Monday, November 30, 2009

Random Knock-off Wreath & Giveaway

If you don't already know, House of Turquoise is one of my very favorite blogs. I saw this and had to do it (sans the dogs - although very cute).

It was the perfect excuse for incorporating gold into my new holiday decor colors -- shades of turquoise and silver driven by all the stuff I bought last year at Hobby Lobby for 90% off.

Here We Go:
Supplies -
(almost all from Dollar Tree, except for wreath and 2 turquoise bell ornaments)
- Picture of inspiration picture within arm's reach - seriously, I looked at it 50 times easily
- Ribbon
- Ball ornaments (small gold, 2 large gold, 2 turquoise bells)
- Jingle bells (since putting on front door wanted a jingle)
- 3 Christmas picks (added because of golden apples and small pine cones)
- Feathers (I didn't add since refusing to buy any more items for holiday decorating)

2. Look at inspiration pic...Add balls to wreath with hooks or by sticking tip of a branch through the top. Push into wreath when you can to give embedded look.

check out inspiration pic on laptop

3. Look at inspiration pic...fold wire trimmed ribbon to add wavy effect. I folded like an accordian, then smoothed out into softer curves.

4. Check pic again...and add your own flavor, adjusting ornaments and foliage accordingly.

Final result - LOVES (and, yes, L. Duncan, I did it by myself AND I didn't even call Annette while doing it :P)

Giveaway details:
I am SO pleased with the Dollar Tree supplies, I'm giving away a $5 gift card (which IS a lot at the Dollar Tree) to one follower of this blog, who leaves a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen using and announced Wednesday, Dec. 3rd..
Check me out at Kimba's DIY party
The DIY Show Off
Next: My take on this -


L.Duncan@home23duncanboys said...

Who's going back to the dollar tree? me whoot whoot! Well...that's if I win! I'm in!!!

L.Duncan@home23duncanboys said...

Forgot to say that I lke your wreath! You've been on a role...Are you sure Annette is not making these crafts?!?!? HA!

Mrs. Chic said...

Thanks for the ribbon how to! I have an outdoor wreath that I'm making, but have no clue on the how to part!!

Looks great, gotta love the dollar tree! Crossing fingers I win :)

Erin said...

Holy cow it looks FANTASTIC!!! I wouldn't know which one is which! Great job! Thanks for showing all the steps too...I'm so bad with crafts, I need this sort of direction.

That 2nd door is so lovely too..I've never seen it before! LOVE!

Dayka said...

I love the Dollar Tree--people really sleep on it. I love your wreath and the colors. I can't wait to see the next one you're going to tackle--I love that look! I'll have to check your new site out, too!

Dayka said...

and the link to House of Turquoise isn't working--Help!!

Symone's Mommy said...

@Dayka - fixed link...thanks!

Dayka said...

Ooh yes--please post about the silver set soon! I'd love to see it.

Karyn @ Candarbry Garden said...

I found you a couple of posts ago, Love how you can copy anything! As a new follower, I have just been checking to see what you do next, but I thought I would say hello this time. It looks like you are on a wreath roll! Have fun, Karyn

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Very cute - LOVE dollar tree

luckymom said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway. I also love the dollar tree.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Beautiful!!!! I love that picture at the bottom of the three wreaths! I want to do that one!!!

Michelle said...

Hasn't the Dollar Tree had the best stuff this season? I'm there several times a week it seems.
Fingers crossed!


Symone's Mommy said...

@Lucky - thanks for the comment!
@Michelle - indeed, they have!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE dollar tree decorating!

Keri said...

So pretty! And I love the Dollar Tree! A new one just opened up super close to my house and its dangerous!!!

Vanessa said...

Looks like a match to me! Good for you!

Kim said...

This turned out so pretty. You were very wise picking up those supplies on clearance.

Messy Jessy said...

Hi! I just found your blog. I am definitely looking forward to your posts!

PS I love the Dollar Store! But, who doesn't?

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

I found your blog tonight,, love the wreath and I made my first one of the season also with dollar tree supplies,, think I spent $4.. cant beat that. Hope i win,, thanks