Wreaths I Want to Make

There are several wreaths I’ve pinned on Pinterest over the past couple of years that I want to make but never seem to find the time.  My intentions are always good and I even buy the supplies.  So I thought if I did a blog post about my five favorites it would serve as inspiration to get a least a couple of them done.

No. 1

Picture Frame Memory Wreath by KariAnne -Thistlewood Farm (shared with Infarrantly Creative)



The little photo frames are patiently waiting in my craft supply cabinet for me to make this wreath.

No. 2

Hydrangea Wreath by Christina – The Frugal Homemaker



Christina made her beautiful fall wreath with dried hydrangeas.  I would too, if only I had enough dried hydrangeas.  In the interest of repurposing I am using some faux pink hydrangeas from an old project.

No. 3

Not Your Grandma’s Wreath by Beth – Patina White

Not Your Grandma's Wreath


You know how I love junk and this wreath is so free form there isn’t a right or wrong way to do it.  Yea!   My favorite kind of project.

No. 4

Spring Wreath by Ann – On Sutton Place



Here again I have all the supplies to make this wreath except the floral garland.

No. 5

Beautiful China Wreath

china wreath


 Being a Blue Willow girl I plan to make this wreath with blue and white china to hang in my dining room.

Those are five of my favorite wreaths from Pinterest.   I plan to make a Pink Hydrangea Wreath for my front door this week and I will share how I made it with you.

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Bunch of Vintage Clocks

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4th of July Bouquets

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Dried Rose 2 French Water Pitcher

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Builtins Partially Painted

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Carpet and color wheel

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Baby's Breath 1

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painted chandy 1

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