Thursday, January 24, 2013

SPD & My First Giveaway!

Today is a good day!
Tomorrow is Friday.
I'm linking up for Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. again with Katie & Steph.
I get to leave work an hour early today to go have dinner with the family.
AND it's time for my first giveaway!!
:]

This week, I decided to make a burlap pearl wreath.
Y'all may have seen it...
This is the original:


Source: etsy.com via Kristen on Pinterest

I knew right away that I wanted it.
It didn't look too difficult, so I went to Hobby Lobby & picked up the supplies.
Let me give y'all a little advice... & you probably already know this, but just in case you don't...
Always check to see if the link leads to instructions!
I was super excited to get working on this & then when I sat down to do it there were no instructions, just a link to an etsy page.
So... I winged it.
It wasn't easy.
& it wasn't quick.
BUT
It did turn out pretty darn good if I do say so myself!

Here's what I used to make it:
(the fabric isn't pictured, sorry)



wreath
burlap
fabric
pearls
twine
hot glue gun
hot glue
scissors
WINE


As far as instructions go...
First I wrapped the twine around the right side of the wreath.
Next I started cutting the burlap and trying to form similar shapes as in the original.
I glued all of the burlap pieces after I had them formed.
Then I started cutting the fabric and tried to form similar shapes as well.
I glued all of the fabric shapes into place.
Then, I added the pearls where they needed to go, wrapped some twine around the top & hung it up!
Voila!

My finished wreath:



I think it turned out okay.. What do y'all think?

Linking up with Katie & Steph!




ANDDDDDDDD...
Don't forget to enter my first giveaway as a thank you to my readers!
I mean, who doesn't love Target?! ;]




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22 comments:

  1. That wreath came out so nice! And thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    January Group Giveaway!

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  2. um OKAY that is SO cute!! Dang girl, no instructions and look at you! Winging it like that... it turned out adorable! Make me one? ;)

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  3. I just bookmarked this blog post..I've been wanting to make a burlap wreath for a long time! :) Thanks!

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  4. It turned out more than ok, It looks great!

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  5. That wreath is so pretty! You should make another and do a giveaway of that I'd love to get one!

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  6. I agree with Betsy...I'd like a wreath giveaway, too! :)

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  7. I think this is the first one I've ever seen that looks exactly like the original pin and not a failed attempt haha. Super cute, I think your wreath and my mason jars would go well together!

    Umm and fifty bucks to Target?! Sign me up :)

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  8. Who needs instructions, you did amazing for just "winging it! Looks great!

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  9. The wreath is adorable! I think yours came out just as nice as the etsy version!! I've always wanted to make one but I don't think I could handle making the flowers.

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  10. I LOVE this wreath! Burlap wreaths are the HOT thing this season & I'm digging all of 'em.

    I'm with Erin--you had me at $50 to Target.

    I'm in baby!

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  11. Get out of town! This is HANDS DOWN the cutest wreath I've yet to see!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

    Thank you for linking up with us!!!

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  12. I LOVE the wreath!!! I think I will need to try and make one now :)

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  13. What an adorable wreath! Great job!

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  14. wow! I'm so impressed that you winged that without instructions because it looks exactly like the original! So cute. Thanks for following my blog. Glad to find your blog and follow it too!

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  15. Absolutely precious! How do you make the flowers on that wreath? Do you follow any steps in particular? I can't seem to master that yet. It looks adorable!

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  16. Wow! You did a great job recreating the wreath! I am definitely inspired. :)

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  17. I love making wreaths! I have never tried using the burlap though! Very cute by the way!

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  18. I fail at every single thing I try from pinterest... I need to start getting my crafting ish together. Thanks for inspiring me to go to Michael's today hahah

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