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: 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.
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)

hot glue gun
hot glue

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!

My finished wreath:

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

Linking up with Katie & Steph!

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

    The Tiny Heart
    January Group Giveaway!

  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? ;)

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

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

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

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

  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 :)

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

  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.

  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!

  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!!!

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

  13. What an adorable wreath! Great job!

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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