Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother's Day Wreath-Met Monday


     Somehow, my husband has a new addiction to garage sales. He rarely buys anything and if he does it is usually a $1 toy for the grands to play with when they are here. I actually like going to garage sales when we are in Flordia...they have good stuff...lots of housewares. Where I live, garage sales are mostly clothing, baby items and toys. Yuck. The past 2 Saturdays my husband has gotten me up at dawn to hit the sales. This week I actually bought a couple items from one sale.   


     I bought a box full of miniature rose candle rings (that had been cut) for $2.50. There were a dozen rings in the box. The owner had several other wedding type items in the sale, so my guess is that these were purchased for a reception or shower. They might have been used once, if that. The tiny roses were so pretty and natural looking that I knew I could do something with them for my MIL for Mother's Day. I made her a wreath for outside her home last year and she hung it inside instead...so, I opted to try again with the outdoor wreath.


     I picked up a medium size grapevine wreath at WalMart for $3.99. I dug out the leftover ribbon from my own wreath. With my glue gun heated and some floral wire, I was ready to go. The plastic "ring" on the flowers created a bit of an issue. The glue didn't want to stick as easily as it would to stems or leaves, so as I places each ring on the wreath, I wrapped it with a piece of green wire and then glued both of the snipped ends and the place where I wired it on.


You can see how I simply lined the rings up around the wreath.


     The back of the wreath. It is hard to see the wire, but there is a piece for every candle ring. This wreath took 10 candle rings to complete.


     I actually liked this particular wreath without a bow, but I knew my MIL would want some ribbon on it. So, I kept it very simple. I love the fullness of the tiny roses. Sweet, fresh looking for summer and the total cost was $6.50.


     I am linking this to Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday. Make sure you stop to visit her today and see all of the other projects!

26 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty wreath - great job, and at a great price. Thanks for sharing.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good morning my Dear friend...Very clever and too pretty girl...She'll love it...I pray all is well in your world today my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

FrugalMom said...

You seriously know what you are doing Sue. This is so creative, and the end result is phenomenal.

DUTA said...

I'm sure your mother-in-law will appreciate both your effort, and the result. That's a lovely wreath you've created. You're, no doubt, very gifted.

Jenny said...

Wow - your wreath turned out amazing! What a nice thing to do for your MIL...

dee dee said...

Sue,
I stink at wreaths, really I do! But yours always turn out fabulous! So very, very creative! You are so sweet.
Praying for you all...
dee dee

Pat said...

She's going to love it! You did a great job and, of course, the price is right. Thanks for sharing.

xoxo
Pat

Jenglamgirl said...

Hi SUE~ gorg. WHATS NOT TO LOVE... WHAT A GREAT BEAUTIFUL, THOUGHTFUL GIFT. Jenn

Low Tide High Style said...

Sue, I'm sure your mother in law will love the beautiful floral wreath you created for her!

Kat :)

Shellbelle said...

Wow, this turned out beautifully!

We do have great garage sales in Florida, glad I'm just across the border.

You and yours are in my thoughts everyday. Big hug comin' at you.

kim said...

Sue, I am amazed at how beautiful that wreath is. Just gorgeous. I hope she puts it outside this time. What a nice welcome when someone comes to the door.

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Beautiful Sue! That is the perfect Mother's Day gift! Great job on upcycling too!
Michelle

Rettabug said...

WOW...that looks incredible, Sue!! GREAT make-over!!

If your MIL is of the same generation as my father, gently check to see if she has superstitions about hanging a wreath on the outside of her home.
My father was raised to believe a wreath meant there had been a death in the family & he would NOT let my mother hang ANY wreaths on the front or back door.

One year, I bought her a grapevine BASKET & filled it with flowers. He begrudgingly accepted that but he returned it to me as soon as she passed away. :/ Can we say "set in his ways"??? LOL

Yours is just beautiful & I hope she allows you to place it where EVERYONE can see it.

JUST ME said...

So beautifulllll. I wish I had a way with crafts...

Unfortunately, I just have a way with BREAKING them.

Maria said...

Sue, first of all... I must say:
I think I would faint if my husband woke me to go to a thrift store or garage sale! {unless they have tools}

You really did a wonderful job re-purposing those rose rings. They do look so lifelike {I thought they were real until I read on}
The wreath came out so beautiful... she will love it!

It definitely belongs in a place where everyone will see it and enjoy it!

*Keeping you, your mom and family in prayer ~ Maria

xinex said...

Oh how beautiful, Sue! Your MIL will love it for sure!...Christine

Lyneen said...

My this turned out lovely. It cost soooo much more to buy ready made. WHAT A DEAL. I am sure your MIL will love it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sue...your MIL is going to adore the wreath! It's beautiful! Your comment on the monkey tea post made me LOL! You are too funny! :-)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Sue
I like it without the bow too.. but either way it is beautiful and my you are oh so clever... Mind you I would take it as a compliment that MIL hung the wreath inside!!! take care my friend.. xxx Julie

Maya said...

Just lovely, Sue!!

Relyn said...

So gorgeous. You have such talent!

Holly said...

What a nice gift. It looks beautiful. I adore all of the tiny flowers and I think the bow is just right!

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

This is gorgeous!! love the pink,white ,green--it needs to come here to my cottage!! Great idea you have there!

Kathleen said...

Sue, that is beautiful! I hope she loves it.
Happy Mother's Day to you, and prayers..

Gloria said...

Hello -- TOTALLY BEAUTIFUL! You seriously should sell your wreaths on Ebay! You are truly talented.
Best regards,
Gloria

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

I love the way you did the bow on this, it is so pretty! Joan