Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Wreath

My baby boy is turning 3 this weekend, I cannot believe it has been 3 years since he was born.  Although, him being a tiny baby seems like a lifetime ago!  
Now that Christmas is over I don't have a wreath on the door anymore, and since Cart's birthday is right after Christmas it gave me the idea of a Birthday Wreath!   I thought it would be fun to have something bright and colorful to put out when ever it is one of our birthdays.  
I LOVE this wreath, I really do.   I love the bright colors, it just makes me want to smile! 


The asymmetry was inspired by the Christmas Wreath I made a few weeks ago, I really like the one sided look.  So with that I knew I wanted to use felt.  It's so easy to work with and looks so soft and cozy. 
I wrapped a wreath with white yarn, then cut out a bunch of circles.  This was another one of those things I did while zoning out to one of "my shows". lol  
I folded them in half and in half again to make the ruffly look.  Then glued them on with hot glue.
I used the larger circles to map out where I wanted what color.
 It took quite a bit of time to glue all the little circles on.  But it was worth it!! :) 
Bright and cheery!  Definitely taking those Winter blues away! 


I didn't actually glue the bunting banner on, so I can change it out to different occasions if I want.   By the way, I'm addicted to making wreaths, yea, I'll admit it. HA!  

UPDATE:
Here is another version, many different ways to use the same wreath! 




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18 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness the colorful ruffles on this are adorable and the whole birthday wreath idea i genius!

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  2. So colorful and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I have given you the Liebster Blog Award! Visit my blog to find out details. (I will have it posted soon) Thanks! Shay http://raisingdieter.blogspot.com/

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  4. love this one. I made three Christmas wreaths for friends and family. On my blog if you want a peek
    www.sparklessimplestuff.blogspot.com

    Barbara

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  5. I found you at the link party at shabby creek cottage. I love this wreath! I'm gonna pin this and do it for my daughters birthday party. It's so pretty! Oh, I'm your newest follower!

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  6. Just noticed I put you in the triple digits! Why am I excited about that??!! oh well...thanks again for the great wreath idea!

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  7. This is so cute! I love the simplicity, and pops of color EVERY.Where! This would be a great addition to Find Your Craft Friday... my readers would love it!

    Come visit!!

    http://thequickjourney.blogspot.com/2012/01/find-your-craft-friday-5.html

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  8. What a great colour combo! Your son must love it. you're right - the assymetry is quite catching!

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  9. I LOVE this idea! Totally pinning it on my Pinterest board.

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  10. Adorable wreath!! I love the bright colors and that you didn't glue on the pennant so that you can switch out the wording... so smart! I too am addicted to making wreaths! I made 2 for Valentine's Day, but haven't posted them yet. I'm your newest follower... hope you'll visit my blog and follow me back. Have a great weekend!
    xo,
    Laurie @ Gallamore West

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  11. Love this! I'm following you know - I came over from Toys in the Dryer. Great wreath - I think I need to make this for all the Jan/Feb birthdays we have coming up!

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  12. Thanks for linking up! I just featured your wreath on my fb page :)

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  13. So pretty! I can't wait to start working on some different wreaths for the front door! This is def. going to be inspiration :-)

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  14. Oh my word!!! That is so precious. Would go perfectly with my birthday tees! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  15. Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at our Pin'Inspiration Thursday party. My baby is TWO today! Where does the time go?

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  16. This is so pretty! I love the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Sooooo pretty: I love all of the colors! Off to poke around your blog some more!

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  18. This wreath is darling! I want to make one for MY birthday!
    :) Thanks for sharing!

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