December 12, 2010

All That Glitters Blog Hop - Christmas Wreath

For today's project in our All That Glitters Blog Hop I offer you this wonderful wreath that adorns our front door. Isn't this just  GORGEOUS!!! It is so sparkly and full of glitter it just shimmers in the sun during the day and sparkles from the light at our entry at night. Be sure to see the bottom of this post for the many other links to the All That Glitter Blogs and opportunity to win some Great Blog Candy! Your eyes will be full and your mind filled with wonderful craft and gift ideas for this Christmas Season when you check out all the links.
I just love this wreath it was just so easy to make as I took all the short cuts and would love to share them with you! First I bought all my items, I did not make a one! I took advantage of the sales that were going on so here is my final list.
Item                            Store                       Original Price            Total Paid
Wreath                       Hobby Lobby                 7.99                     4.00
3 Candy Picks            Hobby Lobby                 2.27each              3.40
3 Lime Bell Picks        Hobby Lobby                 1.99each              2.98
Light Bulb Ornaments  Hobby Lobby                 5.99                     3.00
Lime Bow                   Hobby Lobby                 5.49                     2.75
4 Glittery Poinsettias   Walmart                          4.00                     4.00
4 Lime Ornaments      Walmart                         1.00                      1.00
3 Lime Picks              Walmart                          3.00                     3.00
Flocking Spray            Michael's                       3.69used 1/2        1.85
                                                        Total           43.94          I Paid   25.98
Note if I had my Christmas decorations down from the attic it would have cost even less as I could have used ornaments that I already had. This was so easy to do!!!  All you need to do is grab your glue gun and  get to work...
Well this is how we start with a crumpled up wreath. I bought if from Hobby Lobby. The first thing you do is start pulling it apart all the little branches need to be pulled out and fluffed up just like an artificial Christmas tree.
After my wreath was pulled out I took some left over paper and a garbage bag and covered the grass and sprayed the flocking powder on the wreath. In all honesty I don't know if the flocking will remain on the wreath during some of the heavy rains we get her in Alabama in the winter months. Great news we had heavy rains yesterday and the flocking remained on the wreath!!! It will look good either way though as my ornaments are so bright and glittery.
I laid out all my pieces next to the wreath on my counter, making sure the packages were opened and all the tags were off. First I attached the bow with a bread tie to the wire frame. Then I placed the pointsettas on. Then I added the picks by either wrapping around the wire base of the wreath or using the glue gun.
I just love glittery objects don't you? See all I did was add a little glue, and put it in place on the wreath. The flocking was all over my fingers from reaching in the branches. This was so much fun.
Here is a close up of it sitting on the dining room table... be sure to click on the photo to enlarge it. It just glitters and sparkles!
Here is a close up, see the glitter on the pointsettas? This is just so pretty.
Another close up showing off the non traditional colors in this wreath.
The bells reflecting the glitter of the ornament as well as reflected the light.
I wanted to finish my entry so I wanted  a small Christmas tree in the urns beside my front door.  So I followed the same steps except I just added adorned the trees each with a package of 27 multi-colored small ornaments and placed them in the urns.
Well from My Home To Yours May You Have All That Glitters This Christmas Season!
Be sure to leave a comment here if you like my home entryway and you will be entered in My All That Glitters Blog Candy contest!!! (Note: you must be a follower to win). I want to know how you decorate the outside of your house. You see we have no little ones anymore so we keep it simple yet, my heart just yearns for the days gone by when our children eyes just lit up as they saw the many decorated homes.
Now if you haven't been to see any of these sites yet just start at the top and work you way back to me, you know how I love when you visit me! Don't forget to go see each one of these blog as not only will you see somegorgeous Christmas ideas but many are offering blog candy to boot!!!










The Cricut Couple
The Cricut Diaries
Daily Grace Creations
Gaby Creates
Love, Laughter, and Creations
MelissaMade
And then you are back here at She's A Sassy Lady
I sure hope you enjoyed today's project. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for yet another Christmas project and MORE ALL THAT GLITTERS BLOG CANDY!
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65 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love this! So pretty, and it is big! I would have to buy a store bought one completed to get this look!!! lol We do alot of lights, and candy canes, and anything that lights up the better for the outside of our house...we even have a 6ft. blow up santa!! Thanks for sharing your talent, and it has been fun so far hopping with you!!!

Sandy said...

Another great project!!! All the details are just perfect. Thanks for the step by step pics :)

pattyk said...

beautiful wreath. I just keep it simple decorating . No little ones here either. Merry X-mas--millierose651@aol.com

Debra said...

Gorgeous project! My out door decos are very limited. Just a wreath! TFS

Laura said...

