Easy Breezy Wreath

September 16, 2011 in For the Holidays, Gettin' Crafty, Kitchen, Wall Decor

Just a simple post for you today. Feel like I’ve been a little heavy on the photos lately so I thought I better keep this one easy breezy!

This past spring I got this piece from an antique store (Red Barn) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The tag on it claimed it was an 1800′s cutting board. I’m not so sure I buy that story… but I liked the look of the wood and it’s sheer size so I decided to bring it home with me. PLUS – it was 50% off!

Sorry for the wonky blue looking cabinet. The sheen of the cabinets made it tough to get a pic that accurately depicted the cutting board without making the cabinets look cuh-razy!   ….also probably doesn’t help that my camera battery is dead so I used my iPhone to snap the pics.  

I brought the cutting board home and hung it on the side of my  pantry cabinet in the kitchen. I liked the way the old wood balanced the bright white cabinets. It hung bare for a while… For a while I thought about painting it to look like an old sign, but I just couldn’t bring myself to put paint on such a neat, untouched piece.

So there she hung…. bare naked.  ….Until I saw a jute wrapped wreath and thought…. I WANT ONE!

I bought a foam wreath and some jute twine.  A couple of glue sticks, several burns and many expletives later, I had successfully fully wrapped my wreath with twine.  I had a jar of paper flowers I picked up a while back at Michaels in the scrapbook department (on Clearance!). When I bought them I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with them so I stuck them on a shelf until now.

I used simple straight pins with white tops to attach the flowers to the wreath. After spending so much time and sacrificing my finger prints, I didn’t want to permanently attach them. I’m sure I’ll want to change things up eventually… It’s pretty darn crafty, but for now I’m diggin the paper store-bought scrapbook flowers on the wreath!

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Have a great weekend!  It’s starting to feel like fall and I CAN’T WAIT.  I hear cute boots and cozy sweaters calling my name!

Check out my Link Parties tab for a list of all the awesome blogs where I’m linking this project!


Joining the Fall Wreaths Challenge at the CSI Project!

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…and HUGE THANKS for featuring this wreath go to the following fabulous blogs…

GingerSnapCrafts  UndertheTableandDreaming

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