To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.



Ecclesiastes 3:1

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Spring Primitive Wreath Tutorial

This is my first Blog and my very first post, so I wanted to share a little project I have been working on for spring and offering a tutorial for you to make it yourself. This primitive wreath is very simple to make and can be used from spring through summer.

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Well....lets get started...



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First, I cut out the petals out of "off white" felt and just lay one on top of the other to pattern them. There are five flowers on the wreath, six petals on each flower, so that is thirty petals. They are double thickness, so you will need to cut out 60 of them.

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Here are all my petals cut out.



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Now they need stitched together. I use crochet thread and stitch the two pieces together around the edges. Use any stitch you like, it's just for decoration.



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Here they are all stitched around the edges...great project to do while watching TV. I then sew buttons to the center. I like black on these, they really "pop", but you could use any color.

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Now I coffee stain them. If you have your own formula, use it. I just brewed a pot of coffee, poured it in a tray, dipped each one for 2 seconds, and then wrung it out.

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Here are all these cuties all finished. Just let them dry over night.

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Next I use a spring bush and pull apart each branch that is attached to it with brown floral tape. Each piece you pull apart has wire in it and it is much cheaper to use one large bush torn apart than paying for alot of smaller picks.

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Now I take a plain twiggy wreath and use each piece of spring greenery I pulled apart and wrap each piece one at a time around the wreath. Then with a piece of wire through each flower, I wire each flower evenly around the wreath. I used a dap of hot glue on each flower to keep all the petals secured flat to the twiggy wreath.

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And now all you have to do is "fluff" the wreath, hang it up and enjoy!

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Check back soon, I promise to keep you updated with all the new pieces we make here at the store!

-Christina





25 comments:

  1. CP yours as well as Chucks talents always make me smile and my heart jump your store is wonderful and i can always find something i want on my wish list.
    i always look for your post on aprimitiveplace
    to see what you and you dear hubby have made to make my eyes pop and make me grab for the drool rag your store has so much eyecandy !
    i find i will return to look over and over again to see what i have missed . i am not a blogger though i just read and hardly never post but i will be putting this blog in my list of favs so i can see what you are doing time and time again

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  2. Congratulations, Christina, on your blog! You're off to a great start! I look forward to seeing all the wonderful prim things you and your husband make and more tutorials.

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  3. Congratulations on your new blog!!! I'm so glad you started one. You and Chuck make such a good team and I can't wait to see everything y'all come up with!!

    Blessings,
    Dana

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  4. Welcome to blogland!! Great tut! I am looking forward to more posts!
    Come on over and check mine out when you get a chance!

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  5. Congrats to your new blog.
    I'm loving your first tut...can't wait to see what else you share with us.
    You can be sure that I'm following your blog!!
    Darla
    The Prim Patch

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  6. So glad you have a blog, you and your hubby are so talented. I hope to learn a lot from your tutorials-thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Love your blog and the wreath. I will be signing to be one of your followers. Kay

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  8. Welcome to blogging! I am looking forward to your tutorials!! I am gong to sign up as one of your followers. I may not comment each time I visit, but I'll be stopping by regularly!

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  9. CHRISTINA SWEETIE, CONGRATS ON YOUR FIRST TUT. YOU DID A GREAT JOB!
    I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING MANY GREAT IDEAS FROM YOU!
    MUCHES LOVE DAWN

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  10. Love the wreath and your step by step was clear as can be.Looks like a fun project that I will be trying soon. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.Your blog is very pretty.
    Maureen

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  11. LoVe your blog and enjoyed the tut!!

    Added you to my favs and am now a follower!!

    I can't wait to learn more from you Christina!!

    Roxanne

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  12. Christina- great job on your first tut and blog entry! I love this wreath- thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!!! Betsy (yomamaJSPF)

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  13. Hi, I found your blog today. Love your wreath. Nice pic's. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Congrats on your blog. I enjoyed the tut and look forward to more posts.

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  15. I am so glad you have a blog,thanks for the tut on the wreath~ its great!!

    hugs, Darla

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  16. Oh, Welcome to the blogging land. I joined your blog and I am a shadow, my husband is trying to get my picture up there when I join someone's blog!!!!

    I am new at blogging, I hope you stop by my blog and check it out and become a follower!!!!!!

    I put you under my favorites!!

    ~ Blessings~
    Tricia
    Hillcrest Home Prims

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  17. Christina what a darling wreath you can bet I will be making one real soon thanks so much.I will also become one of your followers.I am from Illinois and my dream vacation has always been to go out east to Virginia and all the surrounding states someday i hope to make it and when I do I will be stopping by your neat little shop but till then I will just have to settle for your blog lol.

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  18. OMG Christina, I luv this wreath. So prim. HMMM just one more project to add to my list.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  19. Your blog is beautiful! Thanks so much for the tutorial on the wreath. I love it!!!

    Lucy
    www.farmersattic.com
    www.farmersattic.blogspot.com
    www.lucy43g.etsy.com

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  20. Hi Christina...this is just beautiful and I must say one of the easiest to UNDERSTAND tutoriols I've read.
    Something even I can do.
    Thanks again and CONGRATULATIONS on a beautiful start to a wonderful blog.
    Karen

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  21. Hi Christina... looking forward to making one for my door at spring time. Thanks.
    Claudia

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  22. You're off to a great start. The wreath is just beautiful and you make it look so easy. Looking forward to seeing more!

    Have a great weekend.

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  23. I found your blog from the APP site. Your first post is wonderful! Love this tutorial and I have bookmarked your site. Look forward to your future posts.

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  24. Oh my gosh!! I am so excited to find your blog on here. I live just up the road from you, near Bluefield!! I have heard a lot of great things about your store in Lebanon but haven't had a chance to visit you yet! I will definitely be checking you out soon! Congrats on starting your blog ~ you are gonna do great!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  25. Love your tutorials just found your blog from pinterest

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