Friday, June 24, 2011

{Frugal Friday} A Summer Wreath

It's back.
This little feature has been MIA for about 
three weeks now.


Sorry about that.


However, today's little beauty is fun and cheap.
How cheap?


Well, for me it was FREE
because I already had all of the supplies.


I finally thought that I should 
change my wreath out from the Spring Sweater Nest one that I made
a months back.

Sorry, no tutorial,
but I can give you some details.

Just look at the deliciousness of these two colors. 

I sort of want to make my entire front porch 
look something like this.

I used two sweaters that I had in my scrap box.
They were supposedly larges, 
maybe they should've been in the children's section.

Additional supplies were a green wreath form from the DollarTree 
and a frame that I broke the glass on the other day 
while attempting to prep it for an entirely different purpose.

Anyway, I bought the sweaters several years back for $6 each.
I wore each a handful of time, 
enough to get my money out of them.

Now here they are.




I created two textures, one with each color.
The coral is a layer wrap,
while the blue is flat and smoother.
I love the depth that this adds.


I put a contrasting bow in the bottom corner of the frame.

And . . . 
my favorite detail is the buttons from the collar.
I used the entire henley/hoodie trim 
as a wrap around the center wreath.

The buttons are just too cute.






I still have enough scraps left to make some sweateralls 
in the Fall/Winter for my ETSY shop.

I love it all.

Any thoughts?
What sort of Summer Splashes are you currently adding to your home?


7 comments:

  1. What a neat idea. Thanks for linking up to the Throwback Thursday link party. Linky open through Sunday.
    www.luxeboulevard.blogspot.com

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  2. So cute thanks for linking, but you linked it to the ongoing give away party and not the Party Mindie Style linky that is up now so I will have to delete it. I would love for you to add it to the other party going on. Thanks again.

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  3. Thanks for linking again, your rock, but you know this :)

    I don't know why it looked weird the linky. I know my right side bar fell to the bottom of my page this week. I was able to fix it, if you ever have this problem remove the post that you made last. I had copied and pasted for my post announcing 3 winners and when I did this it caused a page break of some sorts. I will not do that again.
    Hope to see you each week. Love your patriotic front door.

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  4. Thank you for coming and linking up!! This is so cute & looks easy! Hope to see you again!!

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  5. super cute love the colors so perfect for summer bright and hot come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  6. I don't usually get around to decorating for the 4th, but this is really nice! The buttons are perfect.

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  7. This looks great!

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and hope you will join in on the fun!
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/07/red-white-and-blue-linky-party.html

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