Tuesday, May 21, 2013

~~~DIY Summer Wreath....FREE!!!!~~~~

Good morning! LOTS of fluffing going on around here! Joe had been, LITERALLY, working his butt off doing our new landscaping. And I mean literally, his pants are about falling off. I guess I should be digging put there too!!!!!!!!!!! However, I have been busy doing other things and one of them was fixing and adding to my summer wreath. In the move it got kinda messed up so I pulled alot off it and then kinda redid it all.I only used what I had on hand so this was a FREE project!!!! Love that! I had some extra flowers in my stash so decided to make it LUSH and FULL!!!!!!!!!!! Full of color and life! As you may remember from last year, I wired 3 wreaths together for the base. Then startd adding some flowers and fun gardening items. This is how it looks as you come up the walk.

 Here you can see the 3 wreaths and that a nest pick was added to the center.

 This cute little mossy birdhouse was in the stash so on it went!!!
 Small clay pots were also added. I just pulled wire through the hole in the bottom and wired them to the grapevine. I tip I should pass on to you is buy BUSHES of flowers when you can and cut them apart. You get SO much more "bang for your buck" than single stems and they are usually perfect for wreaths. The impatiens were a bush as well as the geraniums and other flowers too.
 I wanted a real mix of colors so it would be vibrant enough to see easily from the street. Plus all the colors in the annuals and bushes out front are repeated here. I love this pink edged hydrangea, the salmon colored impatiens, creamy hydrangea and touches of PALE blues.

 I even added some bright reds since I have red begonias planted out front too. Long sprigs of flowering stems are added to the outside to make it larger too.

 I love the way it turned out. I always have a wreath on the door to say "WELCOME" to any guests who come. I think it is a friendly way to welcome friends and family. Joe's sister and her hubby are coming up from Fl. in 3 weeks to visit us and I am so anxious to see them and have them here!!!. Thanks for YOUR visit. XO, Pinky
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24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous and so summery! I love your black door with the black handles! So classy!
    Karen

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  2. Oh I love it! I love the lush and wispy feel of it!!

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  3. Pinky, I love how you used the layering of the wreaths, looks wonderful.

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  4. This is gorgeous Pinky. I love all the different flowers and vines. Perfect!

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  5. Can we say gorgeous? Yes we can! So bright and happy. fondly ~lynne~

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  6. Pinky, you make THE BEST wreaths!!! So pretty.And yes it say, "Come on in"!

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  7. I absolutely LOVE your wreath!!

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful Pinky!!...I love how you layered the wreaths...so many gorgeous flowers and accents...I am definitely using your wreath for some great inspiration..

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  9. So, so pretty, Pinky! I love wreaths, too, and always have several around our home.

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  10. Just beautiful, Pinky! Your wreaths always amaze me. I love how you combined two sizes of wreaths together.

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  11. I love how full it is. I bought grapevine wreaths before we left on vacation now I just have to make them. I have lots of flowers that I'd used with other projects that I've since gotten tired of. I'm hoping I have enough so my project can be almost free!!

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  12. Pinky,
    Gorgeous, dear friend!!!
    Lush, full and I adore the mix of floral choices!!! Great to carry you through Memorial day thru late Summer, too!!!
    Your guests wil feel very welcomed, indeed!
    Thanks for the tip on budget friendly floral arrangements!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  13. Your re-worked wreath looks gorgeous hung on your front door!!!! The new landscaping looks amazing too! What a pretty neighborhood you live in :o)
    ~Des

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  14. Great idea of using several wreaths. It all adds up to one gorgeous piece!

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  15. you had me at free! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  16. Your wreath is gorgeous! Love all the different flowers and the small pots are the perfect touch!

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  17. Hi Pinky~ Love your layered flowering vines and adorable nest wreath! The addition of the terra cotta pots are such a fun spring touch! Wishing you and your family a Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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  19. Very pretty! I love the bird's nest, with the eggs!

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  20. That is a very welcoming wreath! I love how it shows up against your door color. The gardening elements are such a cute addition to it.

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  21. Love this arrangement Pinky. it is welcoming and pretty. It definitely looks like spring. Great project. Happy Memorial day. Thank you for your prayers and sweet thoughts, xoxo Linda

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  22. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Love your wreath!! Yes, they have 3 different styles of birds and also butterflies at Dollar Tree!! Gotta love that store!!

    Your new home is beautiful! Congrats!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  23. So bright and beautiful -and perfect for Summer!

    Ashley
    applesbyashley.com

    PS-Would love to have you link this up to our Summer Wreath Challenge at http://www.applesbyashley.com/2013/06/make-along-monday-link-up.html

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Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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