Thursday, March 31, 2011

Beachy Wreath


A few weeks ago, Dragonfly Designs had a giveaway for a beautiful wreath that I could just visualize hanging in my bedroom (which has a beachy style).  

 Here is a picture of the Giveaway Wreath.
Isn't it awesome????


I took advantage of every way to enter the giveaway for that wreath. But, unfortunately, I didn't win it. 


So, I have been thinking about that wreath for a few weeks.  This week, I had an evening at home alone with several episodes of My Fair Wedding with David Tutera on my DVR to watch.  (I very rarely watch TV without my laptop or some craft on my lap.)  Before my evening started, I headed to the craft store to get the supplies to make my own "Beachy Wreath".  When I went to the store to buy the felt, I decided to try it with Ecru instead of turquoise.

I was imagining one of those beautiful beaches with tall beach grass and soft smooth sand. The ecru reminded me of a cute little sea shell just sitting on that soft sand.   *Totally off topic, but where are those beaches, with the beautiful tall grasses?????  I live in California and have been to almost every beach along our coastline (and a couple in Oregon) and I have never seen that beautiful tall grass.  Lots of photogs have family portraits on their websites of families sitting in the midst of this amazing beach grass, so I know it exists.   Hmm,  I have never visited the beach on the East Coast.  Will those of you on the East Coast tell me if your beaches have that amazing beach grass?  Sorry, back on track.

I went to Dragonfly Designs and used her Tutorial (Click Here to see Tutorial).

Here is how mine turned out!


I love how it kind of looks like coral.  

I noticed that as the light changed in my room, it looked a little different.  So, I tried a few different spots to capture a good shot.  I couldn't decide which one I liked, so here they are.





I'm so happy with it.  I hope you are inspired to try one too.  The tutorial was easy to follow.  She stated that it was a little time consuming to make the flowers, and it was.  She also mentions that you need several glue sticks and I definitely used A LOT of glue sticks.  But, I think it was worth every one.



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32 comments:

  1. Maravillosa! es muy bonita y delicada, ME ENCANTA!

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  2. hiya krysti , your wreath is fabulous x worth all the patience it took to make the flowers and i am guessing a little bit of hot glue fingers(ouch)? it really does look like coral in one of the shots , very beautiful so enjoy looking at it x
    i came over from the show and tell link at bcd and am your newest follower sope you will follow me too
    xmagiex
    xmaggiex

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  3. Krysti -
    Your wreath is stinking CUTE!!!!!!!!! You go girl!!! :-) I love the color - and agree it looks like coral!
    We are moving our bedroom downstairs and I have a bin of stuff that I have been saving up for our "Beachy Bedroom" - sea shells, sea glass, a print to hang... SO GREAT! I just may have to make a wreath too!
    Have a splendid Thursday dear,
    Maggie

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  4. This is so beautfiul!! I'd love for you to link up your awesome project to Wow Me Wednesday!

    http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/03/wow-me-wednesday-3.html

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  5. This is so beautiful! You did such a great job :) I think I just might make one myself. stopping by from tea rose home link party.

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  6. Thanks so much for the idea! Yours looks really nice, like something from a store. If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link this up to my Not "Baaad" (get it?) blog hop :)

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  7. Your wreath is adorable. What patience!

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  8. Love this! Beautiful work! I'd love for you to come stop by my blog sometime, www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  9. Super work with your wreath. Hmmm...might have to try one myself.
    Cheers.
    Michael
    http://bluevelvetchair.blogspot.com

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  10. I love making the yarn wreaths with the felt flowers. And you're right, when it's all flowers they do look like coral!

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  11. Gorgeous! You did a great job. And yes, we have that grass on the beach on the east coast. Somehow it never looks as good to me in real life as in photos. Maybe I should run over to the beach and look again. It maybe one of those things I've taken for granted my whole life.

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  12. Your wreath is beautiful! We Floridians enjoy the beach and the beach grass (I have pictures of beach grass!, too. Our beaches are soft and warm and have gentle waves to soothe the soul.

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  13. IT TOTALLY looks like coral! I love it, I love all things beach and this is so on my to do list. I heart the beach grass too. Thanks for linking at the beagle.

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  14. Very cute! I want to make one for myself!

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  15. Thank you so much for all of your kind words, they mean so much to me. Also a BIG THANK YOU to my East Coast friends for confirming that you have that amazing tall beach grass on your beaches. That just makes me long to visit the East Coast even more, if that's possible.
    Krysti

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  16. I love it, you did a great job! Thank you for sharing.

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  17. very nice, I want to make one now, too! I am a new follower. :)

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  18. this is fab, you did a great job on this!

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  19. That turned out great! You did a really good job!

    http://lucyluvinyl.blogspot.com/

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  20. Love this!

    Great job!

    Cara

    http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

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  21. How beautiful! I actually like your version better than the blue one. Way to go! I would love to invite you over to my weekly linky party at The Little Birdie, this is fantastic! Here's the link to this week's party:

    http://littlebirdiebaby.blogspot.com/2011/04/tutorial-tuesday-linky-party-bamboo.html

    Hope you'll join us! I can't wait to see what else you come up with! :)

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  22. Love it! Hope I cna find the time to make one this weekend

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  23. Yours turned out fantastic! I need to make one for on my mantle! :)

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  24. Hi Krysti! Thanks so much for linking up at The Little Birdie, I am featuring your wreath this weekend on my Saturday linky party favorites! :)

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  25. Beautiful! Love the ecru color!!! I think I may have to make me one.

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  26. look at that wreath! LOVE IT. I've been looking for wreath ideas. I need to make a new one. really cute. thanks for sharing.

    kathryn
    -thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  27. Turned out beautiful, be proud!! Thank you for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash this past week. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your charming craft. Tomorrow is another blog bash, please drop by & share more of your inspiring ideas!

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

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  28. So pretty. What a gorgeous wreath! Thanks for linking up to the white party!
    Holly
    504 Main

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  29. Krysti! These are gorgeous ~ thank you for linking back to my blog! I really appreciate it ~ that wreath was so well recieved that I might just have to make another for a GIVEAWAY sometime soon! Won't you come link them up to my linky party so that I may feature you next week?

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  30. I just found your site through a link party for your blue chair, but I wanted to add (bc I used to live there and know how awesomely beautiful it is and how friendly the people are) that the beaches along the Gulf Coast of Alabama have that beach grass; in fact, it's illegal to harm it in any way! They call the beaches there "Sugar White Sand" because it feels and looks just like it came out of a 5lb bag of sugar :)

    OK, my inner travel agent is satisfied, but I wanted to add that I loved your felt gardenia tutorial. They're my favorite flower!

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