This is a sweet little wreath I got from my Grandma and Mom.
They brought it to me when I had Pauly.
I love putting it up - it reminds me of that sweet weekend when they came to visit -
Grandma Pattie took one peek at Pauly and tears ran down her cheeks.
"Oh, Sam!", she said.
I'll never forget it... she made me feel like I was presenting her with
a precious little contribution to
her legacy... and she was thankful.
and add some "bunting".
I say "bunting" because I actually used to call these little flags
- pennant garland -
but how boring is that?
compared to "bunting" which I learned from this gal
and I totally told her I was going to steal it
this new term so
it all started with a bow.
I had some crappy plasticy paper ribbon that was from
my wedding actually -
I made a bow out of it by just using some florist wire weaving loops back and forth.
(look it's actually uneven and I noticed this when I was all ready finished with it
but I don't think Martha Stewy will be by to visit any time soon.... ffhew!)
Now, where was I.... oh - yes.
I made the bow, put it on the wreath and thought...
so off I went to find some crafty paper and I pulled out colors that
would coordinate with fall my wreath, and the door.
(Yes! I still haven't painted that hideous front door. Boooo! It's Halloween worthy, I figure.)
Anyhow, I cut little diamonds out of the paper
I had to find some type of ribbon or string to make the "bunting"
and attach the diamonds to.
This ribbon was obviously NOT going to work.
and I have done ran out of jute string,
as my husband used it in his garden.
Thank you, husband.
So. I stole kite string from my boys' kite!
I took the string folded the diamonds in half around the string and glued it up
with craft glue.
I used it in my boys' room here.
It was not the best sew job ever but hey! I'm learnin'.
I took the bunting and looped it from each side of my wreath
Ta - DAR!!!!!
Hope you do too.
Happy Fall decorating! & don't forget the bunting!!