At school we play Secret Pal between teachers where we send each other little gifts and encouraging notes throughout the quarter anonymously. So I took a tiny break from entering grades for report cards and writing papers for my grad class to make this wreath to give to my teacher friend as her "Reveal Gift" to hang on her classroom door.
I got my inspiration for my wreath from these beauties:
How gorgeous is that wreath in a frame?! I've got to put a wreath in a frame soon. I just love it.
and this one at Kiki Creates which I've loved forever.
I used embroidery thread to put centers in the flowers and also to outline and add veins to the leaves.
I'd also never made those fun loopy flowers before and used the techniques seen in this tutorial, but I made my loops bigger.
I really had to restrain from using those warm fall colors that I love so much since my friend's favorite colors are pink and blue, but I did manage to sneak that mustard yellow in there. I love when I create things for others and use colors that I wouldn't normally use and end up loving it!
I took these pictures during a 5 minute break at a professional development day at school before I gave it to my friend. That must be why I did not see that blue nail or whatever that is on the wall in the center of the wreath! Ha!
I hope you like it. Thanks for reading!
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