Friday, May 11, 2012

Daisy Welcome Wreath

As soon as I saw this wreath on Pinterest, I knew I needed to make my own version.  I would be barefoot all the time if I could (darn winter!) and daisies were my mom's favorite flowers.

I wanted to make mine a bit bigger, so bought a 12" wreath form and also used fake flowers instead of daisy trim.  I'm also still mildly obsessed with buntings, so I wanted to put the wording on one instead of the flag.  It took about a skein and a half of Fun Fur, and much more time that was necessary to wrap the wreath, since I'm way too picky about ridiculous things that make no difference to the end result.

Then I had the seemingly brilliant idea of sticking the flower heads onto sewing pins, so I could reposition them easily.

Several flowers ended up falling off the pins as I worked with it, so I went back and hot glued the flowers to the pins, which worked well.  I didn't want to totally commit by gluing the flowers right to the wreath, so this was a good solution.

Then I printed off this bunting.  My original plan was to stamp the letters on with one of the alphabet sets from my stamping and scrapping days, but all my sets were either too small or too big, so I had to suck it up and write them on with a Sharpie.  This was a bit nerve-wracking, as I have the world's worst handwriting.  I taped the flags onto some embroidery floss and tied it to pins to attach to the wreath.  At that point, I realized that the bunting was much too big to fit all of "Bare Feet Welcome" on it without looking crazy busy.  I was bummed, since that was one of my favorite things about the original!  I was not about to start over and have to redraw all those letters, not to mention cut out the flags again, so I decided to simplify it to just say "Welcome." 

Despite that minor disappointment, it's pretty fun for a spring/summer wreath.  I think my mom would have liked it.


  1. I love wreaths and this one is adorable! So ready for summer here in Idaho! It looks so warm and delightful! Very cute! Julie(the letter 4's mom)

  2. That turned out so cute - love how fun it is for spring and summer! Visiting from TT&J...

  3. I think it looks so great!! Thank you so much for sharing! I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. That looks darling! We would love for you to come share it at our weekly link party and enter to win a $50 gift card to Mikarose Clothing!

    The Sisters

  5. I may come late to the party sometimes, but eventually I get here! (Surgery was much nastier than "planned.")

    Of course when I read this, I didn't click on the Pinterest inspiration, so the fact that you like to run barefooted left me frantically looking for the connection to what I WAS seeing. Thank goodness I read to the end where the mystery unfolded, you little hippie girl you! Love Auntie M-



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