giveaway of a Canvas Photo Print - makes gorgeous wall art.

Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

Barbara Jean said...

That wreath is ADORABLE!!

barbara jean

LV said...

Great work for worthy caused. All of these wreaths are winners in my book.

Jenn said...

That is GORGEOUS! I love everything! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I'm sure this will be appearing in my favorites! :)

Emily @ The Diligent One said...

This is beautiful!

Artsy VaVa said...

I love your wreath!

★Carol★ said...

I love out of the ordinary wreaths like this one, especially the stocking on it! This makes me want to make something different, instead of the same old wreath I put on the door every year!
Happy REDnesday,

Tenille said...

I love seeing everyones creative wreaths. Thanks for sharing yours. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.


Darby Hawley said...

This is SO gorgeous!!! I love the burlap and the frame! So pretty!
Stopping by from Southern Lovely

Anne Lorys said...

How beautiful! And not just lovely, but so unique, too. Great job!


Lauren said...

Beautiful! I love it!

I'd love for you to link up and share:

Deborah said...

Very unique. I love the burlap and the idea of incorporating a window into the design.

Marilyn said...

LOVE your wreath . So creative and beautiful. Looks really awesome. : )) I would LOVE if you could please stop in and linky this terrific feature via my Pin’Inspirational Party happening today pweease… http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdayslinky-party.html .. THANK YOU SO MUCH.. Wishing you an incredible start to your weekend.. Sincerely ~M

fromgentogen said...

Absolutely beautiful --- thank you so much for sharing!
Blessings, Becky

d e l i g h t said...

Very very nice! I love that it is all sprinkled with glitter. Wreaths are a favorite Christmas decoration of mine!

c. Joy said...

Great wreath! That's one of my favorite words anytime of the year. I was looking for a way to 'freshen up' our old Christmas wreath - I may try your sprinkles trick, thanks for the tip.

RuthSMac. said...

Love it! you're so creative. Thanks for Sharing it :)

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

So very pretty...thanks for the tip on the glitter :) laurel@chippingwithcharm

Deana said...

That is so cute I would love to link this post to my blog....Countrymomcooks.blogspot.com....

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum} said...

seriously gorgeous wreath!! thanks for linking up!

Calypso In The Country said...

The wreath is gorgeous and I love that window frame with it! I also have to get some of that burlap ribbon! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a nice weekend!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sharon, I love both wreaths! The stocking and burlap ribbon are wonderful. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and have a great weekend.

jessica said...

Um I'm in love with your wreaths!! My fave is the second one! So beautiful!

Saw this at SNS @ Funky Junk


Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Oh this wreath is gorgeous on so many levels.

I'd love for you to comeover and share this project at my Inspiration Party for Simply Christmas at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday.html

Jessa said...

Wonderfully done so cute!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

LOVE your wreath!! Everything is better with glitter!
thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can.
ps catching you this week