Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Winter Wreath with Styrofoam and Canvas Corporation

This was my inspiration from Midwest Living magazine. I loved the thought of using a cable knit sweater...it adds so much texture and just reminds me of winter.



But having a red door didn't allow for the pink wreath.

So I hit GW and found a cream cable knit sweater that would be perfect. I'd won a bunch of styrofoam back in July from the DIY club contest. If you've never entered, you SHOULD. Amazing, amazing prizes! Anyhoo...

I cut off the sleeves of the sweaters and opened them up by cutting down the seam. I wrapped them around the styrofoam wreath and glued them down. Then I cut part of a different cable knit pattern and wrapped it around the bottom to conceal where the arms met.
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Then I used a small stretched burlap square from Canvas Corp and stuck a felt "B" sticker in the middle....because I'm obsessed with initials and monograms. I think a snowflake would look great too! I attached some jute with a tack and hung it in the middle of the wreath.
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And here it hangs today. I'm really happy with it considering I'm not super crafty!
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If you notice above, I've finally succumbed to Pinterest and oh.em.gee...what a time suck. But I'm loving it....it's making me a crazed thrifter. Seriously...it's a little outta hand. AND, I started a Facebook page last night. I'm not sure what's gotten into me. I can't figure out how to get the FB icon on my blog though...so you're safe for now ;) Stay tuned for more fun!


~Allison


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26 comments:

Brandi said...

Very nice Allison! The cream wreath looks great against your red door!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cute!!! what a great idea- it looks so cozy! glad you are able to use all that stuff you won!

Vanessa said...

Hi, Allison

You wreath is just lovely.

Vanessa

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

What a cute wreath! The contrasting color really helps it show up on your pretty red door. Good job! I'm your neighbor from Met Monday at BNOTP!

~ Tami said...

I love the way it turned out :)
~Tami

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

Ok. This is precious! I think I may have to copy! Great job! Thank you so much for sharing this at the Meet Me Monday linky party! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

I love this great idea. Consider, if you will, sharing it with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/11/although-i-must-say-that-link-response.html. Thanks! Christmas blessings to you……….Kathy

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your wreaths are splendid...love both of them. Beautifully created. I have joined your followers list and would love to have you to join me as well. Hugs, Gayle
http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

Kara @ June & Bear said...

I think they are super cute. I love simple wreaths and the cream one looks so wintery.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh, what a beautiful design. Love your version.

Sherry said...

Allison, I like what you did with your wreath, and the color compliments your door perfectly.

Tammy @ Type A said...

so cute, i just love sweater stuff, and original. i've seen a lot of the candle covers and pillows. great job!

don't forget about my Christmas Series, thanks!

Kim said...

Love the simplicity!

Kim said...

Love the simplicity!

Anne said...

That looks great!

folkhaven said...

Very nice! I like that it is something that can be used well beyond the holiday season. Your's is MUCH better than the pink version IMHO... but then again I've never been such a fan of pink :-)

The Corson Cottage said...

Very cute and so easy! I hope you'll stop by The Corson Cottage and share it at our {Home for the Holidays} link party every Friday in December. Carrie

ReMadeSimple Kristina said...

Very nice...I Love the sweater Idea. I have a winter wreath I made from a scarf over at my blog I think you might like. Happy Blogging.

Emily said...

Love this wreath! Would love for you to link up @ Find Your Craft Friday over on my blog! :) Have a great Friday!

Emily @ BabyBerry
http://weinzapfelbabyberry.blogspot.com/

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

Featuring your wreath at tonights Meet Me Monday linky party! Starts at 8pm. Hope to see you there! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

craftsncoffee said...

Very nice! What a great idea. I've linked it up to our StyroCraft FB page. Thank you. Sharon

Christina said...

LOVE it Allison! I have been wanting to make a sweater wreath for a while...I think you finally convinced me to get started :)

I featured this on my blog today:
http://christinasadventures.com/2011/12/sunday-features-49.html

And I'm pinning it here:
http://pinterest.com/christinasadven/20-below-features/

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

Be Merry and Bright!

Tamsyn said...

I love this. Simple, yet absolutely gorgeous!

Mommy Papi and Babies Sauri said...

Oh my. I think I've found my inspiration for my January wreath. Great job. Thank you for posting.

Mommy Sauri~
http://casadesauri.blogspot.com

Its So Very Cheri said...

This is awesome. I love your cream sweater wreath. Don't forget to add our button to your post.

Cheri