Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Martha Stewart Knock-Off - Wreath


In my quest to knock-off anything I can, I decided to do a wreath I saw on marthastewart.com. I loved the way the bulbs increased in size from bottom to top.

Check out my take on it.

1. I started with a 36" wreath I already had.


2. I wanted fuller so I put an 8" wreath inside and secured by twisting branches on inside of the larger wreath to brances on the outside of the smaller wreath.

Here's what it looked like afterwards.

3. Then I took miniature bulbs from Wally World and started tying to the wreath from the bottom.

4. I pulled leaves off sprays from a local craft store and started added* to the wreath.
*I just pulled the leaves off the tips and twisted onto wreath tips...some are just stuck in.

5. I mixed in medium bulbs at the middle then a few large ones at the top. I should have done this first, but, hey, I'm a rebel.

Here's how it came out.

I'm pretty pleased. What do you think?

17 comments:

Dayka said...

I likes. I just started mine tonight and can't find my hot glue gun, so I have to buy some wire tomorrow. I love the eucalyptus leaves.

Jennifer said...

Wow... it looks fantastic! SO much like your inspiration piece... great job!!

L.Duncan@home23duncanboys said...

It turned out great! Question...Did Annette do this for you (ha ha ha!!!)? Just kidding girl! I like it a lot!

Symone's Mommy said...

@LD - okay, you got jokes, huh? LOL You know me well. I can't believe I did it by myself, too. Thanks goodness I had a photo to go by...:D

Annette said...

Laughing at Lakeitha! No, she did it all by herself and she did a great job!

Mrs. Chic said...

I'm in love with it!! This wreath really speacks to me, its simple and amazly at the same time - WOW

I need to make one for my front door! LOVES IT - thanks for the how too

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

I love this, its looks awesome! I want to make one for myself!

Jenn said...

AMAZING knock-off! Looks gorgeous!

Karyn @ Candarbry Garden said...

I stopped in from one of the linky parties. I like what you did there. I decided to check out the rest of your posts! I LOVE THE COMMENT " I am allergic to full price!" I like the turquise with red look! It is very "1950's" Have fun! Karyn

Maria said...

Great Job! It looks fabulous!
~Maria

Pearl Maple said...

Nicely done, this looks fabulous

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wow! Nice job...I am impressed.
Susan

Janis said...

Great job, it looks so much like Martha's!!

Gina said...

How pretty, I like the shiny ornaments balanced with the texture of the greens.

The Cheatham Family said...

funny, before I read some of your posts... I was thinking the same thing... DID U DO THAT! LOL

I love it, looks very elegant. I'm on it too... 6 trees up and 3more to go.

posts coming when I can find another camera!!!

Leanne said...

That turned out so beautiful. You did such a great job.

Adrianna said...

I actually like yours better. The bigger bulbs at the top appeal more to me. I wonder how Martha would feel knowing yours looks better..hmmm :o)