Friday, September 9, 2011

Cotton ball wreath

The Nester is having a 

"You Made a Wreath Out of What?!" Linky Party.


She challenged me to think out of the box when I was deciding what to make mine out of.  
I wanted something different and natural.   And, of course, cheap.  I actually had to go buy some cotton balls ($2) and the wreath form was 40% off at Hobby Lobby ($1.50).  Three dollars and fifty cents is an amount I can take my chances on.  



What do you think?  Weird? Great?  
Wait, don't tell me cuz I think I like it.  


Updated:  Linked up to  Southern Lovely  Show and Share day.

42 comments:

  1. How beautiful! It has the illusion of snow... very original!

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  2. This is one of the coolest wreaths I've ever seen! The brown twiggy things are the perfect touch--it totally looks like you created this while you were outside walking around your cotton plantation. I predict that Williams - Sonoma designers are going to be copycatting your original! Now, I'm off to explore the rest of your blog.

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  3. That is awesome!

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  4. Love this! I'd love for you to link this up with my blog recreation party! http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/09/recreate-into-something-new-6.html

    Hope to see you at my place soon!
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  5. I love this this would be so fun for a snowy january month! thank you so much for linking up to my party Show and Share! hope to see you again this week!

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
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  6. I really like it. My bathroom is decorated with a "snow theme" for Christmas. And this would really work!

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  7. I would like to make this with my girls for their bedrooms. Would you mind sharing your technique? Is it a foam or flat wreath base? What is your adhesive? pins or glue gun? Thank you!!!

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  8. LOVE! Saw it on Pinterest :)

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  9. I too had a cotton ball wreath (with the pods) on my front door years ago until my son, Nick burned it too!

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  10. I think it's super cute!! And I love your wreath hanger! I have that one too! :)

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  11. this vignette is so stunning! can you add a quick tutorial to the comments? :) what wreath form did you use?
    thank you!

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    1. Thanks Shelley! It was a grass wreath form and I just hot glued them onto it. A little time consuming but it was fun!

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    2. We are having a snow day and will be using this idea. I'm going to have to cut "wreath" forms out of paper plates but its a busy work project for the kids so I don't think they'll mind. Great idea.

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    3. Great idea Shannon! DId you make one with your kids? Happy New Year!

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  12. WOW...I can't believe it's made a comeback after 50+ yrs! I just loved this one! My mother made these when I was very young...it lasted forrrrrever. She put it in tissue, then a bag and last a box to store. She changed the decorations on it from yr.2yr. too. Loved the red bows and ribbon she used best. I'll be doing one this year...yup-yup...58yrs later, I'm inspired again or 2nd childhood....lol ps...you can alternate colors...make in blue...add sparkle, lights, etc., but I prefer the plain white. Memories to wash dishes by as mum said...Thanks, mum!

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  13. Saw this on Pinterest & loved it! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing....

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  14. found you thru nester Christmas craft links. This wreath is brilliant and lovely. I'm thinking of using it for January--that's such a tricky front door wreath month for me!! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Gina! Have fun making yours. Oh and buy more cotton balls than you think you will need (-:

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