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:


  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? :-)

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

  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.

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

  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!

  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
    pretty paper

  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. :)

  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.

  9. fantastic idea for an old shirt...

    Would luv for our readers to discover this.
    please add it to our linking party here
    Have a great week,

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

  11. Hi, Besides a weekly anything goes link party, I have a new ongoing free give away link party now too. Share your give aways or enter to win.
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    Come strut your stuff!

  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.

  13. I'm a new follower! Love your craftiness!


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