Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Vintage Christmas Wreath ~ I made One


This is Sweet Pea, cuddling on my lap when I'm on the computer! Aww!




SO, today was the Day I decided to make one of those Awesome, Vintage Christmas Wreaths that I have seen in stores, (expensive) and in blogland. I was given some helpful hints from, Sandy and away I went!



It didn't take too long to make it and I'm pretty Happy with the results! I ended up adding more garland. I had to cut it up into little pieces and "tuck" it into the "bald" spots. I think I may make 1 more for my Mom for Christmas. If you think you might want to make one, GO FOR IT! It wasn't that "hard"!!

I also made homemade Potato Soup, YUM! It was a great day. I didn't leave the house or put any make up on!

Tomorrow I'm "working" at the Vintage Cottage. The owner asked me if I would like to "work" for her one day a week for MONEY! YES!!! so, I get to help her change/decorate the shop for the next sale! I'm pretty happy about that!! Feeling very Blessed!
Take Care. Warmly,
Deb


41 comments:

Penny Phillips said...

Your wreath is just beautiful! I have made a few of them and they are a lot of fun to make! Hugs, Penny

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really did come out great! I have always wanted to make one with vintage finds. Maybe I'll get brave! Enjoy your week!

vivian said...

My kitties always try to get comfy when Im on the computer!
LOVE your wreath. someday Im going to make one! someday...
how nice to be able to work and get paid to be somewhere you really like to be!
have fun and Happy Halloween!
xoxo

Kim K. said...

This project is on my to-do list. Your wreath is just fabulous. I love seeing all your special vintage finds tucked around the garland.

Faye said...

OMG! I LOVE it! You did it and it's just the best one I have ever seen! I bought the foam wreath last year and I've been collecting ornaments...so how did you stick the balls to the wrath, or did I miss it. I was so excited to see it that I just had to comment immediately. I love it!

Faye said...

Oh, I clicked on the pic and enlarged it and it's even better...also saw your link to Sandy so I will check it out....I wish I had more time to do things like this!!!

E said...

Deb it turned out really great! I really want to make one of these, but have as much trouble gluing glass as I do using my favorite paper (it's a sickness)!! I just saw an ornament trimmed mirror on pinterest to die for, I might have to force myself to recover from this sickness :) E

NanaDiana said...

Deb-That looks really nice and tucking the garland in to hide the open spots was a great idea. Your Mom will LOVE one of those- xo Diana

Debby said...

Very cute. Did you see the wreath that Pam of House of Hawthorns won. It's vintgae with santas.

chris mckinley said...

Love your wreath!! What a great way to start of the holiday decorating!

chris

Shirley Hatfield said...

Your wreath is just beautiful! I have made a few, but used a pine wreath for the base...I have loaded mine with lots of kitschy old ornaments that would orndinarily just live in a box unloved. I call it the tackiest wreath in the west...but I love it! Yours is elegant like the ones made by the GeorgiaPeachez (sp?) lady.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Your wreath turned out great Deb! I've been getting my things together for my own wreath...gathering just the right things. We will see how it goes though! Did you see the cover of Romantic Homes? I had to buy it right away when I saw that wreath! It's been inspiring me ever since.
I love how you did yours! Wish me luck ;)
Erica

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your wreath is fantastic Deb. I love all you have used in it. So cute!

xo
Danielle

My Vintage Mending said...

What a sweet doggie...I wouldn't want to move. We had a big pot of potato and leek soup too. Your wreath is amazing...the most heartfelt envelope arrived in the mail...I can't tell you how sweet it was. Thank you so much for the gift of friendship...smiles..Renee

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I think I will add the vintage wreath to my to do list. I like it!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your wreath turned out really pretty, Deb! Have you got a spot already planned to hang it?

Theresa said...