Gorgeous wreath, love all of that sparkle and glitter.

Anonymous said...

Oh my your wreath is absolutely beautiful

Honeybearz Designs said...

Beautiful wreath. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Beautiful Sheila! Love the candy and light bulbs! I keep it simple with the outdoor decorations now that my kids are older. I have candles in my windows and a wreath on the door. I was going to put out my lighted Santa and reindeer, but the ground is frozen and I can't get the spikes in the ground. It's kinda sad when I drive through the neighborhood. I can remember when almost every house was decorated for the holidays. Only a few here and there now.
Happy Holidays!

Glenda said...

Love the glittery wreath--so pretty! I love to decorate outside my house--use many strands of lights and many colors! I use lighted animated items also. My grandkids love seeing all the lights. Hey, so do I!!
Merry Christmas!
Glenda

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful tfs!!

Stephanie said...

Your wreath is gorgeous. You have such an eye for placement. We use clear icicle lights and various painted wood decorations that I painted years ago.

Nana Donna said...

Wow that is beautiful! I just love making Christmas decorations but don't really get to much anymore. One year I made each of your 6 children (all adults) wreaths for their front doors, some of them I even strung batter operated lights on. But I totally agree that Christmas is so much more exciting when you have small children around. I am still a big kid in that I love to look at all the house decorated

craftaholic said...

I love,Love, your home entryway!! The wreath is Very Beautiful and really looks good on the door with all the brick and two little trees on each side!!! TFS!!!
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Rexann

Karen S. said...

Your wreath is beautiful! I made a wreath a few years ago like the ones I love seeing when I get to visit Colonial Williamsburg for Christmas. (My parents live in Virginia.) I bought a plain wreath and decorated it with a few holly leaves/berries, apples and a pineapple that I bought at different craft stores. I love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

stefeni said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Great instructions too. Another thing added to my to-do list. If only I was done with Christmas shopping..

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Heather said...

This is Gorgeous!!
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Jamiecrafts said...

love the wreath great job on the flocking. we put up lights outside and we have a big blow up tree but we didnt get it out for some reason... it's my husbands fault ha ha!

cutecardsbyjamie at yahoo dot com

Lesley from WI said...

Wow....this is gorgeous. You did a wonderful job. We decorate our porch and have colored spotlights on our trees in front. It is gorgeous when there is snow on the ground with the lights.

Tanya said...

Beautiful wreath! Your entryway looks very pretty :)

We put up lights on our porch, that is all this year...

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Elaine said...

Beautiful wreath. We have a pillar by our door and we wrap with garland, mini lights and a big red bow

jean said...

What a pretty wreath!!!It loos like un to make!!! I like the glitz

Marjorie said...

I've been a follower for quite a while. I just have those snowflakes lights hanging from the porch, a white wire tree in the corner and some snowmen along my flower beds. I live in Hawaii. LOL
minmaui at gmail dot com

Josie0602 said...

Gorgeous wreath! I love how it looks on your door! tracyg398@yahoo.com

Cindylu2u said...

It is sooo pretty, love it!!! We don't do much just a wreath on the door and the Christmas tree is in the picture window, we live in the boonies so we are the only ones to see it!! Thanks and Happy Holidays!!
miller896042atbellsouth.net

Carrie's Corner said...

Beautiful wreath. I love to see all the decorated and lit homes this time of year. Normally we do lights outside but since I am taking some classes right now and unfortunately there was just no time. I'll be back at it next year though!

Anne said...

Your wreath is georgeous. Love all the decorations on it. TFS, Anne

Vickie said...

This is beautiful. TFS

MLiss3 said...

Such a beautiful wreath. Everything coordinates so well.

Anna said...

Oh my gosh how beautiful your wreath is. Just awesome.
Thanks so much.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Leti said...

i luv your wreath its so beautiful and looks like you put alot of luv into it. designsbyleti@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Your entry way is beautiful. I love the wreath. I decorate my door with a wreath purchased from a craft sale a couple years ago before I got into crafts..My driveway is really long so our outside decorations are just the wreath and some lights on the porch. Inside is a totally different story. I have a 13 and 8 year old and there isn't a room in the house without a Santa or snowman of some kind in it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful project. I will now be a loyal blog watcher of yours. You've been bookmarked and I am a new follower..
Sarah
sweatherwax31@gmail.com

Jodie R said...

Sweet wreath Sheila and I can't believe how much you saved on the supplies! It looks like you spent way more and it looks so professional. I love it. We do lights right now. I hope next year we can go all out.

TFS!

jvilla95ar at gmail.com

aud1inok said...

Love your wreath!

aud1inok said...

