Saturday, April 13, 2013

~~~Another Spring/Summer Wreath and Tutorial!!!~~~

Hello my sweet friends!!! My best friend, Wenda, asked me to make her a new wreath for her front door. Wenda and I have been friends for 45 years!!!!!!!!!!!! AND, we share a birthday! Isn't that something!!??? She has been such a HUGE part of my life, I don't know what I would do without her. In fact today she hosted a breakfast for some of our friends who have spent winter in Florida, a welcome home breakfast. So I wanted to have her wreath ready for her to take today. This first picture is last night, hanging on my back door in the morning room. As you can see, I started with a grapevine wreath.
 The first thing I did was make the bow and attach that.
 In order to "curl" your ribbon, just twist it around you 2 fingers, then pull on it to make a "curl". You will need wired ribbon to do this.
I know....I need to have a PRETTIER place to do these tutorials!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 I added a nest and greens pick under the bow then some green and cream hydrangeas.
 Next, I cut apart an impatiens bush and added the flowers.
 next is some variegated ivy
 then a bunch of pink poppies.
 I then added these pretty white filler flowers

 finally, some green berries around the edges.

 Here it is on Wenda's front door. She really liked it, thank goodness:):)

Thanks for your visit. I hope you all have a FABULOUS weekend!!! Joe and I are busy painting at the old house. We should be done with that after tomorrow. XO, Pinky
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Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday


  1. Hi Pinky! OH, the wreath is gorgeous and what a wonderful friend you are to make it for her! What a treasure you two have been friends for that long. We usually lose touch throughout the years. Anyway, thank you for the tute on the wreath. I would never have thought of putting the bow on first! It makes so much sense. I hope you'll keep up these wreath tutes as I've learned so much from you. Have a wonderful weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. It really is gorgeous. You do such a wonderful job with all of your floral arrangements. I am sure your friend loved it. Hugs, Marty

  3. I just love it and I know Wenda did, too!

  4. Thanks for another great tutorial. I'm going to make my own wreath, yet. Yours is so pretty. Thank you for the inspiration!


  5. A totally wonderful result, Pinky. It is really lovely. Happy Weekend!


  6. A totally wonderful result, Pinky. It is really lovely. Happy Weekend!

  7. Wow, the wreath you made is beautiful!!! Wish I had one like it on my front door.

    Happy weekend to you!!!!

  8. So pretty! Wonderful job and even more special to be made by a friend! Hope you'll come share on AMAZE ME MONDAY, link goes up Sunday afternoon!

  9. Pinky,
    Amazing wreath for your friend!!!
    I love it hanging on her door...but it is truly striking on your black door, too!!!
    Thanks for sharing, dear friend!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  10. You are so on the ball! I still have EAster things up and to tell the truth, I just found a few hearts lingering from Valentine's Day! Yikes. I am soooo behind.

  11. The wreath came out beautiful! I had to come over and say hello because of the comment you made over at Hospitality Designs about the "Rosebuds" pot. My dog is named "Rosebud" so I was excited to see it too! Funny. Have a nice Sunday!

  12. I love your wreath, so pretty & spring like. Your friend is well rewarded for giving breakfast to your friends, I'm sure it will be admired for quite some time.
    Do you always have a wreath on your door throughout the year? I'm English living in France and we only ever put a wreath on our door for Christmas and I always use fresh flowers & greenery from the garden or collected from woods.

  13. Very pretty! I'm planning to make myself some sort of summer wreaths next weekend. I really need to get one of those easel things.

  14. What a great tutorial! I've never thought to use an easel. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Jenny from

  15. It's beautiful Pinky! I still haven't done anything for the front porch. I better bet busy!

  16. Pinky, your wreath is gorgeous! I want to make one for my front door, using hydrangeas, as well. This was a great tutorial!

  17. You are a great wreath maker! That's beautiful. I'm sure your friend is really enjoying it. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

  18. So pretty. I just love the colors!!

  19. Very pretty Pinky! I always admire your work!

  20. I really do love this wreath. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  21. Well, of course your friend likes the wreath -- it's gorgeous! I adore your combination of color and florals, making it so Spring-like!

  22. Oh I know your friend loves the wreath Pinky! First, it’s beautiful and second because it comes from her dear friend. A great tutorial! Happy Spring!

    The French Hutch

  23. What a lovely garland! The green goes really well with the coral pinks. Thank you for taking through how you made it.

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  25. Your wreath is beautiful and great tutorial!! I would love for you to link up at my craft party! Just follow the link....


  26. The wreath you made is beautiful. And you made it look so easy to put together. Love it!!
    Thank you so much for stopping by,
    Mary Alice

  27. its lovely! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. I hope you stop by Katherines Corner tomorrow and see my little tutorual

  28. Your wreath is beautiful Pinky! I know your friend was thrilled!


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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