Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Doily Wreath



Martha Stewart (of course, who else?) has a beautiful doily wreath on her site using lights and paper bouquet holders. Of course the papers are a specialty, hard to find item that you have to order online because you can't just walk into Hobby Lobby and buy them. Darn that Martha and all her resources. They are called Biedermeiermanschetten and you can buy them on this site if you are set on the original version.


If you are cheap and impatient like me, you can run to your nearest craft store and pick these up:




I used a Styrofoam wreath form that I had cut in half for another project. It would be a ton easier if you just used a flat form.




All you need to do is take your doily and fold it in half......




Then keep folding until it's about this size (excuse my lighting issues, I was doing this at night).....




Glue them all to your wreath form with hot glue, start with the larger doilies and then use the smaller ones to layer and give it some "poof."
Glue a loop of ribbon to the back for hanging and bam, you are done! A super easy project and best of all, you don't have to worry about it catching on fire. That seemed to be a common concern about Martha's wreath.




I've been busy, busy here getting ready for the house tour. I'm excited about it but starting to freak out a bit as it gets closer. Part of that is probably because we started some painting projects that have to get done. Yikes! It's all coming together though. We have Ella's room all painted and put back in order. More on that another day......

8 comments:

Theresa said...

Your's is pretty too and I bet not nearly as expensive! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Theresa said...

I love yours! I go to Martha's site for inspiration and then $ downsize it to fit my budget... you have done just that. I have a bunch of doilies and am really gonna have to make this, thanks for sharing! Theresa xoxo

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your wreath is soooooo pretty!! So delicate and lacy!

Heather said...

I am a huge Martha fan. Your wreath is beautiful. Hope all is going well with preparations for the home tour. I also hope that afterwards you will share some photos with us! I bet everything looks wonderful!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your is just as pretty and done on a dime! Love it!

XO,
Jane

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Very pretty and your home is so pretty I am sure everyone on the house tour will love what you have done so relax and enjoy it, by the way I know that is easier said than done (;

Robin said...

Oh how pretty. I love it.

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