Easy Breezy Wreath

Just a simple post for you today. Feel like I’ve been a little heavy on the photos lately so I thought I better keep this one easy breezy!

This past spring I got this piece from an antique store (Red Barn) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The tag on it claimed it was an 1800’s cutting board. I’m not so sure I buy that story… but I liked the look of the wood and it’s sheer size so I decided to bring it home with me. PLUS – it was 50% off!

Sorry for the wonky blue looking cabinet. The sheen of the cabinets made it tough to get a pic that accurately depicted the cutting board without making the cabinets look cuh-razy!   ….also probably doesn’t help that my camera battery is dead so I used my iPhone to snap the pics.  

I brought the cutting board home and hung it on the side of my  pantry cabinet in the kitchen. I liked the way the old wood balanced the bright white cabinets. It hung bare for a while… For a while I thought about painting it to look like an old sign, but I just couldn’t bring myself to put paint on such a neat, untouched piece.

So there she hung…. bare naked.  ….Until I saw a jute wrapped wreath and thought…. I WANT ONE!

I bought a foam wreath and some jute twine.  A couple of glue sticks, several burns and many expletives later, I had successfully fully wrapped my wreath with twine.  I had a jar of paper flowers I picked up a while back at Michaels in the scrapbook department (on Clearance!). When I bought them I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with them so I stuck them on a shelf until now.

I used simple straight pins with white tops to attach the flowers to the wreath. After spending so much time and sacrificing my finger prints, I didn’t want to permanently attach them. I’m sure I’ll want to change things up eventually… It’s pretty darn crafty, but for now I’m diggin the paper store-bought scrapbook flowers on the wreath!

Check it out –

Have a great weekend!  It’s starting to feel like fall and I CAN’T WAIT.  I hear cute boots and cozy sweaters calling my name!

Check out my Link Parties tab for a list of all the awesome blogs where I’m linking this project!

 

Joining the Fall Wreaths Challenge at the CSI Project!

 Visit thecsiproject.com

…and HUGE THANKS for featuring this wreath go to the following fabulous blogs…

GingerSnapCrafts  UndertheTableandDreaming

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30 comments on “Easy Breezy Wreath

  1. debbie says:

    that is the cutest wreath ever! Have a great weekend.

  2. Tanya says:

    I don’t want to sound cliche but this is so pretty. I love how you used the wood behind it. I love how you made the flowers. I love that your wrapped it with that twine/hemp to look a bit more rustic then yarn. Great job. Thanks for sharing on Tatertots and Jello.

  3. Looks awesome, great job! Stop over sometime…

  4. I love your wreath! And I love that chunk o wood and I LOVE Eureka Springs!!!!

  5. ashley says:

    i seriously LOVE this!!!! thanks for sharing:)

    • Dana says:

      You’re too sweet Ashley. Thank you for your kind words. It really was SUPER simple. Now that I know the scrapbooking section is a hidden gem for Wreaths-for-Dummies like myself, I’ll be hitting that up more often!

  6. I love that wreath!!! The cutting board is great, too!

    I hope you’ll pop over to follow me back to help me reach my goal of 1,000 followers by the end of the year!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
    http://www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com

  7. Kelley says:

    Love the cutting board/wreath combo. Very cute! Im waiting for cooler weather.. I cant wait to wear boots too!

    • Dana says:

      I came close the other day to throwing some boots on but couldn’t quite bite the bullet. I can’t wait though! As much as I love flip flops (and I mean LOOOVE them) I’m looking forward to fall boots!

  8. So pretty!! I would love for you to link this up at the Do Something Crafty link party: http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/search/label/Do%20Something%20Crafty%20Friday

  9. Great idea and so easy to change with the seasons! Fun stuff!

  10. Nikki says:

    This is beautiful!! Love it!

    Stop by and visit us at http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com

  11. Heather A. says:

    I love the look of this wreath and the fact that (despite the burns) it was incredibly easy makes it even better! What a great use of the flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Sue says:

    That is beautiful! I have been debating with myself what kind of fall wreath I am going to make and this post has helped me make my decision. Thanks for sharing. Saw you on Gingersnaps.

  13. Bethany says:

    Your wreath is so pretty! I really like it hanging against that wood board. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Jessica says:

    Super cute idea. I am your newest follower. Feel free to check out my site and follow me back here: http://www.utahcountymom.com

  15. Cute and fun! I like the paper flowers! I’d be so excited if you’d link up at my door decor challenge:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/falling-for-crafts-challenge-3-door.html

  16. imklvr says:

    Love this! I mean, seriously LOVE it! The board is totally awesome….but I have to ask….why don’t you think it was a cutting board? I need to know these things, cuz I’m a pushover when it comes to stories. I tend to believe EVERYTHING I’m told! So maybe I can learn something here!

    • Dana says:

      Great question! I definitely believe that it’s an old cutting board… I’m just not entirely sure if I believe it’s from the 1800’s. It’s certainly possible based on the aged look and the hardware used… but 1800’s just sounds SO. OLD. You know? Hmm Just maybe though!

  17. Nikki says:

    Beautiful …and oh the flowers!! This wreath is gorgeous. I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party!
    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/09/bedazzle-me-monday-1.html

  18. gczbowie says:

    Featuring YOU over on my blog this morning. Love your wreath! 🙂 Thanks for sharing at my {wow me} wednesday party last week.

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2011/09/take-look-at-you-wreaths.html

  19. Heather A. says:

    Featured you wreath here http://simplycottagelove.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-wreaths-decorate.html

    thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend!

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