Tuesday, December 11, 2018

T Stands for Wreath Making



Time to make the wreath. This year's theme turned out to be cardinals. While roaming through Target, I found a pair of birds and some other bits and bobs. Wreath making begins by laying things out on the wreath to see what, if any, story develops. Much of this time is spent by moving things around while sipping a cup of tea. Flavor for this afternoon: Vanilla Chai


Time is also spent rummaging through the Christmas bauble box to see if there are things that can be added and to pick out ribbon. I had planned on securing the birds to the left side of the wreath, but their shape just didn't lend themselves to that side. While foraging in the refrigerator, the Young One made a suggestion. Why not put them at the bottom of the wreath?


From there, the story emerged. Himself and Herself. They needed mistletoe, but I didn't feel like running out trying to find some. I found a free cut file for the scan and cut. Cut some mistletoe from some green paper and added a few pearl beads.


The first job I had at 16 years old was making artificial floral arrangements and I was taught how to make bows. I forgot how difficult making bows with wide, flocked ribbon is. Wreath on the front door.


And then the clean up. After another cup of tea.

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38 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous wreath CJ. Those little birds look fantastic on it! It is so festive! Happy T Day my friend. Hugs-Erika

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    1. The little birds just cracked me up. Himself conservatively dressed with his scarf. Herself a little out there with her ugly sweater and reindeer antlers. :-D

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  2. Your wreath is gorgeous, really beautifully made - enjoy! You definitely earned that second cup of tea! Happy T Day, Valerie

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    1. I would have had that second cup of tea whether I earned it or not :-D

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  3. What a beautiful wreath! I always look forward to seeing your Christmas wreath and this one is stunning 😁. The embellishments and little birds all dressed in their winter gear is perfect - I love it! Thanks for the inpiration and wishing you a happy T Day! J 😊 x

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  4. Sometimes things don't turn out like we plan but end up even better! I like Himself and Herself together under the mistletoe :) It looks great on the door :) Happy T Tuesday!

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  5. I love your wreath and your Christmas background.
    The cardinals have it:)

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  6. Oh wow your wreath is just awesome! and I loved your homemade mistletoe-just perfect!
    I don't remember ever making a wreath before-you are really good at it-me to tie a bow not so much lol
    Happy T Hugs Kathy

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  7. This wreath turned out great. I like how you experimented and found the perfect arrangement. I like the faux mistletoe, too. I have some I've had for about 15 years. It is still green, too.

    I also made floral arrangements and got pretty good at it. However, I have never been able to make a proper bow unless it had wire in it. Yours looks most impressive.

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    1. I prefer working with the wired ribbon, too. I think it makes a nicer looking bow.

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  8. Your Christmas wreath for the door looks gorgeous. The birds look really sweet where you placed them.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne

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  9. I think your wreath turned out well.
    Looks lovely.

    All the best Jan

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  10. Bows are hard! They look so easy but they most certainly are not. Your wreath is beautiful on your door and I love that you have chosen a theme. Vanilla chai is one of my favorites!
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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    1. Vanilla Chai is the perfect Winter blend. I don't care for it iced.

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  11. You created an absolutely adorable wreath. I might have to go looking for those birds.

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  12. Love the adorable red birds and mistletoe! and quite a gorgeous wreath on your front door too! thanks for sharing your wreath and tea with us...sorry I'm a bit late to visit!

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  13. Your wreath is beautiful! I love the birdies and the mistletoe (real or not).
    I must compliment you on your bow. It is the prettiest bow i have ever seen.
    I'll join you for vanilla chai.I love that.
    Belated happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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    1. Thanks for the compliment, but you should have seen the bows the boss' wife made. They were exquisite. In fact, she started her own business making bows.

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  14. A very beautiful wreath and always good to hear your tea choices

    A bit late so hope your T Day went well

    Love Chrissie xx

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  15. I put together a wreath, but it never comes out this gorgeous! We used to hang it on a paneled wall over our fireplace mantle. And a light would shine directly on it. Beautiful. Since we moved we just hang it on the wall. Not the same at all! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. I'm sure your wreaths are stunning. We just tend to be overly critical of our own work. I bet the light shining on the wreath was pretty. Maybe next year, I'll try adding battery operated lights as there isn't an outlet close by where the cord wouldn't be a problem.

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  16. So pretty CJ!! I love it! Big Hugs!

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  17. Sorry to be so late to tea. The winter holiday time is always crazy busy for my business. Better late then never ;-)

    I love Himself and Herself under the mistletoe. So clever, CJ.

    Belated Happy T-Day! Eileen xoxo

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    1. When I saw the little birds in the store, they just cracked me up so I had to buy them.

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  18. Wow! To say I am impressed is an understatement! Your wreath looks FAB-u-lous!!! Since we moved here I can't hang a wreath successfully as we no longer have a knocker!! A very belated Happy T day! Chrisx

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    1. thanks, Chris. The front door is a steel door so I have a heavy duty wreath magnet that I hang the wreath on.

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