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Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Bright and Happy Wreath for the Classroom

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! 
Linking to the parties on my sidebar. 
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23 comments:

Karen said...

I love the flowers and the colors are stunning! You did a fabulous job:) LOVE IT!!

SoFlo said...

Cute! How did you make the one blue flower, the "shredded" one?

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Beautifully and cleverly done! I love the colors and the different textures of the flowers. You used just enough against the "plain" side of the wreath to make a stunning project. Lucky friend!

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Too cute!! I *love* the colors!

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

found ya on a linky party -- love this! very beautiful! How did you make the flowers that look like they are rolled? ive never seen them before

Rebecca at Cotton+Wood said...

This is seriously one of the best wreaths I have seen in blog land. I **loooooove** it!!

Katie said...

Pretty! Love the colors!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness I love it!! I'd love to be the teacher that got this wreath! Love the striped fabric you used and all the bright colors!!

Amy said...

Wow, that is goregous and so fun! Love the color scheme. Man, I never got anything half that nice from my secret pal...lol. Yours is one lucky lady! I'd be thrilled if you'd share this at my 'think pink' party!!

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/welcome-to-week-6-of-falling-for-crafts.html

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This turned out beautifully!!

Jenny
http://simcoestreet.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

LOVE this!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-9.html

Megan said...

What a bright and fun wreath!! I'm sure she loved it, I would smile every time I walked past it :)

Odile said...

I love your wreath! it's so cute, I love the colors! I'm a new followers from spain, I say you Hello!

Trish @MomOnTimeout said...

Super cute! I bet your teacher friend that received this gift was thrilled :) I'd love for you to share with my readers if you get the chance. Have a great day! http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/11/taking-timeout-thursday-link-party-no-3.html

Brittany @ My Decoupaged Life said...

Oh my goodness I just love the colors and textures! I shared this on my Facebook page!

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and I love, love, love it!! This wreath is fantastic. Thanks for creating such a fab place to visit.

Alison @ mommadidit.blogspot.com said...

This is darling! I love the colors you used! Thanks for sharing.

megan {homemade ginger} said...

so cheerful! I love it!

Sugarr2518 said...

All of the colors that you added just makes the wreath pop! Great job and thanks for sharing this with us!

Sally said...

I LOVE this! The colors looks so great together...One of the cutest wreaths I've seen in a long time!
I'm your newest follower from the craft envy party. If you get a minute, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

morenumerousthansand said...

What an adorable wreath. It's absolutely gorgeous and I love the bright, happy colors you used.

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Gorgeous!! I absolutely love it.

I featured it on my TT&J facebook page :)

xox
Jen

Kimberly said...

I love this wreath!! The colors go so well together!! And the flowers are so pretty! Good Job! Your friend is lucky to have gotten that! :)

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