By the way, my front is not decorated this year. My two little ones like to stop and grab everything on the way to the car. Maybe next year... :)

JustYolie said...

Very pretty!!! I love it!

flowerdisco said...

hey sassy......i never made a wreath like yours. i absolutely love it.

the glue gun has been a close friend of mine for a while now. some things are much easier w/it.

A Scrap Above said...

WOW!!This is simply BEAUTIFUL!!
We decorate out yard with white lights, my tree is white lites and have burgundy and gold ornaments, each year we add a new ornament, I also have the inside decorated in MAJOR snowmen..LOL
I am a new follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Trisha said...

I love your wreath in your entryway. I, too, do not have children at home anymore and choose to keep things simple. I have a natural twig tree hanging on the wall of my porch with lights and red berries and branches and pine cones. Simple but nice. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com.

Holly Hudspeth said...

That is just beautiful!

Sandi Cl~ said...

I love making wreaths and just about any floral arangement. This one is super!

TeacherMom said...

Your wreath is absolutely gorgeous!!! So bright and cheery. We decorate our house with lots of lights and some merry little creatures that light up on the front lawn. I have a wreath on my door, but it's nothing compared to yours!! Thanks for the blog hop, it's been great!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Lori Apgar said...

Sheila ~ your wreath looks like a million bucks!!! It is gorgeous!!

Brenda said...

I love your wreath - it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the chance to win a prize - I am a follower of your blog.

The Cropping Canuck said...

So beautiful! Awesome.

We decorate the outside of our house with lots of lights.

moknowsall said...

I love glitter and your weath sure has that - it just glows Xmas all over. Such a nice job and it will last for years as well. I am your newest follower - found you by the blog hop.....thanks for the lovely project
Maureen
mo_sala@pacbell.net

Linda said...

That is the prettiest wreath. Mine is looking like it may be on its last year. I will pick up some stuff after Christmas to make my own for next year. Thanks for the idea.

Bobbi said...

Cute, cute, cute and so sparkly...very festive..

myska said...

lovely wreath!

myska said...

Love this pretty wreath!

MenanBerretts said...

Very very beautiful. Thanks for the second day. I've certainly enjoyed the blog hop.

Lisa said...

WOW, what a beautiful entry. The wreath is gorgeous and the little trees are so sweet.

Barbara said...

What a beautiful wreath. I don't have little ones at home anymore but I do have grandchildren. I put of lights all around the outside of my house. I have a Santa and Snowman blowups. We also have a Ferris Wheel that actually has Christmas characters that sit in the seats. And last but not least, we have a Support Our Troops sign.

Cricut Couple said...

It's so beautiful! I just love this design! Takes me back to my florist days. I need to get my wreath on the door. I am so behind! Thanks for reminding me! Hee! Hee! Gorgeous project as always!

jenni said...

That is fabulous, what a great idea!
jpshirley@ymail.com

MaryNSC said...

I M like U no Little ones at home I dont do much.. I do put out my Big White Lite tree and I put up a few Little trees.. OO and my Hallmark collection..
I love yours it is so PRETTY. thank u for sharing..

mforquer said...

Sheila - this is just amazing!! I love the frost and the glitter - one beautiful project after another!!! Fabulous!
Hugs
M

csparky61 said...

Very pretty wreath and I love all the "bling" Thanks for sharing your creativity. The hop has certainly inspired me.

Luv 2 Create said...

Wow! Great project. Looks so lovely on your door. Thanks for including all the info & instructions. Love the sparkle and choice of items you used.
Marcie

Anonymous said...

wow that is beautiful!! it looks like one you would pay a fortune for in the store!! i would love to have that hanging on my door!

stratus2134 at aol dot com

Summer said...

Your wreath is so beautiful I want to go make one right now! TFS

CraftyGirl said...

WOW!! This is soooooooo amazing!! And you make it look so easy!! Maybe, just maybe, I will try to do one myself!! I love the flocking spray... I really, really need to get some of that!!! lol!!
barb :)

Minta's Creations said...

Your wreath is gorgeous! You should make some and sell them on etsy..Love it!
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

GORGEOUS wreath! TFS!!! -Sam :-)

Shari said...

Beautiful wreath, I love it. To be honest, I have never decorated the outside of my house. However, I have been collecting some lights the last couple of years so my grandchildren (9 and 11) helped me put up what I had and made suggestions for what to buy for next year. I am becoming a convert.

Linda F said...

Love your wreath with the candy and glittered bulbs.

We have a yard full of mostly snow people. No, not the real ones. They wouldn't last in the Arizona sun. We have snowflakes all around with white lights on the ground.

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