Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Grapevine Wreath

I bought the plain grapevine wreath at a second hand thrift store months ago. My daughter asked that I make something for her apartment with it, which I took the challenge with yest. I was trying not to make it Valentiney (made my own word - LOL) so she could hang it as a general decoration, but I think I kept it too true to form.

My friend just gave me this awesome lace a couple days ago, and what's nice about it - is the red and white is seamed together. There is also a cording in the middle to allow for ruffling! I am a true lace girl, I have boxes of lace and was thrilled when Terry gave me a good amount.

I ended up pulling the cording and ruffling it and wrapping the top half, If I wrapped the whole wreath - you ind of lost the heart shape.
I added the string of beads to the lower center by hot gluing them down. I took some more lace and fan folded it into a circle and hot glued that over the wire ends.

Now, what to put in the middle. I used to paint wooden shapes long ago and knew right where to look in my stash, I grabbed a couple hearts, paint and added glitter and glued them to the bottom.

I'm please with it hope she likes it. I mailed it today so she should get it in a day or two.


Love That Bug said...

You should be pleased with it, it turned out really well. I am sure your daughter will love it too.
Love your "made up" word, I always do that :)

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! This is really pretty!! Love it!!

Rhonda Emery said...

so pretty.hugs