I still have a few windows that we broke the glass out of. I’m trying hard to create different styles with each one, so here is what I did today…
A few days ago I ran across a neat post on how to make a rag garland by Courtenay at The Creek Line House. You can see it here. I also featured it this week on my Linky Party.. Yep.. I loved it!
I REALLY wanted to make one for my old door. I decided to try to make one out of materials I already had at home. That same day. I’m impatient like that.
Later that night, I grabbed some twine, burlap and some brown ribbon. I sat myself down in front of the TV to watch my favorite show.. Flipping Out… and got busy. By the time I was done, an hour later, this is what I had…
Yuck! Gag with me with a fork! I mean a spoon.
Totally not what she had done.
Do you see the difference?
Oh yes, you do. Her garland is FANTABULOUS.. mine.. not so much!
So, I vowed that I would try again another day when I had the right materials.
While at Target the other day, I stopped by the dollar section and found these cute grapevine wreaths for $2.50!! I bought 3 of them. SCORE!!
Hubby found a turkey hat…
Ha ha ha!! He makes me laugh! Love this turkey!
I also bought the correct fabric from Hobby Lobby. I still wish I would have looked for the burlap fabric look alike. Oh well. Next time! I used white and a light tan color fabric.
While I tied, I had disturbing visions of Christmas in 5th grade. We were told to bring in a coat hanger and several white trash bags. I swear, we spent the ENTIRE day cutting up our trash bags and tying them onto the coat hanger to make a Christmas wreath. It was tedious. I’ve mentioned it before… I strongly dislike tedious. I will say, it is totally different when the TV is on! I’m pretty sure that was the last wreath I’ve ever made… until today!
A little side note before I go on…
My sweet and crafty friend Angie asked me if I knew how to make some rosettes. This was at 7 this morning. She thought some of my windows and little blocks could use some. I told her I had tried, but just couldn’t figure it out. As sweet as she is, at 7 in the morning, she video taped herself making one and sent it to me.
I tried it.
I LOVED them!
You’re going to see lots more of them… just sayin’.
I added three cute little rosettes. Don’t you love them?
I added a french bow to match my rosettes and hung it on my antique window using some burlap ribbon.
Here is the finished window….