Saturday, November 14, 2009

Jingle bells, Jingle bells..

Ever since I saw this wreath over at Nannygoat, who saw it over at Eddie Ross. I fell in love. I immediately gave up my adoration of fall and ran head on to Christmas. Yes, I skip Thanksgiving-- That Holiday and I do not get along. Another post for that mess. So I ran to the Dollar store and got my supplies. I'm pretty sure while I was there, another fellow blogger was doing the same thing. I say this because we both saw the last sleeve of itty bitty red bulbs and do you know what she did? She gave me the stink eye and went for them! Having a little class, I stepped away. When she turned around though, I took them out of her cart and ran. Jokes on her huh?


Kidding. ;)

I grabbed the itty bitty silvers and said some mean words and checked out. The other sites have the tutorials for these and let's be honest, they're pretty awesome at it. So check them out in case you don't want to read this drawn out novel.

Ready? Okay, Grab one of those old metal hangers and bend it into a circle, while unraveling the top so you can scoot those bulbs on. Or, better yet, have your best friend do it cheering her on all along saying "See you CAN craft!" While she's busy doing that, grab a Dr. Pepper and heat your glue gun up. Start by putting a little rim of glue on each of the ornament tops so that they don't slide off. Then string them on, rotating back and forth using little ones to fill in the gaps. Easy peasy right?

Then take some big ol satin thin wired ribbon you have in the basement and put her on the front door, Nester style.



Then realize that you can't shut your storm door because it's so thick and lovely. Awesome. ;) She'll find a new home soon.


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42 comments:

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Glad you enjoyed your Dr. Pepper and taught a friend to craft. Mult-tasking at its best :). LOL about the storm door! That's so something I would do :). I would also ask Hubby if he could take it off just until after the holiday. He'd grumble the whole time, but he'd do it. All that to say, your wreath is beautiful. I love it!

Shannon said...

I seriously hate my storm door for that reason! Your wreath turned out beautiful!

Nancy said...

It's as easy as threading the ornaments on a wire hanger shaped into a circle? It can't be that easy! Yours looks too nice and I just KNOW I'd mess it up! I could try, though. And when I do I can use the ornaments for something else. Your wreath really turned out nice!

Nancy

mommagurl32 said...

Love it! I am SO making one of these!

Chris said...

It turned out beautifully! I am currently in the midst of making the same thing, but my question is how many did you buy/use? I don't know if I have enough.

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

This turned out great and I think I have all the supplies on hand! I’ll being doing this very soon. It would look nice hanging inside as well. I already have a Christmas wreath that I’m head over heels in love with but one of these lovelies would look great hanging on the backside of my front door. Thanks for sharing!
http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

The DIY Show Off said...

HAHA! You crack me up!

I made one last year and love it. Another easy but beautiful project. I love the colors in yours! Great job!

Thanks for linking the DIY holiday party! :)

I'll be back for the giveaway! ;)

Roeshel

Jen J. said...

I just bought my ornaments to make this today! Great job!

Carla said...

Love the wreath. Makes me want to go buy ornaments.

Jenny said...

I love it! I'll have to make one of these!

Its So Very Cheri said...

You are toooo funny girl. I hope you willpost this to my new Monday party that is actually up on Sunday nights called Its So Very Creative.

Cheri

Anonymous said...

Why not hang it on your screen door with a standard over the door wreath holder? That's what I do. Our porch is covered as well and the wreaths/signs are no worse for the wear for having been somewhat exposed to the elements.... The wreath is GORG btw!!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Beautiful! I love me a dollar tree project! The colors are perfect~

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love anything glittery. :) Too bad it won't fit on the front door, but it would look great inside too. Visiting from Kimba's party. :)

Delightful Dwelling said...

Looks gorgeous! I had to laugh at the storm door not closing, I have that problem too.

Turley Times said...

Visiting from DIY Day - this is so pretty! I'm definitely going to try it sometime.

Hannah

Mandy said...

LOVE it! I HAVE to make one of these - you did a great job!!!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

So very pretty! I love bulb wreaths - it turned out great!

Gina Sisco said...

It is a good thing you dont live in my neighborhood because you would wake up one morning and it would be hanging on my door!! It turned out fab. I want to do one, but just know mine would end up being punted across the yard because it didnt turn out!!!

Hollye said...

Beautiful! I was at Dollar Tree first thing Friday buying the ornaments after I saw the wreath on Nannygoat's blog. LOVE IT! I am going to do all the gluing tonight while my child is alseep. Then tomorrow, she and I will do this project together. And since I don't have a storm door, I am planning on hanging it right out front for all to see! I can not wait!

Kathy said...

Wow. A storm door. You really are serious about this whole winter thing aren't ya?

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Love this!! It turned out so cute and professional looking! Way to go girl!
~Whitney

New Every Morning said...

LOVE it!!!
Love the colors, too!
It's so pretty, you could hang it anywhere and it will look gorgeous!

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

It is great! I'd take off the storm door for a wreath like THAT! :) fabulous.

Vanessa said...

That is so adorable! You did a great job on it! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

"Have your best friend do it cheering her on"... fantastic idea! :) It is a beautiful wreath... I have always wanted to try making one!

Happy Nester said...

It turned out wonderful. Thanks.

Marianne@Songbird said...

Lovely wreath! Sorry about the storm door but I can totally relate thinks like that happen to me all the time.

Robin said...

A) This is why I don't have storm or screen doors on my new house, despite my love of fresh air

B) HOW do you get the hanger into a circular shape? Sorry, I only LONG to be creative...

Sarah said...

Ohhh, I love it!!!
God's blessings on your crafting, Sarah :D

TidyMom said...

I made one of these last year - but I love the texture in yours with the glitter ornaments!! Now I want to make another one! LOL

Beautiful job!
~TidyMom

Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! said...

Love it!!! The glitter makes it really pop!! Such great colors too!
Mama Holli

Mrs. Nepper said...

I'm pretty sure you don't live in Canada, but I too was in the Dollar Store this week, getting my red ornaments. Can't remember if I gave anyone the stink eye!
But I totally forgot the tip with the hot glue...hence why I had bulbs popping off left and right!
Yours looks great!

Michelle said...

stunningly beautiful.

Its So Very Cheri said...

So glad you posted to the party--it looks lovely.

Cheri

Its So Very Cheri said...

You've been featured today so go check it out and grab your I've been featured button and proudly display it-you deserve it.

Cheri

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

I think every great crafter has made this amazing project this year, crap I need to get on it lol. Your blog is great I am now a follower!!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Love the colors you picked! It looks amazing! It is so full! Great job!

mustard seeds said...

Just hang the wreath on the outside of the storm door. If you don't have anything to hang it to, Hobby Lobby has some very strong magnet wreath holders to hold a wreath on the outside of glass.

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Love it!! Maybe I should invite you over so you can 'show me', and I'll just sit back with a Diet Coke! :) Of course I'll share some with you too. I had fun searching through all of your recent posts {even if I'd already read some of them} to find this little lovely here. I think I'm off to make one today! But........we don't have any wire hangers! Where can I get just one? lol

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Your's looks awesome. I followed you over here from Hope Studios!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I have been loving these wreaths since I starting seeing them last year...I had one on my list for this year but then we up and decided to move at Christmas time...Maybe next year. ;-)

Yours looks fabulous. Sorry about the "stink-eye blogger." ;-)

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