Monday, June 13, 2011

A Window From My Past

I went to a home show two years ago and that is where my inspiration came from!  My parents are replacing old windows, so I got this one for free!  All I did was clean the window and spray-painted it white.  I found the berry wreath at my local craft store one sale.  (I had been wanting one of these for a while).  I pounded a nail in the top and hung the wreath with a piece of wire.

Here it is on my wall.  Love it!

I realize the wreath could use a little help!  These are a pain to get right...geez.  I would like to add some vinyl to the window, but just can't decide what to use.  Any ideas?  Also, I thought it would be awesome to sand the edges to give it a shabby look.  What do you think?
This week, I am partying over at a variety of places.  Check out my new "blog parties" page for some sweeeet ideas and to see where I party!

5 comments:

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love your wreath on the old window. Yes, I would sand the edges to give it a more vintage look. I have been looking for some old windows and located some this past weekend. I have a project in mind but I hadn't thought to hang a wreath on the windows. I have thought about adding some vinyl that I could cut to look like curtains pulled back because I want the old window to look like a real window. Hmmm....so many ideas.

Crissa Rae said...

Steph, Your wreath window is so cute! So this is actually regarding the flower that I made and posted about on my blog, and I just wanted to get back to you... sorry it's been a while! I started with a bunch of squares of cotton-ish fabric (the kind you'd use to make a quilt is what I think of. I can't remember the exact square size I used, but it's kind of trial and error to determine the size you want it in the end. Maybe 2 1/2-3"). Then you fold one corner toward the opposite to make it a triangle. After this, take each corner of the triangle on the folded side and fold it toward the other corner. (Then it will look like a square again.) Next, fold the square you have in half so that the 2 triangles you made by bringing the corners down are on opposite sides of each other. (Does that make sense? You folded them both down toward the middle, then you fold the square that you see on the opposite side so it's all the same size as the triangles you made...) Next, I think I just gathered them in, and then you can cut any extra bulge off the bottom (You should be able to tell which side is toward the center and which isn't.) You can use either side as the front of your flower, and can make as many petals as you want so it looks good. Then you sew them all together at the centers (or you can glue them, I think the tutorial I watched, they sewed it together) and just make sure it's nice and tight. For the yellow, I had part of a fabric flower that you use polyester material, cut and fray the edges. (You cut a square, cut toward the center on the four sides, then melt the edges over a candle and it makes them round and makes it look flower-ish) I cut mine up and just glued each petal on to make it look good. Then I just added the bead on top! If you don't understand, let me know! :) I found the tutorial for the cotton part online somewhere...

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Janet said...

I love berry wreaths! It looks so nice on your window. :) How lucky that you found it on sale too!

Terry said...

You are genius in wreath making. Well, that is my favorite. I want to make one, before this Christmas. Thanks for sharing beautiful styles of wreath in unique style.
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