Thankfully, I knew in advance that I would be locked up for a few days with our Winter Storm 2011 (sounds scary, doesn't it). On my way up the mountain last Sunday, I stopped by Michael's and looks around for some ideas for my wreaths. The only thing I knew about this wreath, was that I was planning on using an old picture frame as the base after inspiration from my cousin over at LPC.
After about 45 minutes of browsing, I came home with a little bag of goodies. I wanted to be safe because I didn't know what I wanted, and I knew I might not be able to leave the house again for days. It gave me something to do between loads of clothes, stirring the chili and naps. No rush, either. They canceled school in our district for an entire week! (happy dance)
After spraying the frame with primer, I sat down at the table and started placing everything on the frame until I saw something I liked.
Then I had to select my colors. I wanted something that would pop against the black and whites of winter.
Finally, I decided on a layout with the middle blue and plum color. The rest was the easy part. I just painted, scuffed and glued.
|I looped a ribbon to make a hanger.|
|I glued a few feathers to keep with my current obsession.|
|I added a wire at the bottom to perch some birds on.|
|I painted some cheap-o wooden birds from Michaels and drew/Sharpied on some details.|
|Put two together and make them love birds (can you tell which is the girly bird?)|
|I tucked a little "T" in there to rep the family name.|
|Excuse the bad photo. I never even see my house in the daylight to take a good pic.|
Are you competitive with your neighbors? Or maybe they're competitive with you!