June 01, 2010

Oval Wreath inspired by William Sonoma

Our front door hasn't been very welcoming.  I don't really do much holiday decor and I thought it was time to add a little somethin' somethin'.  So, here is our new welcome wreath.


I was inspired by this William Sonoma wreath.  I liked how it wasn't a circle and how the matching flowers were in sections rather than all spread out.


So, I headed to Hobby Lobby where I found this oval-shaped wreath.  I also hit the 50% percent off on floral stuff day.  Yeah, baby!  I recommend waiting for a sale because flowers can add up quickly.

I came home with this....the wreath, a bunch of flowers, leaves, and moss.


I cut the flowers into smaller pieces with a wire cutter.


Then I put a fair amount of hot glue on the end of each piece and shoved it into the wreath. 


I like to do all the flowers and then fill in the gaps with leaves and moss.


After a few minor hot glue burns this baby was done.  I used a wreath hanger, but covered it as much as I could with a little fabric.


And now you are welcome to come on in!

Thanks for visiting!  See you tomorrow.

22 comments:

  1. I love it and I need something for my front door as well... inspiration!

    I also like how the same colors are all bunched together.

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  2. Wow! You are so talented!

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  3. I *love* this! I love the oval shape, and I love the flowers in sections. Such a dramatic decoration!

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  4. Cheri, I am a total Hobby Lobby sale hound!! I love the whole arrangement and the grouping of flowers! I know about those hot glue burns!! Got one last week covering a ball with crepe paper flowers...funny hubby went and purchased a DUAL temp glue gun to lower the burn factor! lol Did you mean to do the red white and blue flowers??? This just totally rocks!

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  5. This is lovely! I need new wreaths for Christmas and summer, this would make a lovely Christmas wreath!

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  6. It turned out great! I LOVE it Cher! Way to go

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  7. Ooh, I like your version better than the square one! I've been wanting to do something with my front door but I don't know what. I can't use hot glue though because it faces south and the sun would melt it ;-) But first I'm going to paint the door blue.

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  8. Very cool! Reminds me that I need to paint our door.

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  9. Good job - now can ya make me one cuz I have no idea where my glue gun is at? ;)

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  10. Nice job Cher! That glue picture takes me to the basement at 650 watching Mom make a bazillion wreaths back in the day.

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  11. I just love your blog!! Found my way here in a round about way, but am loving ALL of your projects!! Keep up the great crafting!! :)

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  12. Great choice of words *wink* "shove it into the wreath". lol

    Gotta love Hobby Lobby 50% off sales.

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  13. I love how you use the proper, technical crafting terms - "shove it into the wreath." Martha Stewart would be proud! LOL!

    Seriously - though! LOVE the wreath! Great job!

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  14. Beautiful! I kept looking at the WS wreaths but did not want to spend the $$$$. Yours looks even better! Feeling inspired to maybe make one. Thanks for breaking down the how to!!

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  15. Your wreath is beautiful! I love it!

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  16. This wreath is gorgeous! I've been eyeing those oval wreaths at Hobby Lobby and now I am going to get one! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  17. Stopping by from the shabby nest! LOVE this wreath! Next on my project list :) :)

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  18. Hello, I just stumbled upon your blog this morning. :) Glad I did!
    Love this wreath idea - thanks for sharing. My front door is shamefully naked right now and this wreath would be the perfect, new touch. Have a nice day.

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  19. Very pretty. I never thought of grouping the flowers like that. It is really pleasing to the eye.

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  20. I just saw this on One Pretty Things and wanted to come say how pretty it was! I love that it's an oval instead of the usual circle and the flowers look great on it!

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  21. Hi!, this is so beautiful, thanks for posting wreaths,
    I adore them!
    love this blog!
    jess @
    www.balancedlibra10.blogspot.com

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