Monday, October 8, 2012

Fall Wreath-BBTB2

Hello my crafty friends, today it is Monday and a pretty chilly one around here in my neck of the woods!  We are only in the 40's this morning with our high only being in the mid 50's.  That is 10 degrees cooler than normal for us this time of year! Can  you say brrrrrr! lol  Today is also a new challenge at BBTB2!!  For our theme we were to use a pumpkin from any cart and our fabulous and very talented host is Glenda! Well guess who got confused and didn't go check to be sure I was doing the right thing?  If you said little ole me you are right!!!  I was thinking for some reason that we were to use a pumpkin or leaves and I used leaves.  Yes, that is right, I royally messed up as I didn't use a pumpkin at all.  And because it was a busy weekend I waited to even post until this morning!  Yeah, how do I fix this?  Well I quickly cut out a pumpkin and layed it on my wreath and quick took a pic.  So the pumpkin doesn't even look right but to keep with the challenge this is what I did.  I didn't glue it down because I don't like it where it is and if I can "tuck" it in with my leaves at the top to where it looks ok, then I will keep it, if I can't it will come off.  And of course what was my adhesive??  Hot glue!  So maybe I can take the heat gun and heat it a tad to losen my leaves.  My only concern is that it will melt the tulle.  Anyway onto my project.  I got a 10" wreath and cut fifty 18" strips of tulle in different colors, the brown is organza.  I tied each one around the wreath form using a knot.  After that was done, I made a mum flower using the Flower Shoppe cart.  I inked my mum pieces with Wild Honey distress ink, then I cut my leaves from Flower Shoppe and Straight from the Nest Cricut carts and inked them with walnut stain distress ink.  I curled the leaves and flower petals to give some dimenion and to make my flower and leaves look more realistic.  My mum looks much better in person.  Then I hot glued everything on my wreath.  I think that is about it.  Oh I chose not to cut my "ends" of tulle beause I use using a small wreath so to make it look bigger I kept them a little long.  But you could certainly cut them down more.  This isn't my idea at all!!!  I saw just the tulle wreath on Pinterest, I just added my spin by using die cuts attached to it.  Go check out my DT sisters as I know first hand what fabulous creations they have for you.  Then go get your craft on and join us in this challenge.  Just remember to make your pumpkin a Cricut cut and link back to BBTB2 and then link up with us.  Thanks everyone, happy crafting!!






17 comments:

Creative M said...

OMG!!!This is SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!Gorgeous!
TFS
Migdalia

Sandi said...

beautiful wreath, that is one cool plaid pumpkin, hugs

Carole Beath said...

Great wreath...glad you added that little pumpkin.
Carole

Susan said...

WOnderful wreath.... Love the pumpkins, leaves, etc you used to embellish!!

Susan

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful Beautiful Fall Wreath. I love the colors and I have to say your cute little pumpkin is perfet. So dont worrie about it. lol =) TFS AJ

Beckie said...

Uber fabulous.

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The Queen (Laura) said...

So pretty Brenda! I love all of the wonderful colors you've used. The leaves are gorgeous! Great job my friend!

Stephanie said...

Love that beautiful wreath. Glad you added that cute pumpkin so we got to see this terrific wreath. So pretty, gorgeous mum.

Vickie said...

Beautiful wreath Brenda. I would have never thought about using different colored tulle. I love the flower. I need to get out my Flower Shoppe cart and use it.

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous, Brenda! with or without the pumpkin. I love it! xxD

Jayne said...

Love your wreath Brenda.It looks amazing.When I went to write my DT post I suddenly realised I hadn't used a cricut pumpkin cut and um'd and ah'd whether I should join in with my bag or not.When I made my project I knew I wanted the bag to be the pumpkin and never viewed it as anything but a pumpkin!!! Crazy eh?
Jayne x

Glenda said...

Gorgeous wreath! Love the plaid pumpkin and the flower and leaves! I am so happy you added the pumpkin so we could see this lovely work! I am sure that took time cutting all the tulle!
Glenda

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Wow wow wow Brenda. I love this. Love all the tulle and the colors. If this is a messup it is a great one my friend. I love the flower, the leaves and the little pumpkin :) Definitely may need to make one of these. It rocks and so do you~

Annette said...

Really cute! have been wanting to try and make one of these. thanks for the inspiration.

MaryH said...

This wreath is beyond gorgeous. Not sure why you don't like the punkin, looks ok to me! I hope this is going to be on your front door or somewhere that everybody sees it. Really a beautiful creation. You done good, even if you didn't get your punkin-dunkin right!!! LOL. TFS

Tangle said...

This is such a cute idea! super fun project and very creative execution.

-Rebekah

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

I love this fun, sparkly wreath!!