Friday, June 17, 2011

summer "welcome" wreath

it was time to change out the old spring wreath and make a new summer wreath!
i am a bit lazy and cheap so this baby was made with a pair of old pants that have never fit me,
(why do i buy things just because they are on clearance and try to will them into fitting??)
scraps for the flowers,
a banner i made quickly on the computer (yep, too lazy to cut out fabric and iron on letters),
and a wreath bought with a hobby lobby coupon that cost about $2.50
i just cut those pants into strips,
wrapped it around the wreath securing it with a hot glue gun,
glued my banner together and on the wreath
and added those fun pom pom flowers.
i think i might be spending more time on the porch so i can look at it more:)
p.s. do "no soliciting" signs me nothing now a days? i have solicitors ALL the time, usually right when the kids are down for a nap and the dog goes ballistic because a strange person is standing on our doorstep and wont' go away. . . very frustrating. that is all.

linking up to these parties:

17 comments:

  1. I love the colors! Very nice wreath! And how rude of them to ignore your no soliciting sign. Is it because your wreath is just so welcoming? :-)

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  2. that's super cute. i like the colors.

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  3. I just absolutely love how this turned out! Great colors :) You should link it to my Front Porch Party! Going on now until Friday. http://www.elephantstrunkllb.com/2011/06/summer-safari-front-porch-fun.html

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  4. loving the flowers. and would never have thought to have a welcome banner - but it adds a really great touch :) x

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  5. So fun! I LOVE the colors and especially the welcome pennant! Super Cute! {visiting from the Summer Safari} & YES, the solicitors ALWAYS come {& ring the bell} right after the kids go down for a nap! UGH!

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  6. simply beautiful _ i love the colors you chose here....great idea - think I am going to making one or 2 of these soon.

    dang solicitors - thye must have training for perfect interruptions...I get them right at nap time too and usually they knock loudly first then ring the bell...hate that.

    have a great week
    tina
    pretty paper posies.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the wreath and WANT ONE! Gorgeous! Thanks for putting a tutorial with it. I found you on Not JUST a Housewife. I am following you now and would appreciate if you followed me back. :) mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

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  8. Well isn't this the cutest thing I have seen all day. Love the colors! I am tempted to say that most of the solicitors don't even know what soliciting means....or maybe they just ignore it.

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  9. fantastic idea for an old shirt...

    Would luv for our readers to discover this.
    please add it to our linking party here
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/06/beautiful-furniture-redo-pop-up-cards.html
    Have a great week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  10. visiting from Somewhat Simple- super cute wreath!! definitely very "summery" :)

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  12. I'm stopping by from SS. This is so cute. I really like the fabric mix. Your flowers and mini banner(!) are so cute, Telisa.

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  13. I'm a new follower! Love your craftiness!
    craftin-on-my-door.blogspot.com

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