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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Spring wreath


All the beautiful flowers I collected last week have died. But my thirst for color and beauty and spring is still there,
so I decided to find something a bit more permanent.
 

This little DIY comes with a warning: For once I didn't find it easy to do but rather awkward and difficult.
At least for those of us that are not blessed with a lot of patience...

It might be easier if you use hazelnut sticks or something else a bit more pliable. The sticks I had were very hard
to bend and often snapped instead of making a nice round form.

If you use brown sticks, using a green florist wire is also a much better idea than the silver one I had (again, being
too impatient to first go shopping).

Seeing how close I was several times to just throw it in the bin it actually turned out nice.

A little bit of spring in autumn :-)



There isn't much to explain. Bend your long brown sticks into a wreath and fix with the wire (or buy a ready-made wreath
and safe yourself the aggravation).
I planned to glue the flowers on, but they actually all had little wires and so I could just fix them onto the brown sticks.




It took a while to find a place for it too. After it fell off the door for the third time I decided to put it somewhere else, spoiling
the puppies fun in the process. She loved diving onto the wreath every time it came flying.







It fell off here too. My walls are made of cow dung and clay and nails do not really hold.



Final (for now) spot for it:



Wishing you a day filled with sunshine, flowers, joy and gratitude!


Love,


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41 comments:

  1. I love the look of this, especially since it takes on a life of its own and unlike "traditional" wreaths. I'm itchin' to bring some springtime to our home too.

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  2. Jutta,
    This is so soft and cheerful to look at. Definitely inspiring. I used to soak the sticks or branches for wreaths in water to make them pliable. Sometimes it worked...depended on type. I love how you have the sticks going straight out......Beautiful!
    Thoughts to you,
    Kay

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    1. The sticks going straight out was more of a happy accident... Thought of soaking the sticks but I was pretty sure that the color would come off, it did do so on my hands already :-)
      love
      jutta

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  3. Your wreath is so beautiful! I can't wait for all the flowers to bloom here! Your pictures made my day!

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    1. thank you so much, your lovely comment made mine :-)

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  4. I've never tried to hang a wreath on a cow dung and clay wall. Love your wreath and love the cookstove! Do you use the stove? ~ Maureen

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  5. It is gorgeous!!!! Even though it was kind of a process making this beautiful wreath, you can enjoy it for weeks / months / years, once you manage to find a place where it will hold :-).
    Big HUG

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    1. thank you so much dear Esther :-). I am quite happy about it now

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  6. These wreath is so lovely! Love the color combination & beautifully done!

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  7. How wispy and cute! I love a spring wreath!

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  8. This is so beautiful! What breed of puppies do you have? How old are they? We rescued a dog last December that we believe is a yellow labrador retriever/beagle mix. He is abouat 1 1/2 years old now and still has a lot of puppy in him! :D

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  9. Love it! It is so pretty. Your blog is great. I'm your newest follower on GFC and Linky Followers. It would make my day if you came and followed me too @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
    thanks'
    Rose

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  10. This is so pretty!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  11. I love the colors! I'd love it if you shared this at Whimsy Wednesdays at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-2.html.

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  12. Wow, it turned out so pretty! Definitely worth all that effort you put into it. I'd love for you to stop by Etcetorize to share this project. The party is still going on here: http://etcetorize.blogspot.com/2012/03/make-it-great-monday_11.html. Hope to see you there!

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  13. I'm so glad that you shared this at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family. The colors are amazing!

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  14. Well, I'm sorry it was aggravating... but it is really, really lovely! You need to get some of those 3M sticky things that dont harm the walls. They are literally all over my house. Makes it possible to hang things is awkward spots.


    Thanks for sharing at Show Off Saturday!

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  15. Thank You for linking up to Show Your Stuff!

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  16. That is so fun!! I love the bright colors! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  17. I've just found you via Bubbly Creations. This wreath is sooooo pretty. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  18. Visiting from Transformation Thursday! I love this project! Such a great idea and you are truly talented!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  19. I LOVE how this turned out! I tried to make a wreath out of rosemary for Christmas and I lost my patience and it ended up in the trash. I'm glad you kept at it.:) After seeing yours I want to try again. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

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  20. Very pretty!!! I really like the colors!

    I have a few wreaths on my blog. I would love for you to follow me and check them out!

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

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  21. Stopping by from Creative Monday's...You have a gorgeous view out your window! I love the bright flower colors against the dark wreath. Very pretty.

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  22. Very cool! Love its different look!

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  23. This is very pretty! Happy you linked up at SweetTalkin' Sunday Link Party!

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  24. Thanks so much for linking up at Live Laugh Linky! Hope you'll stop by again this week.

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  25. What a neat wreath! I love how unique it is compared to the normal version of wreaths! Thanks for sharing the pics!

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  26. Love this! Can't wait to try it! Love from TAG!

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  27. I love the look of this wreath! Thanks for sharing on DIY Thrifty Thursday on www.thrifty101.blogspot.com. You've been featured this week! stop by and grab an "I was featured" button. Hope to see you again this week. :)
    Michelle @ Thrifty 101

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  28. Wow. fun and whimsy. looks festive and Springy. Could not pick a better day to check this out... L-)

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  29. Jutta!!! This is sooo pretty!!! I want one!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

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  30. Wow this is so pretty! I would love for you to link it up to my link party. I know my readers would love it too! http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-i-learned-wednesday-1.html

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  31. I love the simplicity of this wreath! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  32. Thanks for linking up to What I Learned Wednesday! I just became your newest follower!

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  33. LOVE this! SO pretty! I'm stopping by from School House Scraps :o) Cute blog, awesome ideas! xoxo

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  34. This is so cute for Spring!! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll come back next week! -The Sisters

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  35. It looks lovely and the pictures are so beautiful! We really appreciate you sharing this at our link party and can't wait to see what you are up to next week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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