I love that wreath;). Reminds me of Christmases past. Thank you for my surprise in my mailbox;). It really made me smile!!! Big hugs to you dear Deb.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

The wreath turned out great, Deb! I guess I've been scared to make one. It seems like once you hot glue the ball- that's it- there's no moving it and that's just soooo scary! Ha-ha!

I'm babysitting my grands and the girls just came down the stairs at 5:45 am! Gonna be a long day! ♥

Protector of Vintage said...

Your wreath is beautiful, Deb!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Deb, your wreath is awesome!! Great job!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

ImagiMeri said...

Okay, it's gorgeous! I'm a little confused though....how did Sandy help you when she just found out on Monday how to make them......;o) LOL

Hugs,
Meri

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Deb, WOW your ornament wreath is goreous. What a special gift. I love it and would love to create one. Each year I think of this and then run out of time. You have inspired me.
Enjoy your day at the shoppe.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Joy said...

That turned out awesome! Have a Happy Halloween Deb :)

craftyles said...

The wreath came out awesome! Great job. Yummm-potato soup-that sound good. Have a Happy Halloween!

Sandy said...

Deb,
WOW!!!! That is so pretty!!!! Will you make me one??? :)( just kidding) I hope mine turns out that nice, I have a bunch of plastic ornaments I am going to try to do this with...we will see if they don't melt with the glue gun! I went over to Meri and we took photos while she made one for our class....it was fun! She made it all blue...not my favorite color, but it turned out so neat! Really nice job Deb!!!! I am so glad Christmas is on it's way!!!!! XO, Sandy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Deb your wreath is adorable! You did a great job! I am loving the vintage ornaments you used! Hugs, Linda

Larain said...

Deb great wreath and working in a delightful place plus getting paid for it (hope purchases do not exceed salary)
Thanks for sharing

Andy's Attic said...

Your wreath turned out so cute! Maybe I could do something like that..you have inspired me. How fun to get paid to redecorate!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Love your wreath! Oh, I would love some homemade potato soup. I sounds like a great job, have fun

Carol

Unknown said...

Your wreath is beautiful! Have a nice weekend!!
Amy

Sandy Camarda said...

Deb I LOVE the wreath! Potato soup is my FAV too! Just wanted to let you know that Cedric the Gnome will be on his way to you soon :) Let me know when he arrives.

Sandy xox

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Deb! I just love this wreath!!!!!!!! I definitely have to make one of those! You did an awesome job! Where did you find all the goodies for it? Happy to be posting after this aweful storm on Sunday. We are still without power in here central NJ. I am at hubbies fireshouse, and we are having a computer party here!

Hugs,
Debbie xo

boopnut said...

Love the wreath and as much as I would like to make one, I think it would become one of my unfinished projects!
Deb

Dorothy Prudie Vintage said...

Deb, I love the wreath. I hope to make one this year. Did you use the low temp glue/gun or the regular hi temp glue/gun?

Lynn Stevens said...

Its just darling Deb, the hardest part must be finding all those vintage goodies! Your mom will Love one of her own!

hugs Lynn

The seventies didn't seem that long ago but when I counted back the years. Whoa...where did 37 years go? LOL

Jacqueline said...

I have always wanted to come to your blog and I finally arrived. I am Jacqueline from Once Upon a Fairyland. Friend of Fran and Dianes, Holly and Viv's. Gosh, I have been missing out visiting here!

I'm a dog, gnome, doll lover and crafts and garage, yard and any other sales!

Hope to get to know you more!
In kindness,
Jacqueline

Debbie Kay said...

Oh Deb, that wreath is GORGEOUS, I love it! You are so talented my friend.

Hugs,

Debbie

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Really a nice job on that. Also, I hate going out because I need to put makeup on! Rather stay home and eat potato soup.

Kelly_Deal said...

Gorgeous wreath! Looks fun to make!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Love it. Your first picture is great. It makes it esay to understand exactly how it's done. I would have never guessed that's how you do it! So smart. Your wreath looks GREAT! I am feeling really behind on everything!

Melinda Cornish said...

it looks so pretty.