Monday, June 10, 2013

Success... Finally!

You might remember my epic failure at making the Basic Wreath Form from Silo Hill Farm!  Check out my pitiful result HERE if you would like a good laugh! 

I love Danni's Interchangeable Wreath and really wanted one, dang it!  After much thought and many tears, I had an idea.  The burlap made me crazy, but what about work pants?  They have a similar color profile.  I dried my tears, blew my nose, and went to work.

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These are old, beat down work pants.  If this turns out to be another fail, no money is lost.  The legs were cut from the pants and sort of cut into strips, avoiding the torn places.  If the piece of fabric had a stain, I flipped it over and used the back side.  The canvas was so much easier than that crazy burlap.  (Burlap hates me!) 

 I used Danni's directions for her  Basic Wreath Form

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 Success...  Finally!  Next, some flowers were swiped from this sentimental project and added to the basic form along with some ribbon.

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It's hanging proudly on our front door!

Has another blogger inspired one of your projects?  Did you write about it?  If you answered 'yes' to both of those questions, hop over to Inspiration Café for a fun link party today!  It's all about creating 'knock offs' of other bloggers' ideas!

Is there a moral to this story? 

Crying really does help sometimes, but so does trying!

;-)  -Marci



  1. I'm stopping by from It's a Steal. How creative to use an old pair of work pants!!! Your wreath turned out lovely! I agree, burlap is not very friendly sometimes :)

  2. Marci this turned out great! Much sturdier than burlap and not nearly as messy to work with. Poor Sam....he's going to lose a pair of his work pants in the future. I love those flowers too and I'm about to go check them out because believe it or not, I have had my own frustration making fabric flowers! Thanks for the shout out and what a fun project!

  3. Fantastic wreath! What a unique idea to use pants for the covering. :)

  4. Very Nice! Found you at the linky party! Newest follower from HickoryTrail

  5. Great job! This turned out so cute. Lots of work pants are going to start missing from closets now

  6. Such a cute way to redeem yourself! I have been looking for a project for all of our old jeans (I have 5 kids so a lot of jeans) maybe wreaths are the way to go! New follower from!

  7. Yay, well done, I can relate my one attempt at wreath making my husband asked if it was a steering wheel cover LOL. Anyway I think you did Danni and yourself proud thanks for linking up at inspiration Cafe xo

  8. This turned out great Marci. I have yet to attempt a wreath ! xx Nat

  9. Love it! You should come share this idea on a party I co-host every week! It starts on Sunday "DIY Showcase"!!


  10. Your wreath turned out great!!! I have yet to make a wreath in my adult life but I gues it;s time I took the plunge!

    Thanks for sharing at the Creative HomeAcre Hop. Looking forward to seeing what you share this week!


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