Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Wreath

 I had some extra burlap and saw this tutorial on Where the Heart Is  and  had to try it.  Quick and easy!  All I did differently was add some butterflys from old book pages that I'd already cut out and make another raggedy "flower." 
I'm really happy with it!  Total cost, maybe $5.00.  The burlap was about $4.00 a yard, and it took more than a yard, but I already had the burlap, the coat hanger ;), the old book, and all the muslin and lace scraps--so essentially, it didn't cost anything.  This one is about 16-17" but I'm making a smaller one, too.  Have plenty of hangers, scraps, and enough burlap.

The butterfly idea is something I first saw on French blogs, although they are everywhere now.  Doesn't matter--I love them.  This is the third or 4th set I've made.

Linking to The French CupboardShow and Tell, No Minamalist Here.

I pulled out this little lady with the rooster and cabbage leaf on her head and nest in her dress that I made several months ago and added her to the sheep on one of the shelves in the entry.

She looks like Spring to me.

 We will be heading to Baton Rouge and St. Francisville tomorrow.  Megan's wedding is Saturday!  Max will be the ring bearer and Bryce Eleanor will be a flower girl.  Fingers crossed that no problems arise with the little ones, who are, I admit a bit of a handful at times, as is typical of 4 and 3 years old.

The wedding should be beautiful, and it is always fun to have the whole family together.  Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandkids.

 Amelia sent me this video, and I couldn't stop laughing!


  1. She does look like Spring =-) That baby vid is hilarious! The wedding and gathering sounds like a great time. Enjoy!

  2. Jenclaire, The wreath is wonderful and I love the addition of the butterflys. Thank you so much for sharing this at my party. Have fun at the wedding.

  3. Gorgeous wreath. Simple and elegant. ~~Sherry~~

  4. Love that burlap wreath and the butterflies make it just sing Spring!
    The baby video is just precious, what expressions she has! Thanks for sharing this with all of us and linking to VIF!

  5. Beautiful wreath! I really like these paper butterflies. I saw the first butterfly of the year here just a few days ago, flying in the garden.

  6. LOVE the burlap wreath ... and I have ALL the supplies on hand to make one or two or TEN!!

    Thank you for your inspiration and sharing at Voila!

  7. Debby - Isn't that baby adorable...and the laughter!

    Kay - Thanks! I'm so glad I saw that tutorial because the wreath was so easy!

    Sherry - I have quite a few more wreaths to make thanks to Where the Heart Is! Thanks for stopping by!

    Blue Ridge - Thanks, Sherry. Simple is the key!

    OC Cottage - And so quick and easy!

    Debra - I can't get enough of those butterflies! Isn't that baby a delight?

    Francoise - Oh, I'm so ready for the real butterflies. I've only seen one so far.

    Gypsy Brocante - I love it when I have all the supplies on hand and can just get straight to the crafting!

  8. I love that burlap/butterfly wreath!! You always have such wonderful creative ideas!

  9. Oh I adore your wreath~ swoon!

    I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. This is so pretty! I love it!!

  11. That wreath says it should be spring! xo Cathy

  12. Sherri - You are so sweet! I'm so glad I saw the tutorial because variations of this will probably appear over and over at my house!

    Laura - Thanks, Laura!

    SueSue - I especially love the fact that it is so easy to make a seasonal or holiday change to this wreath!

    Stitchfork - We thought it was spring here, then the temperatures dropped 30 degrees from Saturday to Sunday!

  13. Jen, I'm only about 2 years behind but the baby video is adorable! I love to see laughing babies.

    Even if I *am* a little late, I need to make that wreath for my office door. How did you do the butterflies?

    Love it. Hey, I'm reading again!


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