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….
My entry into Make it Pretty Monday’s link party is sponsored by Appliances Online